Dartmouth College

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Despite having declared the site clean four years ago, Dartmouth College is re-excavating a burial plot of hazardous waste. A group of local residents is pressuring the college to do a more comprehensive cleanup. 

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A Dartmouth hazardous waste burial site has contaminated the ground water near a Hanover neighborhood. Those chemicals are now on the move, and at least one family’s drinking water has been affected. 

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The dog days of summer are here and many people are headed out of town. But, Dartmouth's President Philip J. Hanlon, a group of alumni and professors took it further north than most … all the way up to the Arctic.

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A debate in Congress over the term "illegal alien" has its roots at the campus of Dartmouth College. It all began when a group of students in 2014 petitioned the Library of Congress to abolish the term.

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A computer scientist at Dartmouth College has developed new software aimed at quickly identifying and stopping the spread of extremist videos online that are used to incite violent attacks. 

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New Hampshire Rep. Ann Kuster is one of several lawmakers that have spoken out against sexual violence in the past few weeks. Kuster has publicly shared her stories of sexual assault, the first of which took place at a Dartmouth College fraternity party nearly 40 years ago. 

A joint study by the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the UCLA School of Law casts doubt on the effectiveness of laws aimed at curbing opioid prescription abuse.

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The decision for institutions to divest from fossil fuels is more complicated than just a list of pros and cons, according to a new report commissioned by Dartmouth College.

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A decision by Dartmouth College to deny tenure to an Asian-American professor has brought national attention to the lack of diversity in higher education.

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition to overturn the decision.

Questions about race and free speech are being debated at Dartmouth College after a student group posted signs on campus commemorating National Police Week with the slogan "Blue Lives Matter."

Within hours, the signs were torn down and replaced by Black Lives Matter signs.

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On Saturday, Dartmouth students held what organizers say was the largest climate change-related rally in New Hampshire's history. An estimated 400 people were on campus calling for Dartmouth to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.

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Honoring his Finnish roots, Saxtons River painter Eric Aho partakes in the tradition of sitting in a steamy outdoor sauna in the wintertime and then jumping into the waters of a frigid pond to cool down.

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With all the attention paid to the most recent Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas – and the GOP presidential race in general – it can be easy to forget that the Democratic candidates for president have another debate of their own coming up Saturday in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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A Dartmouth College professor is heading to Paris this week to join in the global conversation about strategies to combat climate change, and she'll be doing so as the new chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists' board of directors.

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The Montshire Museum in Norwich is about to receive a pretty remarkable donation: a cast of the bones of Homo naledi, an early humanoid and perhaps a direct ancestor of us. And thanks to efforts by researchers, those who would like a cast of their own can make one with a 3D printer.

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights opened a second Title IX sexual violence investigation of Dartmouth College in late August, according to documents from the department.

Last May, the Department of Education publicly released a list of colleges and universities under investigation for potential violations of Title IX - the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education - related to sexual violence. The list is updated weekly, but only available by request from the department.

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Children with complex medical needs get very different treatment depending on where in Northern New England they receive care. That’s the conclusion of a new study by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. 

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is unveiling a first-of-its-kind early warning system for genocide.

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A cabaret singer will unearth queer histories at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center Thursday, September 17.

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A new study challenges the prevailing notion that student debt is the primary reason young adults delay buying a home. The report was co-authored by Dartmouth Sociology Professor Jason Houle and University of Wisconsin Social Work Professor Lawrence Berger. It’s published by Third Way, which describes itself as a centrist think tank.

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