Tourism industry leaders to gather for annual conference
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Tourism industry leaders will be gathering at the New Hampshire Governor's Conference on Tourism to explore "Innovations Around the Green" near Dartmouth College.
Bear moved to northern New Hampshire seen in Vermont
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — A mother bear who was caught near Dartmouth College and moved to northern New Hampshire last year has been seen in Vermont.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will deliver the main address at Dartmouth College's commencement in June.
The school announced Tuesday that he will speak at the June 9...
Dartmouth picks class of 2023
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says its admission statistics for the class of 2023 reflect both the broadening appeal of the college and its increasing selectivity.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has hit a milestone with its latest fundraising campaign.
President Philip Hanlon announced this week that supporters have committed more than $2...
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has developed a website to provide information about global menstrual health.
The site, which debuted Tuesday, provides educators, entrepreneurs and...
Dartmouth winter carnival theme ‘Ice Age,’ celebrates 250th
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A polar bear plunge, an ice sculpture contest, human dogsled and ski races are among the highlights of Dartmouth College's Winter Carnival this year.
The carnival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The theme is "Ice Age: 250 Years of Winter," and celebrates the college's sestercentennial anniversary.
Dartmouth gets record number of applicants for Class of ’23
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A record number of students have applied to be part of the Class of 2023 at Dartmouth College.
The Ivy League school in Hanover says it has received 23,641 applications, an increase of 7 percent from last year and topping the previous record set in 2012.
Admissions officers visited nearly 1,500 high schools across the United States and in over 50 countries to encourage applicants. More than 10,400 prospective students visited the campus.
Dartmouth sees increase in alcohol incidents
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is seeing an increase in the number of alcohol-fueled incidents that required campus security officers or dorm advisers to step in.
The Valley News reports that the college's recently released data show 437 alcohol-related incidents that required such intervention in the 2017-2018 school year. That's up from 388 in the previous school year.
Dartmouth to invest $200M to convert to biomass, heating
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says it's planning to invest $200 million in a wood-burning power plant and hot water heating, and convert steam pipes in more than 110 buildings on campus.
Dartmouth: Officials didn’t know of sexual misconduct claims
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College said it was unaware of sexual misconduct allegations against three professors until it was alerted by scores of female students.
The college's comment Tuesday is its first response to a federal lawsuit accusing it of ignoring the behavior. The college also said it has evidence of some inappropriate behavior, but not of the more serious allegations of assault.
Suit: Dartmouth student unjustly expelled over allegation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College student has sued the school, saying he was unjustly expelled over a sexual assault allegation.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports the complaint filed Monday in federal court alleges a consensual encounter between the student, identified anonymously as John Doe, and another student, identified as Sally Smith, last spring.
Simultaneous celebrations kick off Dartmouth’s 250th
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is kicking off the celebration of its 250th anniversary with nine simultaneous events across campus on Thursday.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate at the celebration location that is most convenient to them. Remarks by President Philip Hanlon and other locations will be broadcast to each location at 4:25 p.m., and each spot will offer refreshments, music and giveaways.
Dartmouth College announces plan to fight sexual misconduct
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal involving professors, Dartmouth College announced plans Thursday for an outside review of all academic departments, a revisal of its sexual misconduct policy and other measures meant to create an environment free from "the abuse of power."
President Philip Hanlon said the college plans to create a single sexual misconduct policy and include processes for dealing with violations.
Dartmouth starts $200 million construction project
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Construction is getting underway on a $200 million project to integrate engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College.
Dartmouth plans new strategy to prevent sexual misconduct
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College will respond to a recent lawsuit accusing it of ignoring professors' sexual misconduct with a sweeping plan to combat harassment and assault, the president of the Ivy League college said.
A lawsuit filed last month by seven current and former students accuses Dartmouth of ignoring years of harassment and assault by former faculty members in the psychology department.
Man asks for shorter sentence in Dartmouth stabbing deaths
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two Dartmouth College professors when he was 16 has asked a judge for a shorter sentence.
James Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch, both of Chelsea, Vermont, posed as students conducting a survey. Parker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder to killing Suzanne Zantop and agreed to testify against Tulloch, who stabbed her husband, Half Zantop.
Dartmouth faculty seek changes after sex abuse allegations
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — About 80 Dartmouth College faculty members have signed a letter pledging to make "structural and cultural changes" to protect against violence and discrimination following student allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment in one department.
Alumni pressure Dartmouth over handling of sex abuse claims
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College alumni have heard the allegations of misconduct in one department where professors are accused of hosting drunken parties, groping and harassing their students and, in two cases, sexually assaulting them.
