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February 24, 2009


classroomDean Folt discusses the undergraduate classroom experience

The Alumni Relations Committee of the Board of Trustees sponsored "Spotlight on the Classroom" sessions in seven cities around the country in 2008, to inform parents and alumni about today's classroom experience. Listen to Carol Folt, dean of the faculty, discuss the innovation, impact, and interconnection that make the Dartmouth undergraduate experience unparalleled. Also, read about four new curricular initiatives in the February issue of Dartmouth Life.

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crockerReverend Richard Crocker installed as dean of the Tucker Foundation

Richard Crocker, the College chaplain since 2003, was formally installed in a ceremony in Rollins Chapel on Feb. 2. Crocker's friend and Reverend Professor at Harvard University Peter Gomes said: "In creating the Tucker Foundation you [Dartmouth] actually confessed that you cared about the souls as well as the minds of your undergraduates." View a video of the installation here.

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dorseyProfessor receives grant to study social inequities in addressing climate change

Michael Dorsey, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, received a $300,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to launch the Climate Justice Research Project. Dorsey was also one of twelve African American environmentalists to be featured in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's exhibition, Black Creativity 2009: Green Revolution.


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jethroAlumnus helps produce "Top of the Broadcast" for 2009 Oscars

Director and producer Jethro Rothe-Kushel '03, the president of Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment and Media Association (DAEMA), helped supervise the production of the two-minute introduction to the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Mark Hansson '81 ("Dreamgirls") was assistant director of the piece, which features interviews with Hollywood figures including Buck Henry '52, writer for "The Graduate."

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carniOutside Magazine features Dartmouth's Winter Carnival

View a 1-minute video of the start of the Carni Classic cross country ski race and read about the fall and rise of the 2009 Winter Carnival sculpture, which was dedicated to the Centennial of the Dartmouth Outing Club.


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search50th anniversary of Miller Quinn plane crash

"It was a drama that mobilized hundreds of searchers, captivated the state, and left enduring lessons about outdoor survival," reads this tragic story about the Dartmouth doctors. (Associated Press).


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skiingBig Green Ski Team is 5-0

Led most recently by cross country skiers Rosie Brennan '11 (Park City, Utah), Sophie Caldwell '12 (Peru, Vt.), and Ida Sargent '11 (Orleans, Vt.), Dartmouth has won all five of its Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Winter Carnivals. In other skiing news, Vermont Public Radio reported on the reopening of the Harris Hill Ski Jump, which was created by Dartmouth Outing Club founder Fred Harris, Class of 1911.

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voxvoteVox the Vote

From March 25 through May 6, vote on a proposed amendment to the association constitution and cast your ballot to elect a new Association of Alumni (AoA) Executive Committee. In a Dartmouth Life interview, AoA's first vice president Cheryl Bascomb '82 says the amendment adopts a simpler "one person, one vote" procedure.


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crockerAsk the expert: Dean of the College Tom Crady

Dean Crady discusses Dartmouth's alcohol policy and the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 in this Dartmouth Life feature. Also, submit questions on the College budget for the next expert, Adam Keller, executive VP for finance and administration.

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rhodesPodcast with two Dartmouth Rhodes Scholars

Megan Steven '02, who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and Canadian Rhodes Scholar Kathryn Twyman '09, a double major in chemistry and physics, discuss the rigors of the Rhodes application process and the balance of academics and athletics at Dartmouth.


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jodiJodi Archambault Gillette '91 named deputy associate director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Gillette is the first Native person to hold the position. Read about five other Dartmouth appointments in the Obama administration.


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Stay Connected

wrightSpeak with President Wright at upcoming Alumni Club visits

President Wright will be visiting alumni clubs in Washington, D.C., on March 3; Atlanta on March 9; and Sarasota and Naples, Fla., on March 10 and 11, respectively.


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vailDartmouth Club of Vail Region hosts CarniVAIL Feb. 27-March 1

Join hundreds of other Dartmouth alumni on the ski slopes of Vail during this annual event, which includes a panel discussion with legendary skier Dick Durrance '65, a ball, and a showing of the movie "Sun Valley Ski Chase." Organizer Steve Waterhouse '65, Tuck '67, calls CarniVAIL "one of the largest alumni events outside of Hanover."


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cabinandtrailVisit Hanover for Woodsmen's Weekend

Watch Dartmouth's forestry team speedily chop logs, carry canoes over their heads, climb poles, throw axes, and roll logs in this annual intercollegiate competition. Dartmouth created the event in 1947 and hosts it every three years.


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coachDartmouth Coach now offering trips to New York

The popular bus service from Hanover to Boston will extend its service to New York City beginning in March.


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Last Updated: 3/16/09