Spring Term in Graphs


It was a long time coming, but spring has finally sprung. This past week, there was an exponential increase in the number of people hanging out on the Green. And that got me thinking: How can I capture spring term at Dartmouth in graphs? I may not have known how to graph Canada’s production possibility frontier on my last Econ midterm, but I think I figured out how to map these more relevant trends (sorry, Canada):

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11 Signs Hanover Weather Has Given You Trust Issues

Hanover weather is insane. This isn’t news (that’s why it’s on Dartbeat). Four inches of snow on Wednesday? Check. Salmon shorts and sundresses on Saturday? Also check. What with this mercurial climate and the fact that you can no longer go make out with a stranger on the ground floor of AD to vent your angst, it’s normal to be feeling a little on edge. Here are a few 15Signs Hanover weather has given you trust issues.

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Fieldstock block party dampened by rain

Aditi Kirtikar/The Dartmouth Staff


Bright sunshine, girls parading around in sundresses and guys in pastel shorts, water bottles everywhere – a classic block party scene. Unfortunately, this summer’s Fieldstock turned out to be quite the opposite, with the weather turning students away from Webster Ave and into the cozy confines of their rooms throughout Friday afternoon.

Campus was abuzz with the words “100% chance of rain,” which proved to be unfortunately accurate, as the skies opened up all afternoon and continued on into the night.

The 1st Annual Block Party, hosted by the 2015 Class Council, ran from 1:30pm to 7pm and featured activities along a blocked off Webster Avenue. All of the Greek houses cosponsored events that were sure to be a hit, but without a contingency plan for bad weather, the majority of them were cancelled.

The Tabard hosted a water balloon toss and donuts on strings, while next door Phi Delta Alpha fraternity hosted a “puppy party.” Zeta Psi fraternity hosted spikeball and cornhole games, and Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity had music and face painting.

Some activities proved to be short-lived on a wet frat row, with the music being shut off for electrical reasons, face painting for aesthetic reasons and the various outdoor sports for obvious reasons.

While the surface of Webster was as damp as its basement counterparts, there were still a few people milling about. Unsurprisingly, Stinson’s catered barbecue on the lawn of Zete and Bones Gate fraternity proved to be a draw for students, reinforcing Dartmouth students’ love for free sustenance.

“I just dropped by and grabbed some food,” said Bianca Jackson ’15. “It was kind of a bummer because I’m sure they put a ton of effort in to organizing it.”

Students hopping out of cars, running over to the food tent, and running back in to the cars were a common sighting. Also spotted were a few enthusiastic cornhole players, who braved the rain to throw their beanbags across the Zete lawn.

It can definitely be said that the effort was there, as the pioneering Class Council spent countless hours organizing the first summer block party. Hopefully the weather will treat 14X better.




Stuff Dartmouth Kids Like: Sundress Day

via deadspin.com

At Dartmouth, we observe a handful of high holy days. These include the Thursdays before big weekends, the night of the Homecoming bonfire, [email protected], and every day of both Green Key (which should last at least five days if you’re doing it right) and sophomore Summer. Some of these sacred moments are several hours long; some are several weeks. However many of these days you choose to celebrate, it’s time to add one more to your list – Sundress Day.

Sundress Day is beloved by boys and girls (and possibly some pervy townies and through-hikers) alike. According to UrbanDictionary.com, the source of all my knowledge, Sundress Day is officially defined as “the first day that the weather warms up, when suddenly women appear everywhere in light, revealing summer dresses. Usually in early spring in the Northern Hemisphere. A day greatly anticipated by people who wear dresses and those who gawk at them.” Continue reading

Friday Bite




The The­ater De­part­ment an­nounces this week’s YOUR SPACE pro­duc­tion in the Bent­ley The­ater:

Charles Mee’s AGAMEM­NON 2.0 (A post-mod­ern re-telling of Aeschy­lus’ Agamem­non)

Di­rected by Susan Hakes ’12

Cast in­cludes: An­jelo Aus­tria ’12 Char­lyn Brea ’12 Gabriel Dorf­s­man-Hop­kins ’13 Eli Howey ’15 Roger Lott ’14 Si­mone Smith ’15 Lizzy South­well ’15 Michael Vester­gaard ’15 Mar­got Yecies ’15

FRI­DAY @ 5:30 PM and SUN­DAY @ 5 PM Bent­ley The­ater FREE AD­MIS­SION!

For more info: click here

**Today’s weather:**

Sun and clouds mixed. High 33F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.


While Dart­mouth’s Greek sys­tem has come under fire for al­le­ga­tions of fra­ter­nity haz­ing and sub­se­quent ad­min­is­tra­tive in­ac­tion, the Col­lege’s peer in­sti­tu­tions main­tain com­pa­ra­ble anti-haz­ing reg­u­la­tions and pro­ce­dures for deal­ing with vi­o­la­tions, al­though a higher per­cent of el­i­gi­ble Dart­mouth stu­dents are af­fil­i­ated with a Greek or­ga­ni­za­tion than at sim­i­lar col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties.

Yale Uni­ver­sity re­leased its first sex­ual mis­con­duct re­port Tues­day, de­scrib­ing sex­ual ha­rass­ment com­plaints that have been made on cam­pus from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2011 and how these sit­u­a­tions have been han­dled, The New York Times re­ported on Wednes­day.

