Moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Dartmouth was quite the change for me. I realized that I would soon feel temperatures below zero, and have to wear snow boots and a parka just to remember what warmth felt like. And I had to get used to a slightly more limited food scene. I always joke with friends from home that in Hanover, there’s the Chinese restaurant, the Thai restaurant and the Indian restaurant. But the Hanover restaurant scene just got a little more exciting with the addition of Base Camp Café, a Nepalese restaurant serving lunch and dinner every day. Just over two weeks ago, this joint set up shop in the basement of 3 Lebanon Street, replacing Salubre Trattoria. Base Camp Café uses local, organic produce as often as possible and doesn’t deep fry any dishes. The restaurant avoids using artificial chemicals and colors and incorporates healthy fats, like olive and sesame oils, into its recipes. It also serves plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, flavor included. Manager Bhola Pandey researched obesity and nutrition in Boston for two years before opening up Café Momo in Manchester. Each dish has an almost scientific nutrient breakdown, consisting of 60… Read more »
Those of you who weren’t on campus in the summer may have noticed an extra dose of cute in Hanover – the Howe Library installed two Little Free Libraries over 14X. These structures invite passersby to “Take a book, leave a book,” offering a small break from a hectic day. The first Little Free Library was unveiled in front of Hanover’s Town Hall on Aug, 11 and the second, between the Hanover Inn and the Hop, was installed earlier this month. Since 2009, the Little Free Library movement has spread worldwide, spearheaded by an organization of the same name. According to the Little Free Library website, these free book exchanges aim to “promote literacy and the love of reading” and to “build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.” As of Jan. 15, 15,000 Little Free Libraries were registered with the organization across at least 56 countries . The quaint structures in Hanover have been in the works for over a year, when Howe Library staff and trustees decided it would be a worthwhile project. Howe Library director Mary White said she was drawn to the idea by the opportunity for outreach it provided the library. “A lot of… Read more »
1. Who are all these people?! Where did they come from?!
2. And why are there lines everywhere? I didn’t have to wait for even my KAF iced teas all summer.
3. On the other hand, non-summer KAF hours are a beautiful thing. On an unrelated note, I may never sleep again due to being over-caffeinated.
4. But I can’t get nachos at late night FoCo anymore…which is a problem for me.
5. Speaking of FoCo, I need to make a note to myself to avoid that place until the end of the term.
6. Why is it so colddd? It’s like the weather knows that 14X is over, so now it might as well be rainy and cloudy every day. At least it reflects my feelings about the summer being gone.
7. And on that note, thanks for the mere two weeks of an actual summer break, Dartmouth.
8. OH! Wait! It’s you!! I forgot about you but I like you! I guess it’s kind of nice to have other people back on campus too.
Brown University: Alongside community members, students from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design staged a “die-in” on Sept. 12 to protest police brutality against people of color, the Brown Daily Herald reported. More than 100 people attended the protest to show solidarity and respect for the recent casualties in Ferguson, Missouri.
Columbia University: Hundreds gathered to protest Columbia’s handling of sexual assault on campus last Friday, the Columbia Spectator reported. Standing behind a line of mattresses, students held signs that supported survivors and condemned administrators.
Cornell University: On Sept. 10, Cornell’s Climate Neutrality Acceleration Working Group presented recommendations to change Cornell’s target date for cutting its net carbon emissions to zero from 2050 to 2035, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. The recommendations included constructing more efficient buildings, using wind projects and developing local biofuels.
Harvard University: Two members of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock protest group, spoke at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Monday, critiquing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s oppression in Russia and Ukraine and advocating for the right to free speech, the Harvard Crimson reported. The pair also investigated the arrest of a Harvard alumnus who had been banned from campus after a previous protest, and had illegally attended the forum.
Blitz inboxes have been full of Prouty updates and Deltas all over campus have been pelted with giant, rubber balls. This can only mean one thing — summer is here, and it’s full of fundraisers that benefit cancer research, children’s hospitals and everything in between. But with so many great fundraisers, what about the ideas that will never come to fruition? We dug deep into the recesses of our post-midterms imaginations (read: not very far, brain is fried) to imagine what kind of fundraising ideas might never make it off the drawing board. And for most of these, it’s truly a shame we will never see them on campus. 1. A campus-wide benefit for local animal shelters that involves selling guidebooks detailing how to keep a cat, dog or other animal of choice in your dorm without getting caught. Disguise is key. Via scienceblogs.com 2. Auctioning off permanent “on table” status, with the money going to support a switch from Keystone to…well, anything else. Courtesy of Fox / via collegetimes.com 3. A similar auction of customized pong tables and paddles. Any and all money raised will help to fund a plastering of all frat basements with any… Read more »