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Kenyon: Dartmouth alumni join union-busting effort
04-16-2024 8:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock has made it clear the college views its men’s basketball players — and their recent historic vote to unionize — as a threat to ….Fill in the blank.The college’s bottom line? The status quo? The misconception that...

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Kenyon: Parker up for parole after 23 years in prison
04-05-2024 6:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

In less than two weeks, Jim Parker should know whether the state of New Hampshire agrees that after 23 years of incarceration he’s earned the right to re-enter society.Parker’s hearing before the state Adult Parole Board is scheduled for April 18 at...


Kenyon: Legal wrangling continues in Dartmouth trespassing case
03-29-2024 7:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

The trial of two Dartmouth College student-activists arrested on campus while peacefully supporting the plight of Palestinians in the Israel-Hamas war isn’t expected to resume for a couple of months.Still the case is far from dormant.Both sides —...


Roger Federer to speak at Dartmouth graduation
03-28-2024 4:33 PM

HANOVER — Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will deliver the commencement address at Dartmouth’s 2024 graduation ceremony, the college announced Thursday. Federer will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the June 9 event.One of the...


Dartmouth graduate student union stages walkout as bargaining talks falter
03-27-2024 6:56 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — In February, unionized graduate student-workers at Dartmouth decided that if they continued to feel that the college was stalling on contract negotiations, they’d walk off the job.They weren’t bluffing. On Wednesday at noon, more than 150...


Dartmouth refuses to work with basketball players’ union
03-18-2024 9:49 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth College will not enter into collective bargaining with the union its men’s basketball players voted to join earlier this month, the school said Monday in a move that could send the case to federal court.In a statement announcing...


Editorial: Dartmouth’s puzzling prosecution of protesters
03-15-2024 9:48 PM

It’s a great mystery why Dartmouth College, the new home of “brave spaces” for public debate, continues to pursue the criminal prosecution of a pair of peaceful pro-Palestinian student protesters accused of trespassing on their own campus.The mystery...


Dartmouth to pitch plans for West Wheelock housing project
03-02-2024 7:28 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Dartmouth College administrators will meet with the Hanover Planning Board on Tuesday to discuss a proposed housing project on West Wheelock Street which would provide “apartment-style units” for approximately 190 undergraduate students on a...


Trial begins for Dartmouth students accused of trespassing
02-26-2024 9:46 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LEBANON — Dartmouth College President Sian Leah Beilock was among a group of senior college administrators who huddled together in an effort to determine what to do about two Dartmouth students who refused to leave a tent pitched in front of her...


Ramblin’ man
02-26-2024 11:52 AM


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth’s Beilock attempts to avoid witness stand at students’ trial
02-25-2024 10:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

What is Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock so afraid of? I thought she’d welcome the opportunity to enter into the public record her administration’s reasoning for having two student activists arrested for criminal trespass while peacefully...


Dartmouth basketball mired at bottom of standings
02-25-2024 3:11 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — One minute, 27 seconds.That’s the extent to which the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team held a lead on Friday night during an 82-69 loss Penn at Leede Arena. Were the Quakers an Ivy League force, the statistic might be somewhat...


Dartmouth hunger strike demands college drop charges against protesters
02-19-2024 9:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — On Monday, eight Dartmouth College students announced that they would begin a hunger strike. The move comes in opposition to the charges still standing against two students arrested while protesting in October, as well as what activists...


Dartmouth becomes hotbed for union activism
02-16-2024 7:02 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — In 1966, trade workers at Dartmouth got fed up with their bosses picking favorites and pitting employees against each other.It was time to get organized.Now, Local 560 of the Service Employees International Union represents more than 500...


Editorial: Dartmouth’s reinstatement of standardized tests shows promise
02-09-2024 9:01 PM

Of all the reasons for colleges to require applicants to take a standardized test, among the most unlikely would seem to be promoting increased diversity in the student body. But that is precisely the rationale cited by Dartmouth this week in...


Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth basketball team has right to unionization vote, ruling says
02-05-2024 10:31 PM

By JIM KENYON

The Dartmouth College men’s basketball team hasn’t won many games on the court this season, but the players scored a major victory Monday in their bid to unionize. Laura Sacks, director of the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in...


Dartmouth reinstates standardized testing for applicants
02-05-2024 4:16 PM

By JANET LORIN

Dartmouth College said it would require standardized testing again for applicants to the Ivy League college, the second elite US university to reverse a trend about assessments that was halted during the pandemic.The school said the reactivation is...


Jim Kenyon: Updates on continuing conflicts
01-19-2024 10:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

A few updates of recent columns while waiting for the New Hampshire presidential primary to be over so network TV can get back to running mostly ads hawking wonder drugs and snack chips.On campus With students having returned to campus after a...


Man to plead guilty to groping women at Dartmouth, 12A stores
01-18-2024 10:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NORTH HAVERHILL — An 18-year-old Piermont man who brazenly groped women in public last year will plead guilty and faces a 12-month jail sentence under a plea agreement struck between state prosecutors and his defense attorney.William Menard will plead...


Jim Kenyon: Hanover police deny public records request in Dartmouth protester arrests
01-12-2024 11:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

At around 1 a.m. on Oct. 28, Hanover police arrested two Dartmouth College students for criminal trespass on their own campus. After the student-activists were hauled away in handcuffs, cops involved in the encounter would have written a report with...


Top US education official visits Dartmouth to discuss state of debate on nation’s campuses
01-10-2024 7:38 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona met with Dartmouth College students and President Sian Beilock on Wednesday afternoon to discuss ways to improve the quality of political dialogue on college campuses.Dartmouth’s administration...

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