Friday, April 19, 3:33 p.m.: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is being sought in the Greater Boston area as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, is a registered student at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth, Mass., in the southeastern part of the state, according to the UMass Dartmouth website. Tsarnaev has no connection to Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H.
Friday, April 19, 3 p.m.: The Dartmouth men’s heavyweight crew race scheduled for tomorrow at Boston University has been postponed. The race is tentatively rescheduled for Sunday. Once plans have been finalized, an update will be posted on the Dartmouth Athletics website.
Friday, April 19, 2:15 p.m.: Dartmouth officials are monitoring travel to and from the city of Boston in light of law enforcement’s lockdown of the city following the Boston Marathon bombings.
The ongoing events pose no security threat on the Dartmouth campus.
The College is advising people who travel to and from the campus to be aware of possible travel interruptions in the wake of the lockdown, which covers the entire city of Boston and a number of surrounding communities.
Several Dartmouth events, including athletics, the ongoing Admissions Dimensions program for high school students who have been accepted at Dartmouth, and the Tuck School of Business Admitted Students Weekend, are proceeding as scheduled.
Dartmouth administrators will continue to monitor how related Boston travel may be affected.
- Two Dartmouth sports teams have events scheduled for the Boston area this weekend, but all Dartmouth athletes are still on Dartmouth’s campus and the teams are awaiting word on whether their events will be canceled.
Men’s heavyweight crew has races scheduled at Boston University on Saturday and the women’s sailing team is scheduled to attend the Women’s New England Championship sailing regatta at Tufts University, also on Saturday. The teams will not depart Hanover without an all-clear from the individual colleges.
Check the Dartmouth Athletics website for further information.
- The Admissions Office is developing contingency plans for Dimensions visitors from the Boston area, and for anyone who may need to travel home via Boston. As of noon Friday, Logan Airport remains open, but staff may re-route travelers or extend visitors’ stay past Saturday if flights to Logan Airport are affected.
Contact Admissions at: (603) 646-2875.
- Tuck may delay the timing of the opening event of Admitted Students Weekend to later in the day today in anticipation of late arrivals.
Contact Tuck at (603) 646-3162.
- Dartmouth Coach, which is not run by the College, is operating normally on its bus route to Logan Airport. As of this morning, however, there will be no Coach service to Boston’s South Station.
Travelers should contact the bus company’s office before departure at: (603) 448-2800, or check the website.
- It is advisable to contact airlines flying in or out of Boston to confirm flight status.