Now, a growing number of former students are demanding answers from the administration and questioning how such an atmosphere apparently flourished for at least 15 years at the Ivy League school in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault.
‘Corpse flower’ that smells like rotting flesh is in bloom
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A rare "corpse flower," nicknamed from its putrid smell, is in bloom at the greenhouse at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College.
College officials say the plant, nicknamed Morphy, opened Saturday. And the Hanover greenhouse is going to be open to the public for extended hours Sunday.
The flower is native to Sumatra's equatorial rainforests and has a long, pointy stalk with a skirt-like covering and tiny yellow flowers at its base.
Dartmouth College getting $400K for solar research project
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Department of Energy is awarding Dartmouth College $400,000 to support a new research project that advances early-stage solar technologies to lower electricity costs and create jobs.
Dr. Jifeng Liu, principal investigator of the project, said, it's an honor to receive the award to continue the research and technology transfer on air-stable, high-temperature solar selective coatings.
New Hampshire man charged after shooting near Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A 22-year-old New Hampshire man has been arrested on charges he shot and wounded another man near the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover.
Hanover police say that Gage Young, of Lebanon, was arrested just before 3 p.m. Saturday and charged with second degree assault, a class B felony.
‘Corpse flower’ that smells like dirty diapers to bloom
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, a rare "corpse flower" that gets its nickname from its putrid smell is expected to bloom next week at Dartmouth College's greenhouse.
Named Morphy, the titan arum is native to Sumatra's equatorial rainforests and has a long, pointy stalk with a skirt-like covering and tiny yellow flowers at its base. It blooms just for several days. When it does, it has an odor described as rotting flesh, a decaying animal or even soiled baby diapers.
13 Dartmouth organizations face hazing allegations
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A spike in reports of hazing at Dartmouth College prompted the Ivy League school to hire an external investigator to look at over a dozen organizations including fraternities and sororities.
Dartmouth College sees spike in hand, foot and mouth disease
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says 50 of its students have fallen ill with hand, foot and mouth disease.
WMUR-TV reports that the college is treating students at its health service facility and a 24-hour hotline for sick students has been set up. Health officials say there is currently a nationwide spike in patients suffering from the illness.
Dartmouth ready to move insensitive murals into storage
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says a set of racially insensitive murals that offended Native American students is going to be used as a teaching tool.
The four painted scenes inspired by a college drinking song belittle the intellect of the tribal subjects, one of whom is holding a book upside down.
Professor Bruce Duthu (doo-THOO') tells WPTZ-TV that the murals will be preserved "as an artifact of the uglier side of Dartmouth's history."
Safety concerns prompt changes to Dartmouth bonfire
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — An annual homecoming bonfire that attracts thousands to Dartmouth College will be shorter, squatter and safer this year.
In June, the town of Hanover said it would not approve a permit for the three-story fire, citing the risk that the structure could collapse and cause injuries and concerns about drunken and dangerous student behavior. The college created a working group to propose changes, which recently were approved by the town.
Mystery painting confounds historical society
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — As soon as the art appraiser finished inspecting the back of the canvas, Cynthia Bittinger and Betsy Gonnerman delicately wrestled the heavy wooden frame upright on the blanket-covered table to reveal the 19th-century oil painting of Daniel Webster, whose fame and importance stand out even when measured against the long list of famous and important Dartmouth College alumni.
Dartmouth to shelve racially insensitive murals in storage
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says it will move a set of racially insensitive murals that offended Native American students to an off-campus storage facility.
State senator describes 1976 assault, why she didn’t report
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the president's reaction to them have prompted a New Hampshire state senator to come forward with her own story of assault.
Dartmouth raises record $422.6 million in last fiscal year
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has set a school record for donations to the Ivy League school in a single year.
The college says gifts and pledges during the fiscal year that ended June 30 totaled $422.6 million, exceeding the 2017 total by 48 percent and the record set in 2016 by nearly 33 percent.
Prominent health policy expert resigns over plagiarism claim
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the work of other professors for a paper published in a prestigious journal.
H. Gilbert Welch sent an email to colleagues Thursday saying he was saddened to resign. He maintained that the dispute was over authorship, not the validity of the work.
Researchers employ drones, satellites to understand bacteria
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Every summer morning, Midge Eliassen has the same routine. She walks out her back door, down the steps, and onto her dock on Lake Sunapee.
There, she pulls out a plankton net and takes a sample from the water, shipping off the results to be analyzed in a lab at Dartmouth College.
She's been doing this, rain or shine, for 12 years. "I get a chance to look at the world and see what the lake looks like each day, which I really love," she said.
