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January 18, 2008

NEWS:

Photo of Baker TowerTHE CAMPAIGN FOR THE DARTMOUTH EXPERIENCE PASSED THE $1 BILLION MARK LAST MONTH, an important milestone since its launch in 2002. More than 65 percent of alumni and roughly 66,000 alumni, parents, and friends of the College have invested in the lives of students and faculty with their donations to programs, endowments, the annual fund, and facilities–keeping Dartmouth at the leading edge of American higher education.

Following a record fund-raising month in December, the campaign has raised $1.012 billion as of December 31, 2007 and is on pace to achieve its $1.3 billion goal by December 31, 2009. It is the largest fund-raising effort in Dartmouth history, embracing the strategic objectives of the College's undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences as well as its three professional schools: the Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Medical School.

"Dartmouth people care passionately about their college," said President James Wright. "What binds us is a devotion to a mission that is at once historic, going back nearly two-and-a-half centuries, and forward-looking, with an eye always on the next horizon. That's how we strive to provide one of the best educational experiences in the world. The generosity of alumni, parents, and friends is essential to that effort. We're grateful that gifts from a broad segment of the Dartmouth community are enabling us to achieve ambitious goals."

Photo of vote buttonLISTEN TO A POST-NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY ANALYSIS by Professor of Government Dean Lacy, and hear from Gregory Boguslavsky '09 (Republican) and Michael Heslin '08 (Democrat), two of Dartmouth's - and New Hampshire's - leading student political organizers. These podcasts are two of the most recent interviews with Dartmouth community members in the ongoing series, "Views from the Green."

Photo of balloonROBYN MILLAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, WILL LEAD A NASA project to launch more than 40 high altitude balloons from Antarctica to study the Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts. NASA has awarded $9.3 million to the project. Millan will lead a team that includes Professor of Physics and Astronomy Mary Hudson, as well as students, to conduct test flights of the balloons and their instrumentation, and in early 2013, Millan and her team will launch roughly 20 balloons from the South African and British Antarctic research stations, repeating the process one year later. The type of radiation in the belts can be hazardous to astronauts, orbiting satellites and aircraft flying in high altitude polar routes, and the flotilla of balloons will carry instrumentation that may allow scientists to better understand and predict how the belts release radiation into the into near-Earth space.

Photo of Dartmouth HallTHE DARTMOUTH ASSOCIATION OF ALUMNI has announced its annual voting period. The Association will hold its annual election for Association officers and Executive Committee members from April 28 through June 5, 2008, with voting also permitted at the Association of Alumni annual meeting on June 10. Alumni will be asked to elect a president, first vice president, second vice president, and secretary-treasurer, as well as seven Executive Committee members. All Dartmouth alumni are eligible to vote.

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