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May 15, 2009 Issue


atlas"Dartmouth Atlas" informs health care debate (ABC news video)

"White House officials herald the study from Dartmouth," says ABC News Correspondent Jake Tapper '91. The New York Times writes that the Dartmouth Atlas study, "more than any other, has shaped the thinking of Peter Orszag, President Obama's budget director." The study, which shows that more expensive health care isn't necessarily better, is overseen by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). (In photo: Elliott Fisher, director of Population Health and Policy at TDI)


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erdrichLouise Erdrich '76, Native American author, to deliver Commencement address

Erdrich, an author and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, speaks about the importance of her Dartmouth professors in this interview. Professor of English Brenda Silver "steered me toward Virginia Woolf, which changed my life," she says. Commencement is June 14 at 9:30 a.m.


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miningPresident James Wright: "Mining an American Story" (video)

Wright's conversation with Genevieve Adams '11, a cast member of The Grapes of Wrath, is one of the most viewed videos on Dartmouth's YouTube channel. At the end of the interview, Wright, who as a young man worked in zinc mines, explains why he keeps an old mining knife on his office desk. A photo exhibition chronicling Wright's years at Dartmouth appears in Baker Library through June.


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aoaAlumni Association Election: Constitutional amendment passes

"This amendment implements a simpler voting procedure, and it leaves the petition process unchanged," says John Mathais '69, president of the Association of Alumni.


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dhallDartmouth baseball wins Ivy League championship (from ESPN)

In the year that Biondi Park opened, the team celebrated a dominant season by winning their first Ivy Championship in 22 years and qualifying for the NCAA tournament. The tournament schedule will be announced May 25.


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ritgersLeading the way

Visibly and behind-the-scenes, in roles large and small, Dartmouth's student-driven out-of-classroom experience offers leadership opportunities of all sorts.


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innovativeThe creative learner

Dean of the Faculty Carol Folt gave her annual speech to the faculty on April 6, focusing on a year of many distinctions: faculty growth, new curricular initiatives, and numerous prizes and awards. Folt also looked ahead, "thinking of ways to spark the creative learner in every student."


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hybridVideo: Thayer hybrid cars go fast

Thayer hosted 30 colleges in Loudon, N.H., for this engineering contest that embraces clean technologies and design in automotive racing.


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ajForeign Policy ranks Dartmouth a top school for international study

The magazine ranks Dartmouth's international relations curriculum as one of the leading programs for undergraduates. The rankings were based on the responses of 1,743 scholars.


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Stay Connected

reunionReunion 2009: A memory in the making

Catch up with classmates and faculty, find old and new friends, visit your favorite corners of campus, or simply savor summer in New Hampshire. Take advantage of travel discounts and make it a family affair.


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alumniCalling all alumnae: Trip to Tanzania

Dartmouth Alumni Travel offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience life through the eyes of Tanzanian women. February 27 to March 11, 2010.


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alumniGreenNews: Dartmouth alumni making headlines

President Barack Obama has nominated Paul Stockton '76, a senior researcher at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation, to be assistant secretary of defense.


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Last Updated: 6/10/09