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April 4, 2008


haldemanIN A LETTER TO THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY, CHAIR OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES ED HALDEMAN '70 ASKS FOR INPUT ON SEARCH FOR COLLEGE'S SEVENTEENTH PRESIDENT. The Trustees are "committed to ensuring that all members of the Dartmouth community have an opportunity to provide input into the search process," writes Haldeman. "To that end, we have set up a website devoted to this subject at, where you can share your views with the Board and search committee." Trustee Al Mulley '70 is leading the presidential search, and the Board is now identifying additional members of the search committee. The Board is also in the process of developing a Statement on Leadership Criteria that will help guide the committee's work.

baker1FROM THE LARGEST POOL OF APPLICANTS IN ITS HISTORY, DARTMOUTH INVITES 2,190 TO JOIN THE CLASS OF 2012. Applicants numbered 16,536, 16.6 percent more than last year, and the admit rate dropped two percent to 13.2. "The large number of students applying combined with their impressive academic credentials were some of the factors that made this the most competitive admissions year in Dartmouth history," says Maria Laskaris '84, dean of admissions and financial aid.

sugarhALUMNI, STUDENTS BUILD NEW SUGARHOUSE AT THE DARTMOUTH ORGANIC FARM. Tom Bonamici '07 used traditional Japanese joinery to create the structure out of beams and boards from locally harvested hemlocks. The house includes a new, larger arch, which will enable sugarers to boil more sap. "The design is stunning, and it will allow us to be much more efficient," says Scott Stokoe, manager of the Dartmouth Organic Farm.

baseballBASEBALL TEAM WINS 7 OF LAST 8 GAMES. Dartmouth has "too many scalding hitters and too few spots in the lineup," writes local sports reporter Tony Lane in the Valley News. For their role in the Big Green's 4-0 Ivy League record, Michael Pagliarulo '09 was named Ivy League Co-player of the week, and Jeff Onstott '11 was named Ivy Rookie of the Week. The team faces the University of Pennsylvania at Red Rolfe Field on April 5 at noon in its first home game of the season.


foltSPOTLIGHT ON THE CLASSROOM. Join a Dartmouth professor and Carol Folt, dean of the faculty, for a conversation about the academic needs and experiences of Dartmouth students today. Bring your questions! This series of spring regional events is sponsored by the Alumni Relations Committee of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. The next meeting takes place in Washington, D.C. from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 23. Please register by April 18.

wright PRESIDENT WRIGHT'S NEXT ALUMNI CLUB VISIT: PROVIDENCE, RI. Gather with friends and learn about the College as the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Rhode Island hosts President James Wright and Susan DeBevoise Wright on April 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please register by April 10.

alumniSTUDENTS PRESENT ALUMNI APPRECIATION WEEK. Dartmouth alumni and students are invited to join in celebrating the second annual Dartmouth Alumni Appreciation Week, April 7-13, organized by the Hill Winds Society student organization. Throughout the week, student groups will host events to thank and recognize alumni.

travelTRAVEL TO ITALY WITH DARTMOUTH. This October join Hood Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy and Curator of European Art Bart Thurber in Italy's Veneto region to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Highlights include a special Palladio exhibition, visits to La Rotonda and Villa Valmarana, and a trip to Venice.


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