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May 7, 2008

NEWS:

voteCAST YOUR BALLOT IN THE ASSOCIATION OF ALUMNI ELECTION. The 2008 Dartmouth Association of Alumni Election is underway. Alumni will elect a president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary-treasurer, and seven committee members of the association. Online and mail ballots will be accepted through June 5, 2008. Voting will also be available to alumni who attend the annual meeting in Hanover on June 10. There are 22 candidates running on two different slates. The first set of 11 candidates was nominated by the Nominating Committee of the association, and the second set was nominated by petition. Ten percent of alumni have already cast their ballots online. For more information or assistance, call 603-646-2258.

ellenPRESIDENT OF LIBERIA TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will deliver the main address at Dartmouth College's 2008 Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 8, on the Dartmouth Green. Johnson-Sirleaf is a leading promoter of peace, justice, and democratic rule. In November 2005, she was elected President of Liberia and became the first woman to lead an African nation. The former World Bank economist won the election with an impressive 59.4 percent of the vote. Dartmouth will also honor eight individuals, including Richard Hill '41 Tuck '42, and Ralph Manuel '58, with honorary degrees at Commencement.

baseballBASEBALL FALLS TO COLUMBIA IN IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP. Columbia came from behind to beat Dartmouth 7-5 this afternoon in the third and deciding game of the Ivy League baseball championship at Red Rolfe Field. Columbia moves on to the NCAA Men's College World Series. The Big Green, winners of this year's Red Rolfe Division Title, finish the season with a 25-17 mark. Details will soon be posted on the Dartmouth Athletics website.

polarbearSAVE THE (ANIMATED) POLAR BEARS. In an effort to document their energy footprint, students in residence halls have created real-time, animated displays that show polar bears at various levels of comfort or distress, depending on the amount of energy being used in the building. Low energy use equals a happy, healthy polar bear. High usage results in the bear suffering the effects of global warming. "When it is right there in front of your face...it can make it a lot more tangible," said Neel Joshi '11 in an interview with Vermont's WCAX-TV.

filligarBAND OF BROTHERS. Illinois Entertainer calls them "pop rock prodigies." They've recorded six albums since 2000. The indie rock phenomenon Filligar is almost pure Dartmouth: twin brothers Teddy and Pete Mathias (Class of 2009) and their younger brother Johnny (Class of 2011), started the band in high school, together with Casey Gibson, who now attends Hamilton College. The Mathias brothers' dad, John Mathias, graduated from Dartmouth in 1969 and two sisters, Alice and Marian, are members of the Classes of 2007 and 2011, respectively. Filligar will open for the legendary Otis Day and The Knights on Dartmouth's Green Key Weekend, May 17. Listen to their music.

STAY CONNECTED:

foltSPOTLIGHT ON THE CLASSROOM. On May 28 in Los Angeles and May 29 in San Francisco, Carol Folt, dean of the faculty, and Katharine Conley, professor of French and associate dean of the faculty for the humanities, will host conversations about the academic needs and experiences of Dartmouth students today. Bring your questions! The spring regional events are sponsored by the Alumni Relations Committee of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees.

wright PRESIDENT WRIGHT VISITS ALUMNI IN DENVER AND MINNEAPOLIS. Concluding their recent 10-city tour of alumni clubs across the country, President James Wright and Susan DeBevoise Wright visit the Dartmouth Association of the Rocky Mountains on May 20, and the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest on May 21.

sarawGREEN STREET INTERVIEWS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF COEDUCATION PANELISTS. The saying Sarah Weiner '02 would most like to see on a billboard is "EAT GOOD FOOD." A founding employee of a non-profit dedicated to building a better food system in America, Weiner was one of over 40 alumnae to speak at Dartmouth's 35th Anniversary of Coeducation celebration in San Francisco last weekend. Read the interview with Weiner and others at Green Street.

hatJOIN THOUSANDS OF ALUMNI WHO COME HOME TO DARTMOUTH FOR REUNIONS IN JUNE. Explore your 2008 Reunion class schedule and learn about lodging, events for kids, Dartmouth Outing Club programs, and more.

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