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January 28, 2010 issue

Top stories:

studentsStudents recognized for Haiti response
After the earthquake hit on January 12, students including Frances Vernon '10, Maura Cass '10, and Alexandra Schindler '10 initiated a fundraising campaign that has become "a model for other campuses" according to this Associated Press article, "Other schools look to Dartmouth for Haiti charity." The story appeared on the websites of The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune on January 25. (In photo, from left: Dartmouth Haiti Response Coordinator Molly Bode '09 and the leaders of Students at Dartmouth for Haiti Relief: Schindler, Cass, and Vernon, student body president.)

The student campaign has raised more than $160,000—#1 by a wide margin on this list—for Partners in Health (PIH), the nonprofit medical relief organization co-founded by President Jim Yong Kim. PIH's approach is "to build effective and comprehensive health-care services that are linked to community development, literacy, housing, job security," said President Kim in this interview.

students Read more about the response of the Dartmouth community, and watch Haiti UpLifted, a video of the community and fundraising dinner held January 23. At the event Haitian American John Albert '11 talks about his grandfather and father, who is principal of two schools in Haiti.

Students also collaborated with the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and others on a "Perspectives on Haiti," series. The first event is an An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Haitian Revolution on January 28.

 

dart teamDoctors, nurses on the ground
The Dartmouth Haiti Response has sent 20 medical personnel and more than $200,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Haiti. The response is a collaboration between Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), and PIH.

 

guptageilingThe nine members of Dartmouth Team One, who returned January 25, were led by DHMC physician Dr. Rajan Gupta (far left). See thoughts from Team One after they arrived in Haiti.

Dartmouth Team Two, also with nine members, departed January 17 and is currently working in Port-au-Prince. The team is led by Dr. Jim Geiling (second from left), associate professor at DMS and chief of medical service at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. Geiling was the director of health-care clinics at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks.

rachel "I'm nervous... . But I know there's such a big need," said Rachel Allen, RN, (left) before she flew to Haiti with Team Two, which she helped lead. Watch a video of team members as they depart.

See more media stories on Dartmouth's Haiti response here and by visiting the website of the local newspaper, the Valley News.

For ongoing news visit the Dartmouth Stands with Haiti website.

 

kondhallAlumni Council nominates two trustee candidates
The Dartmouth Alumni Council has nominated journalist Morton Kondracke '60 (left) and Burt's Bees CEO John Replogle '88 (second from left) for each of two open alumni-nominated trustee seats on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. Voting takes place March 10-April 7. For more information, and to view candidates seeking the necessary petition signatures to be placed on the ballot for trustee, visit the Vox the Vote website.

 

olympicsolympicsTwo from Dartmouth selected for U.S. Alpine Olympic Team
Andrew Weibrecht '09 (left) and Tommy Ford '12 (second from left) are 2 of 12 athletes skiing for the men's United States Alpine Team in the Winter Olympics, which begin February 12.

See the roster of Dartmouth Olympians.

 

 

Quick links:

dhallPresident Kim hosts second Open Forum on Dartmouth's Strategic Budget Reduction and Investment process

 

soccerNew York Times reports on long rivalry of Dartmouth and Harvard women's basketball coaches
In the coaches' 41st meeting, senior Margaret Smith '10 hit two crucial free throws to put Dartmouth on top, 45-44.

davidsonLawsuit against College dismissed; Plaintiffs file motion for reconsideration of summary judgment

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Last Updated: 2/10/10