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June 14, 2012 issue

"Photos: Commencement 2012"

President Kim addresses graduatesNow the Word is 'So Long'
The sun shone on Hanover as Dartmouth granted nearly 1,800 undergraduate and graduate degrees and President Jim Yong Kim gave his final Commencement address.

President Jim Yong Kim Jim Yong Kim's Ties to Dartmouth
Dartmouth's 17th president reflects on fostering innovation, inspiring students, and taking on the world's troubles.

Dartmouth trusteesDartmouth Trustees Endorse Strategic Initiatives
At its June meeting, the Board endorsed two building initiatives in support of faculty growth, and elected two new Charter Trustees, Laurel J. Richie '81 and David C. Hodgson '78.

Commencement 2012

mortarboards tossedCommencement Photo Gallery, Video
From the delivery of thousands of chairs to the Green to mortarboards tossed in the air, enjoy the sights and sounds of Commencement 2012.

student marshalsHonored to Lead: 2012 Student Marshals (photos)
Meet the 2012 Student Marshals, chosen by their classmates for the honor of leading them in the academic procession to the Commencement ceremony.

Class of 2012Give a Rouse for the Class of 2012
They're young writers, activists, artists, scholars, and researchers, and they're on their way forward into the world fresh from Dartmouth.

valedictoriansTop of the Class
Four members of the Class of 2012 who completed their Dartmouth courses with a grade point average of 4.0 were honored as valedictorians at Commencement. Four '12s shared the rank of salutatorian as well.

Teach for AmericaWords for the Teachers-to-Be
After the morning's ceremonies, Commencement speaker Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America (TFA), offered some particular advice to the 37 TFA-bound members of the Class of 2012—as did the graduates' families.

Trustee Steven Roth"A Few Good Decisions"
Speaking at Tuck's 2012 Investiture ceremony, CEO, philanthropist, and Dartmouth Trustee Steven Roth '62, Tuck '63, urged graduates to be optimistic and embrace change. Roth received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Commencement.

Thayer flagsFaces of Thayer (video)
Thayer School of Engineering said goodbye to its graduating students with a video featuring the school's Class of 2012. Meet these innovators who are ready to change the world—and have fun doing it.

More News

Geisel School of Medicine shieldIn Physician-Humanitarian Albert Schweitzer's Footsteps
Eleven Geisel School of Medicine students, newly named 2012-13 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows, will partner with local community-based organizations, building mentored service projects to improve the health of underserved populations.

Abbey D'AgostinoDartmouth's Champion
Runner Abbey D'Agostino '14 brought home Dartmouth's first-ever women's individual national title with a dramatic first-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division I National Outdoor Track and Field Championship. She and just-graduated Big Green teammate Alexi Pappas '12 are Olympic Trials-bound.

Presidential Search ForumsYou're Invited: Presidential Search Forums
The Presidential Search Committee has scheduled a series of gatherings around the country to discuss the qualities the committee should seek in Dartmouth's 18th president. You may also share your thoughts via the Presidential Search input form.

Web redesign surveyWhat's Your Opinion?
Dartmouth is redesigning its web presence, and we want your input. How do you use the current site? What would you like to see change? Tell us what you think in this five-minute survey.

jogger on treadmillJog Your Memory?
A Dartmouth research team led by David Bucci, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, is uncovering links among age, exercise, genetics, and brain function.

Stay connected:
Alumni CouncilAlumni Council Gathers in Hanover
The 204th session of Dartmouth's Alumni Council convened in Hanover last month, meeting with students, faculty, trustees, and President Jim Yong Kim. Alumni awards went to John Mathias Jr. '69 and Amy Henry '97. View photos from the weekend.
Trustee nominationsDartmouth Alumni Council Calls for Trustee Nominations
Your suggestions will enable the council's Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee to identify outstanding candidates for an alumni-nominated seat on the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees.
Alumni TravelDartmouth Alumni Travel: Mediterranean Cities of Legend
Dartmouth art historian Kathleen Corrigan's expertise in early Christian and Byzantine art enriches this sailing tour to ancient cities along the coasts of Italy, Croatia, Albania, Sicily, Turkey, and Greece. More information/registration.
Professor SwaineDartmouth on Location: Mozart at the Tanglewood Music Festival
Dartmouth on Location heads to Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., for an afternoon of education, conversation, and an all-Mozart program. Professor of Music Steve Swayne presents a pre-performance talk for alumni and friends at this July 22 event. More information/registration.
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