Eight law firms, lo­cated in Chicago, New York and San Fran­cisco, have filed 12 new law­suits on be­half of stu­dents against law schools draw­ing stu­dents with promises of job of­fers after grad­u­a­tion, The Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion re­ported Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Sen­ate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives records, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity’s Of­fice of Fed­eral Re­la­tions spent $510,000 on lob­by­ing Con­gress in 2011, The Har­vard Crim­son [re­ported](http://​www.​thecrimson.​com/​article/​2012/​2/​2/​university-lobby-totals-congress/.​


Court­yard Cafe

  • Lunch:  Turkey Reuben with Fries
  • Din­ner:  Fish and Chips with Coleslaw
  • Late Night:  Chili Cheese Fries
  • All meal plan equiv­a­lency swipes come with a choice of juice, foun­tain drink, cof­fee, tea or 8 oz car­ton of milk

Col­lis Cafe

  • Soups of the Day:  Corn Chow­der; Chef’s Choice
  • Lunch En­tree:  Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

’53 Com­mons

7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.  & 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ma Thayer’s

    • Break­fast: Scram­bled Eggs; West­ern Scram­ble; Hash Browns; Pan­cakes; Break­fast Bake
    • Lunch:  Hot Turkey Sand­wich; Pasta Put­tanesca; Broc­coli & Cau­li­flower; Gar­lic Bread
    • Din­ner: Gen­eral Tso’s Chicken; Jas­mine; Sesame Salmon; Asian Seafood Salad

The Hearth

    • Pizza:  Veg­gie Pizza; Cheese Pizza; Pep­per­oni Pizza; Ar­ti­choke and Roasted Pep­per; Ranch Chicken
    • Spe­cial:  Braised Lamb Shank

The Grill

    • Grilled Cheese Sand­wich; Fries; Build Your Own Burger fea­tur­ing Halal Chicken Thigh; Grilled Chicken Breast; Local Beef or Wild Alaskan Salmon


    • Lunch:  Baked Sweet Pota­toes; Fi­esta Corn; Ja­maican Jerk Tempe; Cur­ried Cashew Casse­role; Bas­mati
    • Din­ner:  Baked Sweet Pota­toes; Tofu Parm; Cheese Man­i­cotti; Steamed Bok Choy with Turnips and Car­rots

Big Greens

    • Panini Bar:  Parisian Chicken; Grilled Fontina and Caponata

World View

    • Lunch: De­sign your own pasta with Veg­gies, Chicken, Shrimp and Ital­ian Sausage


    • Lunch: Ham­burg­ers; Matzo Ball Soup; Chal­lah; Cook­ies

No­vack Cafe

  • Soups of the Day: Turkey & Bean Chili; Veg­etable Soup
  • Spe­cial of the Day: Chicken Ranch BLT Wrap
  • Avail­able Daily:
    • Hot & Cold Bev­er­ages
    • Ready Made Sand­wiches & Wraps
    • De­li­cious Baked Goods
    • As­sorted Snacks

Byrne Hall


    • Grill Spe­cial:  Chef’s Choice
    • Deli Spe­cial:  Chef’s Choice
    • Veg­e­tar­ian:  As­sorted Pizza
    • Entrée: As­sorted Pizza
Please Note:  All Menus Sub­ject to Change

Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 3rd

Wednesday Bite

Today’s weather:

A mix of clouds and sun. High 33F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.


In an expected result, former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., won the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday with roughly 39 percent of the vote.

Although media attention has been primarily on Tuesday’s Republican primary, Upper Valley Democrats are already working to motivate voters to turn out in support of United States President Barack Obama in the upcoming general election in November.

Fred Karger, the first Jewish Republican presidential candidate, spoke with students in The Roth Center for Jewish Life about his presidential campaign, the importance of young voters and the issues facing the Republican Party in this election on Tuesday night.


Courtyard Cafe

Lunch: Ham Breakfast with Hashbrowns

Dinner: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

All meal plan equivalency swipes come with a choice of juice, fountain drink, coffee, tea or 8 oz carton of milk.

Collis Cafe

Soups: Split Pea & Barley Chicken; Mushroom & Wild Rice

Lunch Entree: Chicken Florentine with Sliced Potatoes

Novack Cafe:

Specialty Wrap of the Day: Mozzarella and Tomato Soup of the Day: 3 Bean Chili (Vegetarian); Chicken Vegetable

Available Daily: Hot & Cold Beverages, Soups, Stews, Chili or Chowder, Ready Made Sandwiches & Wraps, Delicious Baked Goods, Assorted Snacks

’53 Commons

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

1953 Nutritional and Ingredient Information available here.

Ma Thayer’s

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs; Bacon; Pancakes; Breakfast Sandwiches

Lunch: Kari Sapi (Curried Beef); Bok Choy with Turnips and Carrots; Waffle Fries; Jasmine Rice; Fried Fish; Roasted Carrots and Onions; Linguini & Marinara

Dinner: Beef Tips in Mushroom Gravy; Garlicy Mashed Potatoes; Chicken Scampi; Glazed Carrots; Roasted Veggies; Pasta and Marinara


Lunch: Falafel; Stuffed Tofu with Tomato Sauce; Black beans & Brown Rice Burritos; Rice Dinner: Falafel Sandwich; Ziti with garlic, spinach & white Beans; Eggplant Ricotta Bites; Spinach Fettuccine with Marinara


Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice; Matzo Ball Soup; Veggies; Challah; Cookies

Dinner: Tom’s Curried Chicken; Cumin Basmati; Veggies; Challah; Cookies

The Hearth: Pizza Sausage Pizza; mixed veggie Pizza; Cheese Pizza; Pepperoni PizzaSpecials Cheese Bread; Roasted Chicken with Leeks and Lemon

World View: Stir Fry featuring chicken, shrimp or tofu

The Grill: Grilled Cheese Sandwich; Chicken Nuggets; Fries; Build Your Own Burger featuring Halal Chicken Thigh; Grilled Chicken Breast; Local Beef or Wild Alaskan Salmon

Big Greens Panini Bar: Chicken & Arugula; Caprese