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  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    May 20, 2015

    A WISE advocate for students, staff, and faculty affected by dating and domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking will begin work at Dartmouth this summer thanks to an agreement between the College and WISE, a regional advocacy and crisis services organization for those affected by domestic or sexual violence.

    The WISE campus advocate will be an employee of the Lebanon, N.H.-based nonprofit and will have offices on the Dartmouth campus and at the WISE Program Center. WISE will advertise for the position and hopes to have someone in the role by July 1.

    “This new position enhances and formalizes Dartmouth’s long-standing relationship with WISE and is part of the important work we’re doing as part of Moving Dartmouth Forward to create a safer and healthier campus,” says Provost Carolyn Dever.

    Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    May 05, 2015

    Six members of the faculty have been chosen to serve as the first house professors of Dartmouth’s new model of residential life.

    The house communities—a cornerstone of the Moving Dartmouth Forward plan announced by President Phil Hanlon ’77 in January—are designed to transform Dartmouth’s undergraduate residential experience, bringing more continuity to students’ on-campus living options and greater opportunity for faculty-student interactions beyond the classroom. The houses will open to students in fall 2016.

    Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    March 30, 2015

    This week, all Dartmouth students will be invited to take a climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct to evaluate the College efforts to foster a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory campus environment.

    All undergraduate and graduate students will receive an email with an individual link to the web survey form, which will be available from April 2 through 23. Conducted in collaboration with the Association of American Universities (AAU), the survey is part of the ongoing effort by the College to understand the extent and effect of harmful behavior on student experience, says Heather Lindkvist, Dartmouth’s Title IX coordinator and Clery Act compliance officer.

    Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    March 04, 2015

    As part of a comprehensive approach to reducing high-risk drinking and promoting student health and safety, Dartmouth's ban on hard alcohol for undergraduates takes effect on March 28, the day undergraduates return to campus following spring break.

    The policy applies to all undergraduate students—regardless of whether they are 21 years old or older—and prohibits the possession, consumption, and serving of hard alcohol within and on the grounds of undergraduate residential facilities, Greek letter organizations and society facilities, the Collis Center, 53 Commons (including Sarner Underground), Robinson Hall, and the Tom Dent Cabin.

    Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    February 26, 2015

    Work on the Moving Dartmouth Forward plan has begun on many fronts, with the first milestones—the application deadline for new residential house professors and the institution of a ban on hard alcohol—coming up next month.

    In addition, committees are working on other projects, including a new statement of community citizenship and an annual assessment of student organizations.

    Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    February 09, 2015

    President Phil Hanlon '77 today announced the members of the external review panel that will monitor implementation of his Moving Dartmouth Forward plan to reduce extreme behaviors and promote inclusivity on campus.

    The group, chaired by Lawrence Bacow, Tufts University president emeritus, will report regularly to President Hanlon and the Board of Trustees on whether each action within the Moving Dartmouth Forward plan is progressing along its projected timeline.

    Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    January 29, 2015

    On January 29, President Hanlon issued a plan for Moving Dartmouth Forward. This was the culmination of a process that began in April 2014 when President Hanlon convened a summit in which he challenged the Dartmouth community to come together to end high-risk and harmful behavior on campus. In May, he formed a presidential steering committee and charged its members with gathering feedback from students, alumni, faculty and staff, studying best practices of peer institutions and consulting with experts. He asked the Committee to use this information in formulating recommendations to end sexual assault and high-risk drinking on campus and to increase inclusivity. The committee submitted the Presidential Steering Committee’s Final Report to President Hanlon in January. On January 29, President Hanlon addressed the Dartmouth community and released his plan of action.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    January 20, 2015

    On January 20, the Presidential Steering Committee turned in its report containing its recommendations for addressing extreme behavior on campus to President Hanlon. This concludes the committee’s work. We would like to thank President Hanlon for the opportunity to contribute to this process, we thank him for his support and look forward to his announcement of next steps on January 29. President Hanlon will publicly release the steering committee’s report at that time. We would also like to thank the thousands of members of the Dartmouth community for offering their reflections and ideas. This process has made clear how thoughtful and committed the students, alumni, staff and faculty are to making Dartmouth the very best that it can be.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    November 21, 2014

    The Presidential Steering Committee, charged by President Hanlon to develop recommendations to curb high-risk behaviors, has completed the community re-engagement portion of the process launched in May. Our goal during this phase was to interact with the community to ensure all voices are being heard, share some of the ideas we’ve received, and discuss the feasibility of concepts as we head toward the delivery of the final recommendations that we believe will Move Dartmouth Forward.

  • Posted by Moving Dartmouth Forward
    November 17, 2014

    Of the three behaviors we’ve studied as a committee, sexual assault is undoubtedly the most devastating, the one that leaves the deepest scars on both individual victims and the community in general. Defined as any unwanted or unwelcome touching of a sexual nature that occurs without valid consent, sexual assault is also notoriously difficult to measure and to address. National studies suggest that sexual assault is widespread on college campuses, affecting as many as one in every four or five students. Yet it is also vastly underreported.

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