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January 23, 2009


Gospel ChoirDartmouth Gospel Choir helps kick off President Barack Obama's Inauguration

At an event that featured some of the world's greatest musicians, the Dartmouth Gospel Choir fit right in as they provided a stirring performance at a breakfast at Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum. Read about the Dartmouth alumni in D.C., including Meg Sommerfeld '92 and husband Jay Matson '91, who housed members of the choir so they could stay for Tuesday's main event.

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Dartmouth HallBudget update

The worldwide economic downturn has had a significant impact on Dartmouth. The College announced yesterday an 18 percent decline in investment returns for the six months ending Dec. 31, 2008. Provost Barry Scherr and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Adam Keller discuss the process to identify spending cuts, and Keller and Chief Investment Officer David Russ talk about the endowment in an interview.

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StudentsPresident Wright issues 10-year report

President Wright has released his 10-year report, reflecting on the College's achievements during his tenure. "The progress and accomplishments highlighted here are, in many ways, the results of our collective efforts," said Wright in a message to the Dartmouth community.

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GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand '88 is Senator of New York

(New York Times) Governor of New York David Paterson announced today that Gillibrand will fill the position vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is now Secretary of State. Gillibrand delivered the keynote address (audio) for Women at Dartmouth, a celebration of 35 years of coeducation, in May. Read a profile of Gillibrand from Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.

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Vox the VoteCandidates for Association of Alumni election announced

Voting will take place from March 25 through May 6, 2009. The deadline for petition candidates to file for inclusion on the ballot is Jan. 26.

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AlexieMartin Luther King Jr. honored on inaugural eve

"The beauty of this celebration is that individuals can engage in it through any avenue they want to," said Holly Sateia, vice president for institutional diversity and equity. (Link used by permission. The Dartmouth, Inc., publisher of The Dartmouth, is an independent entity.) The 2009 MLK celebration, Getting to the Mountaintop: Working Through Conflict Toward Reconciliation, continues through Feb. 2.

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Athletics: After 27 years on staff, Josie Harper steps down

Dartmouth's director of Athletics and Recreation since July 2002, Josie Harper was the first woman to hold this position at any of the Ivy League schools. "I am proud of what we have accomplished together but know there is much to be done," she said.

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Peace CorpsDartmouth #1 in Ivies for Peace Corps participation

Eighteen Dartmouth alumni are currently serving in 15 different countries.

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ComplicitJoe Sutton '76 play is directed by Kevin Spacey, stars Richard Dreyfuss

Sutton's play, Complicit, premiered at London's Old Vic Theatre on Jan. 7 and runs through Feb. 21. Learn more about the play in an interview with Spacey and Dreyfuss in London's Telegraph.

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LodgeCelebrate the Dartmouth Outing Club Centennial

The oldest outing club in the nation is hosting events throughout 2009, including an all-Dartmouth hike on the entire Appalachian Trail, a canoe Trip-to-the-Sea, and a party at the Ravine Lodge.

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SculptureYou're invited: Winter Carnival is Feb. 13-15

The theme is "Summiting a Century: 100 years of the DOC" and there is a plan to build a near-life-size sculpture of the Ravine Lodge on the Green. All events, including the NCAA skiing races, are free.

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AzoresThe Azores, historic Normandy, Baltic Sea, and more

Dartmouth Alumni Travel features trips such as Australia with Ken Yalowitz, director of Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding; and Tahiti with Gary Johnson, Dartmouth professor of earth sciences.

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Wearers of the GreenWearers of the Green: The sixth gathering

Reserve your tickets now to attend the special induction of athletes into the Wearers of the Green, Dartmouth's athletic hall of fame. The ceremony, which happens every five years, takes place in Boston on May 16.

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Last Updated: 3/16/09