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March 4, 2008

NEWS:

dhallTHE DARTMOUTH BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS ANNOUNCED PRELIMINARY SEARCH PLANS FOR A SUCCESSOR TO PRESIDENT JAMES WRIGHT. Chair of the Board Ed Haldeman '70 said in a statement: "As announced in February, James Wright will step down as president in June 2009 after eleven years of outstanding leadership. The Board is grateful for the time he has provided to conduct a search for Dartmouth's 17th president. A presidential search once fully launched normally takes six to nine months to complete a comprehensive identification process to attract top candidates. I have appointed Trustee Al Mulley '70 to lead the search process. We will both be working together to ensure the search is as open and inclusive as possible while also taking the necessary steps to respect the confidentiality of candidates. A search committee will be announced following the June Board meeting. The Trustees will now begin to develop a statement of leadership criteria for the next president to guide the search committee. The Board believes that it is critical that all Dartmouth constituencies have an opportunity to provide their input during this initial stage of the search."

THE TRUSTEES ALSO SET TUITION AND OTHER CHARGES FOR 2008-09: DARTMOUTH'S NEW FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE WILL TAKE EFFECT FALL 2008. The Board set tuition for the 2008-2009 academic year at $36,690, an increase of 4.9 percent (or $1,725). Next year's overall charges will be $47,694. The rates apply to all undergraduates as well as students in the arts and sciences graduate programs and at Thayer School of Engineering. Tuition for Dartmouth Medical School will be $40,125 per year, a 6 percent increase, and at the Tuck School $45,600, a 6.1 percent increase. Last month, President Wright announced a major financial aid initiative that will enhance Dartmouth’s need-blind admissions policy. The initiative provides free tuition for students from families with annual incomes below $75,000; replaces loans with scholarships; introduces need-blind admissions for international students; and provides a junior leave term with no earnings expectation.

bhartFROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE CAMPUS: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR TALKS WITH IRAQ WAR VETERANS ENROLLED AT DARTMOUTH. "Because we're so underrepresented in higher education, we are almost a novelty," says Brendan Hart '10, one of three wounded veterans of the war in Iraq currently enrolled at Dartmouth, "and just bridging the gap between the military and academia can go a long way to opening the door to help veterans in their transition." Because of a new college counseling program inspired by President James Wright and the American Council on Education (ACE), more than 120 wounded veterans of the War in Iraq are now enrolled in college.

whockeyWOMEN'S HOCKEY SWEEPS COLGATE IN FIRST ROUND OF ECAC TOURNAMENT. Ranked number eight in the country by U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO), the Big Green faces St. Lawrence in the ECAC Hockey semifinals in Harvard's Bright Center on March 8 at 4 p.m. Meanwhile in Bozeman, Montana, the Dartmouth Ski Team strives to defend its national championship title in competition that begins March 5. Dartmouth is one of only three schools in the approximately 20-school field to qualify a full team to the skiing championships.

hitchHITCHCOCK REOPENS AS RENOVATIONS CONTINUE ON DARTMOUTH RESIDENCE HALLS. "The renovation of Hitchcock is part of our long-term program," says Martin Redman, dean of residential life. "With the addition of 500 new resident spaces in the McLaughlin Cluster and the Fahey and McLane Halls [opened fall 2006], we are able to devote our attention to the older facilities." Prior to the renovation, Hitchcock had an outdated single-pipe heating system, and lacked insulation. Now it boasts technology that uses wastewater from showers to produce heat. Up next for renovations: New Hampshire Hall.

stefPOLAR WORLDS REVEALED: LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT TO DIGITIZE STEFANSSON COLLECTION. "These photos provide detailed views of an Arctic that no longer exists," says Jay Satterfield, special collections librarian. A $20,000 grant from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation will be used to digitize 1,500 Arctic photographs and the unpublished 12,000-page Encyclopedia Arctica. Both are from the Stefansson Collection on Polar Exploration, comprised of research materials collected by anthropologist and polar explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson.

STAY CONNECTED:

houstonDISCOVER LUCY'S LEGACY WITH DARTMOUTH ON LOCATION. Join Professor of Geology James Aronson and fellow Dartmouth alumni, family, and friends in a private viewing of one of the top anthropological finds of the 20th century: the bones of Lucy, one of the earliest hominids, discovered in 1974 in the Hadar area of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. Aronson is reconstructing the Afar climate and vegetation by examining carbon and oxygen isotopes in the Hadar's ancient soils, and is discovering a dramatic history of cyclic climate change.

D BREAKING GROUND AND PUSHING THE GLASS CEILING. From the pioneers of the earliest co-ed classes to today's iGeneration, Dartmouth women have shared their path-breaking spirit with the world in ways both extraordinary and everyday. Join fellow alumnae and friends, including keynote speaker Aisha Tyler '92, in San Francisco for a celebration of Dartmouth's daughters.

mic FROM NANOTECHNOLOGY TO LOVE IN 18TH CENTURY FRANCE: CONNECT TO "ACE ON AUDIO" FOR FACULTY LECTURES. Alumni Continuing Education (ACE) brings the Dartmouth community the ideas of the world's greatest minds--Dartmouth faculty--in lectures and presentations that take place in locations around the country: Alumni College at Reunion, Dartmouth on Location, Faculty Chalk Talk, and more.

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