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March 17, 2011 issue

Top stories:

Dirk VandewalleGovernment Professor Dirk Vandewalle helps frame discussions on Libya
As the conflict continues in Libya, Dirk Vandewalle, author of A History of Modern Libya and teacher of such classes as "Political Economy of the Arab Gulf States," is providing his in-depth expertise to humanitarian organizations and dozens of media outlets around the world. (Pictured at left: Vandewalle on PBS NewsHour last night.)

Read this interview with Vandewalle, who recently wrote recommendations to President Barack Obama in the Foreign Policy article, "How Not to Intervene in Libya."

The Belgium-born professor, who some alumni have come to know through his leadership of Dartmouth Alumni Travel programs, has taught at Dartmouth for 20 years.


Alexandra SchindlerJohn Rassias honored during Peace Corps' 50th anniversary celebration
Aaron Williams, director of the Peace Corps, referred to Rassias as "a pioneer with our essential language programs," during an event at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on March 5.

Read more, and share your own story about Rassias on Dartmouth's Facebook page.


voxVox the Vote
From March 9 to April 6, alumni are voting to nominate two Dartmouth trustees and elect a new Association of Alumni Executive Committee. Learn more at the Vox the Vote website.


Quick links:
dhallMessage from President Jim Yong Kim about the disaster in Japan
schindlerFulbright Scholar Alexandra Schindler '10 witnesses Egypt's revolution

green cloverSt. Patrick's Day special: Why is Dartmouth's color green?
IdolWatch video of six students (and President Kim) singing "Time of Your Life" during Dartmouth Idol 2011
Also, see a video interview with the winner of the competition Sarah Peck '14 of Old Lyme, Conn., and listen to her sing.
Nejc ZupanSlovenian swimmer wins Ivy League Championship events, shares his views of Dartmouth
Saryah Azmat Engineering sciences major Saryah Azmat '11 traveled from Pakistan to Hanover, by way of Wales, in pursuit of her education
men's hockeyMen's hockey faces Cornell on March 18 in Atlantic City after defeating Harvard in ECAC playoffs
NCAA skiingNCAA Skiing Championship: Dartmouth finishes first out of Eastern teams, third overall with 11 All-America performances
DMS logoLatest Dartmouth Medical School study on HIV/AIDS could influence treatment in developing world
Thayer pulse monitorExchange is "Wunderbar": Thayer engineering students study at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg
Stay connected:

President KimMeet President Jim Yong Kim at alumni club events in Denver (March 25), Seattle (May 12), and Silicon Valley (May 13)

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Last Updated: 4/22/11