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February 16, 2012 issue

February 16, 2012, "Jump in! Video of Winter Carnival Polar Bear Swim"

snow sculptureRecord number of students take the plunge at Winter Carnival
More than 500 students—about 200 more than last year's record number—demonstrated their Carnival spirit and jumped into the icy water of Occom Pond for the 18th annual Polar Bear Swim.

At left, Hayley Lynch '15, from Southport, Conn., is glad to be back on dry land. "I figured this might be the warmest winter we had during my time here, so I took my chances," she says of the icy swim. Three students wore a video camera for their turn in the water. Watch the footage and shiver along with the swimmers.

Students also built a giant snow-sculpture cupcake, cheered on athletic teams, and danced at the Carnival Ball. See photos from the 101st Carnival.

ski racer Senior wins men's 20K Cross Country Carnival Classic
Eric Packer '12 of Anchorage, Alaska, won the 20-kilometer cross-country race held at Stowe, Vt., with a time of 59:17.4. The ski team finished second overall behind the University of Vermont. See more ski results, and check out the video footage taken from the helmet of alpine racer Dylan Fisher McCarney '15 as he takes a practice run at the Skiway.

digital cameraPhotographer James Nachtwey '70 awarded the Dresden International Peace Prize
Read about the prize and view some of Nachtwey's photos.

Quick links:
Arsenic bottleDartmouth researchers find that organic food sweetener may be a source of dietary arsenic

Jennifer LawsonAlumni tackling the "world's troubles" share their stories
Pictured is Jennifer Lawson '04, head of a nonprofit focused on empowering girls in the Dominican Republic.

MHCDS logoMeet students in the Health Care Delivery Science program's first year

RichieWilliam Kamkwamba '14 talks about his new children's book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Foreign PolicyAnthropology Professor Nathaniel Dominy discovers that an endangered tiny primate produces ultrasonic sounds (The New York Times)

Stay connected:
The LoraxSpecial screenings of The Lorax for alumni in Hollywood (February 28), New York (March 1), and Boston (March 3)
Produced by Chris Meledandri '81, the film is based on the book by Theodor Geisel, Class of 1925, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. The film opens nationwide on March 2.
KimJoin President Jim Yong Kim during alumni club visits in Atlanta (March 8), San Francisco (March 16), and Washington, D.C. (March 21)
car keysDartmouth's rental car perks and rates now available for alumni, parents
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Last Updated: 2/17/12