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June 5, 2009


wrightsPresident James Wright and Susan DeBevoise Wright recognized by many for decades of service

The Wrights have recently received accolades from Faculty of the Arts and Sciences, the campus community (during an ice cream social), and the Alumni Council. Currently the second-longest serving president in the Ivy League, President James Wright steps down on June 30.

President Wright talked about his 40-year tenure at Dartmouth on New Hampshire Public Radio's call-in program, "The Exchange," hosted by Laura Knoy, on June 4. He will also be recognized by the Boston Red Sox and the crowd at Fenway Park when he throws out the first pitch of the 7 p.m. game this Saturday, June 6.

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graduationView Commencement, June 14 at 9:30 a.m. EST, live via the Dartmouth website

Even if you're far from Hanover you can watch the 2009 Commencement address by Louise Erdrich '76, Native American author, and President James Wright's final Commencement address. Visit the Dartmouth homepage on June 14 for more information. (In another first, a JumboTron will be on the Green to broadcast the event.)

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kimPresident-elect Jim Yong Kim lectures on global health, discusses first year at Dartmouth (video)

As he prepares to take office on July 1, Kim delivered the lecture, "Tackling the World's Troubles: Global Health and the Challenge for Dartmouth," at the Tuck School of Business on May 26. The event was co-sponsored by Tuck's Healthcare Club and the undergraduate Student Assembly.

Jump to these points in the video by clicking on the following links: Kim's introduction to the lecture (0:3:22); why Kim chose Dartmouth (0:44:24): the importance of tenured faculty (0:48:28);  and why Dartmouth is different (0:54:06). Also listen to a question from Lee Lynd, professor of engineering (0:54:06).

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dhallUpdate on Dartmouth budget

Adam Keller, executive vice president for finance and administration, addresses Dartmouth's financial outlook in this June 5 letter.


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reunionAlumni College at Reunion 2009 offers expanded programming

Faculty lectures at Alumni College include "Life and Literature of Norman Maclean '24," "3D Archaeology," and "Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth." There are also campus tours such as Dartmouth Underground: Steam Tunnel Tour, and other new experiences for class gatherings. View the Reunion slide show (photo right).


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woodNational Public Radio's "Only a Game" reports on Dartmouth Outing Club's lumberjack event

This 10-minute segment on 2009 Woodsmen's Weekend includes Bernard Waugh '74 playing the national anthem on a saw, an interview with Earl Jette (longtime director of Outdoor Programs), and Dartmouth students and alumni singing the alma mater. Also see photos.


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nyFeatured in The New Yorker, Dartmouth research continues to shape national health care agenda

Jonathan Skinner, professor of economics, and Elliott Fisher, professor of medicine, are among those who discuss why more expensive health care isn't necessarily better in The Cost Conundrum in the June 1 issue. The Dartmouth study also has been cited recently by Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

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baseballHistoric season for Ivy Champion baseball team ends in Chapel Hill

Dartmouth fell 5 -1 to North Carolina and 16-0 to Kansas at the NCAA regional tournament. Finishing the season with the second-most wins in the program's history (27), the Big Green set a remarkable number of school records, including in runs (341), home runs (44), RBI (323), games played (45), triples (19), innings pitched (372.2), pitching appearances (126) and saves (13).


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dhallFour members of Alumni Council reflect on 198th meeting

Susan Hess '81, Peter Elias '69, Tracey Salmon-Smith '87, and Rick Silverman '81 offer their thoughts on Council's their May 15 meeting, which included a presentation by student veterans and a lunchtime address by President-elect Jim Yong Kim.

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bandFollowing a Tucker Foundation service trip, students bring bluegrass band back to Dartmouth for encore

Rambling Grass came to Dartmouth from MacDowell County, W. Va., for three days of performances and events. View a video of their Dartmouth performance.


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Stay Connected

reunionSeptember 11 memorial dedication is June 19

The memorial will honor the 11 members of the Dartmouth community who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The sketch for the memorial plaque design is featured at right.


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skySee Dartmouth from the sky (YouTube video)

One post in response to this aerial tour of Dartmouth reads: "Amazing video... I'm a '13 and this just makes me even more excited for the fall." There are now over 120 videos on Dartmouth's YouTube channel.


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reunionWearers of the Green photos and video

View a selection of 20 photos from the sixth Wearers of the Green ceremony, held May 16 Boston. At right is Jennifer Stebbins '09, a member of the cycling team. Also see a new Wearers of the Green YouTube video.


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Last Updated: 6/18/09