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Editorial: Extreme Behaviors; Enough Is Enough at Dartmouth

Thursday, April 24, 2014

One of the hardest tasks any new leader can face is changing the entrenched culture of a large organization. Nonetheless, Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon is not shrinking from the challenge of cleaning up a campus environment that is contaminated by a toxic mix of sexual assault, hazing, high-risk drinking, Internet-facilitated threats and intolerance of minority students. “Enough is enough,” Hanlon declared not once but twice in remarks prepared for …

Dartmouth Promotes New Policy; Administrators Hold Forum On New Sexual Assault Stance

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hanover — The outside investigators that Dartmouth College has proposed to hire to look into complaints of sexual assault would be made up of three or four people from the Upper Valley, with lawyers, law enforcement professionals or others with experience conducting similar investigations at other institutions being considered. The college is still in the process of identifying candidates, said Robert Donin, who …

Shonda Rhimes Named Dartmouth Commencement Speaker

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hanover — Television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind such shows as Grey’s Anatomy , Private Practice , and ABC’s current hit, Scandal , will deliver the main address at Dartmouth College’s commencement in June, according to a news release from the college. Rhimes, a Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy nominee who graduated from Dartmouth in 1991, will receive an honorary …

Rape Trial Ends in Acquittal

Friday, March 28, 2014

North Haverhill — The foreman of the jury that found Parker C. Gilbert not guilty of sexually assaulting a Dartmouth College classmate said jurors were not swayed by the accuser’s account, which they found implausible. Rick Rogers, of …

Rape Trial Deliberations Begin

Thursday, March 27, 2014

UPDATE: The jury reached a verdict Thursday afternoon. Read more at this link. ∎ North Haverhill — The jury began deliberations late Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Parker C. Gilbert, the former Dartmouth College student accused of …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

2 Charges Dismissed at Rape Trial

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

North Haverhill — A judge has dismissed two of the seven felony charges against the former Dartmouth College student charged with raping a fellow student last spring. After prosecutors had concluded their case on Tuesday, the defense team made a motion to have all the charges against Parker …

Holly Holy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Manager Kim DeLong prunes a holy basil plant, considered sacred in India, in the Murdough Greenhouses in Dartmouth College’s Life Sciences Building in Hanover on Monday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Nurse Gives Testimony at Rape Trial

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

North Haverhill — The nurse who examined the Dartmouth College student who alleges she was raped by a classmate last May testified on Monday about the results of the evaluation. Monday was the sixth day of the trial of former Dartmouth student Parker C. Gilbert, who is charged …

Gauthier Hit Pushes Big Green

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lawrence, Kan. — Sophomore Adam Gauthier stroked a two-out single in the 10th inning to score junior Bo Patterson from second base, sending the visiting Dartmouth College baseball team to a 3-2 victory over No. 18 Kansas on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. Tied at two entering the 10th, …

Detective Testifies At Rape Trial

Saturday, March 22, 2014

North Haverhill — A Hanover police detective testified Friday that the Dartmouth College student who alleges she was raped by a classmate told police when interviewed that she wasn’t “forceful” with verbal protests during the alleged assault. On the trial’s fifth day, Hanover Police Capt. Frank Moran was …

Kearney Wins 4th Straight World Cup Title

Saturday, March 22, 2014

La Plagne, France — The tightest World Cup moguls campaign of her career ended in championship fashion for Norwich’s Hannah Kearney in the French Alps on Friday. Nursing a five-point lead on her sole rival for season discipline …