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May 18, 2012 issue

Dartmouth Pow-wow40 Celebrations of the Dartmouth Pow-Wow
On a glorious May weekend, Dartmouth honored Native cultures and the 40th anniversary of both the Pow-Wow and the Native American Program at Dartmouth. See photos from the event.

Wendy Kopp Honored to Teach
Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America (TFA), will deliver the main address at Commencement this year. Since 2005, more than 120 Dartmouth graduates have signed on with TFA to teach in under-resourced school districts across the nation.

Dartmouth flagTrustees Bill Helman '80 and Diana Taylor '77 Lead Presidential Search
Following the April announcement of President Jim Yong Kim's appointment to lead the World Bank, the Board of Trustees named Helman and Taylor as chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the search for the 18th president of Dartmouth. Share your input.

Provost Carol FoltProvost Carol Folt Appointed Interim President
The Board of Trustees has appointed Provost Carol L. Folt, PhD, as the interim president of Dartmouth, effective July 1, 2012. As Provost, Folt is Dartmouth's chief academic officer and has been driving Dartmouth's first institution-wide, faculty-led academic strategic planning process.

Quick links:
Hopkins CenterHail to the Hop
For five decades, the Hopkins Center has been the cultural heart of campus. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine offers a 50th anniversary tribute to the building, in words and pictures.

NPR logoChange Your Heart and Change Your Mind?
Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan's research on the challenges of counteracting misleading political claims has Nyhan in the news himself.

Emily Unger '11Emily Unger '11 Chronicles Dartmouth's Global Footprint
Sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Unger and her camera are capturing stories of Dartmouth students and alumni on four continents.

Figure skater"Foiling" the Competition
The Dartmouth club teams in figure skating and men's fencing each brought home national championships in April. It was the fencers' first national title, and the skaters' sixth.

Hanover InnReopening Dartmouth's "Front Door"
Guest rooms at the newly transformed Hanover Inn at Dartmouth will reopen on schedule June 1, in time for Commencement and Reunions.

Amber Dewey '12Amber Dewey '12: A Song for Dartmouth
Dewey, a soprano, has starred in several Dartmouth musical productions and is a member of the Glee Club. In this interview, Dewey says her Dartmouth experience allowed her to grow as a person and as an artist.

NCHIP logoDartmouth Pilot Project Reduces High-Risk Drinking
Participating Dartmouth students cut alcohol consumption by almost half after taking part in a pilot program run by the ground-breaking collaborative of 32 schools launched by Dartmouth last year.

Gesisel School logoWatch Your Head
Dartmouth doctors and engineers have found that head impacts in contact sports such as football and hockey may worsen some college athletes' ability to learn and remember.

Hood Museum of ArtDartmouth's Teaching Museum Grows
The Hood Museum of Art, whose collections and importance as an educational resource have grown exponentially since its 1985 opening, will see a major expansion and renovation designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Tuck logoTuck's Anant Sundaram Weighs in on the Facebook IPO
Speaking on MSNBC's Market Day, corporate valuations expert Sundaram advised caution for potential investors in the social media giant.

Stay connected:
Alumni ReunionsDartmouth Reunions: "On the Green!"
Every year, alumni return to Hanover to renew friendships and celebrate connections to the College across generations. New this year: "On the Green!", a June 16 event for all alumni, held right at the heart of campus. More information/registration.
Thomas Jefferson statueTrustee Alumni Club Visits
Members of the Board of Trustees are attending alumni club events in Virginia, Vermont, and Massachusetts. More information/registration.
Alumni TravelDartmouth Alumni Travel: Great Lakes, Great Voyage
Ron Edsforth, scholar of American economic history and a senior member of Dartmouth's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, accompanies a sailing cruise through the Great Lakes, where wild beauty and U.S. history meet. More information/registration.

Last Updated: 5/21/12