Correction: Exchange-Dartmouth-Native American Program story
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — In a member exchange Sept. 3 about Dartmouth College's new director of its Native American Program, The Associated Press reported erroneously where she was living and the St. John's campus where she previously worked. Sarah Palacios was living in Ventura, California, not Ojai, and had worked for St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, not in Annapolis, Maryland.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Dartmouth names new director of Native American Program
Dartmouth College proposes new traffic light for busy street
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has proposed adding a new traffic signal as part of its $200 million campus expansion plan.
Valley New reports the school announced the proposed signal Thursday in a news release. The light would be erected at West Wheelock Street, near the entrance to an access road leading to a new parking garage.
West Wheelock Street is a major thoroughfare between Norwich and Hanover's downtown area. Officials say the light will limit delays on the street.
Dartmouth College professor accused of plagiarism
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor has been accused of plagiarizing other professors.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports a Dartmouth College investigation committee found that Dr. H. Gilbert Welch plagiarized work by associate professor Samir Soneji and another researcher. The research measured the benefits of breast cancer screenings.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says two administrators of a health care research group have been placed on paid leave following a complaint about conduct in the workplace.
A college spokeswoman said both were placed on leave Tuesday, and that the complaint was a confidential personnel matter. She said it was unrelated to the investigations of three psychology professors on sexual misconduct allegations.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A third Dartmouth College psychology professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has left the school following an internal investigation and recommendation that the school fire him.
Professor William Kelley resigned Tuesday, according to Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon. Another professor, Paul Whalen, resigned under similar circumstances last month, and a third, Todd Heatherton, chose to retire.
Bear found on Dartmouth College campus
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A bear has wandered into the Dartmouth College campus.
WPTZ-TV reports the bear was found in a tree at the college's Hanover campus in New Hampshire Saturday.
Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hinsley says the bear did not cause any trouble, and they are simply waiting for the bear to come down.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is hosting a conference marking the 25th anniversary of "Race Matters" by Cornel West.
The conference starts Friday. West, professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, is participating in the conference throughout the weekend, including a roundtable discussion on Sunday afternoon.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A bear that was relocated to northern New Hampshire a week ago after she and her cubs were raiding trash bins and bird feeders near Dartmouth College in Hanover is on the move, traveling nearly 70 miles in seven days as she likely tries to find her way back home and to her cubs.
The bear was captured June 29 and taken north to Coos County, near the Canadian border, where she was released with a tracking collar.
Her four cubs were taken to a center that helps orphaned animals.
Dartmouth College is receiving a $800,000 federal grant to research nerve signaling in the human brain.
Professor Michael Hoppa will research the stimulus of nerve signaling to the brain. Such research could help explain how certain defects at the molecular level lead to immune diseases, and uncover new treatments.
The National Science Foundation grant will also support training undergraduate students in visualizing cellular activity with new techniques.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A momma bear and her cubs are no longer going to be causing mischief by raiding trash bins and bird feeders near Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Officials said the bear nicknamed Mink was captured Friday and hauled north to Coos County, near the Canadian border, where she was released with a tracking collar.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — One of three Dartmouth College psychology professors facing sexual misconduct allegations has resigned following an investigation and recommendation that the school fire him.
Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Tuesday announced Professor Paul Whalen's resignation, effective immediately. The announcement comes less than two weeks after another psychology professor, Todd Heatherton, chose to retire following a similar recommendation.
Dartmouth professor retires in sex misconduct case
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — One of three Dartmouth College psychology professors facing sexual misconduct allegations has chosen to retire following an investigation and recommendation that the school fire him, the school's president said Thursday.
President Phil Hanlon announced Professor Todd Heatherton's retirement, effective immediately, in a letter to the Dartmouth community. Heatherton had been on sabbatical.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Mindy Kaling took on President Donald Trump in her Sunday commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have "tweeted us into war" with Wakanda, the fictional country from "Black Panther."
"I'll tell you my secret, the one thing that keeps me going, my superpower: delusion," Kaling said in her speech amid laughter. "This is something I share with the president, a fact that is both horrifying and interesting."
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire cancer center named for a former U.S. senator may be renamed if a benefactor makes a sufficient donation, though officials haven't determined the amount.
Norris Cotton served in the Senate from 1954-1975. He secured a federal grant to build the first regional cancer center in rural New England. The Norris Cotton Cancer Center is supported by Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — An annual celebration of Native American culture is expected to draw about 1,000 participants and spectators to Dartmouth College this weekend.
The college's Native American Program and the student group Native Americans at Dartmouth have hosted an annual powwow since 1973. The free event is open to the public and is meant to allow members of the Dartmouth and local community to learn about Native American cultural activities.