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January 11, 2010 issue

Top stories:

olympicsDartmouth alumni, student in the 2010 Winter Olympics
The College will once again be represented the Winter Games, which begin February 12 in Vancouver. Pictured from left, below: Dartmouth senior Laura Spector '10 and Sara Studebaker '07 will represent the United States in the biathlon; and Gillian Apps '06 and Cherie Piper '06 will try for Canada's third straight gold medal in women's hockey.

Read about Spector in The Boston Globe; check out Studebaker's blog; and learn about gold medalists Apps and Piper at Canada's CTV website. Click on photos below for more information and images.


The U.S. Cross Country and Alpine Ski Teams, which may include additional Dartmouth athletes, will be announced January 19 and 25, respectively.

damSince 1924, Dartmouth students and alumni have appeared in the Winter Olympics 110 times—more than any other Ivy League school, according to a special issue of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Also see the magazine's story on British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell '70, who helped bring the games to Vancouver.

Another alumnus prominently involved in the Olympics is Scott Blackmun '79, who was appointed chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on January 6.

The Olympics are February 12-28. Are you going? If so, join a special Dartmouth reception in Vancouver on February 18.

Know of another Dartmouth athlete planning to compete in the 2010 Olympics? Contact us.


campaign Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience hits $1.3 billion goal
The College completed its seven-year campaign that has enhanced its place as a leader in American higher education. A total of 65,174 alumni, parents, friends, faculty, students, staff, and organizations participated, including 70 percent of alumni.

Visit the Campaign website to learn more about where the money went, the impact, and facts and figures.


mathiasNominating Committee announces 2010 candidates for Association of Alumni election
The 2010 slate includes officers John H. Mathias Jr. '69 (left); Veree Hawkins Brown '93; Douglas Keare '56, Thayer '57, Tuck '57; and Lynne Hamel Gaudet '81. Voting begins March 10.

See all 11 candidates at the Vox the Vote website.



Three alumni to receive Social Justice Awards during Dartmouth's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The recipients, pictured from left below, are: Peter Kilmarx '83, DMS '90, a leader of HIV prevention efforts in countries including Thailand and Botswana; Cathleen Caron '92, founder of the Global Workers Justice Alliance; Methembe Ndlovu '97, a soccer coach in Zimbabwe and co-founder of the nonprofit Grassroot Soccer. The winners will be honored on campus on January 29. Know a deserving alum? Check out the nomination form.


Learn more about this year's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, "Where do we go from here?" Also, watch a video of Reverend King's 1962 speech delivered in Dartmouth Hall.

Quick links:

dhallThe second open forum on Dartmouth's budget will be broadcast live online January 15, 12:30 ET


rockmoreMathematics professor Dan Rockmore and students develop new method to authenticate art

soccerNational coaches association recognizes high GPAs of men's soccer team (tops in Division I) and women's soccer team


davidsonBob Davidson '67 takes record-setting 14 trips with Dartmouth Alumni Travel

Stay connected:

wc2010 Winter Carnival, "I Came, I Saw, I Carnivaled," is February 10-14

skiingDartmouth skiing season begins January 15 in Lake Placid, N.Y.


Last Updated: 1/27/10