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July 10, 2008

NEWS:

dhallCOMMITTEE NAMED TO LEAD SEARCH FOR DARTMOUTH'S 17th PRESIDENT. The Presidential Search Committee's first task this summer will be to "articulate a compelling vision of the collective aspirations for Dartmouth: its future, its place in higher education, and its place in the world we serve," said Trustee and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Al Mulley '70.

bakerLAWSUIT AGAINST DARTMOUTH DISMISSED. The New Hampshire Superior Court, on June 27, issued an order approving the joint stipulation filed by attorneys for Dartmouth College and the College's Association of Alumni voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit brought by the Association in October 2007. The dismissal follows the recent election of the Association's new executive committee, all of whom were committed to ending the lawsuit.

CSMDARTMOUTH'S ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS FEATURED IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. The July 8 article notes that Dartmouth has received high marks in the annual College Sustainability Report Card. "When Nick Devonshire was a high school senior, he checked the schools on his list against that report card, and Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., was his first choice," reads the article. (Link in "Dartmouth in the News".)

lifesciences$5.5 MILLION DONATION FUNDS HISTORY PROFESSORSHIP, LIFE SCIENCES AUDITORIUM. Two gifts from Kathy and Rick Kimball, Class of 1978, will advance teaching and learning at Dartmouth, funding important academic priorities in the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. One gift will create the John Kimball Jr. 1943 endowed chair in history, the other an auditorium in the new Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.

newsweekPRESIDENT JAMES WRIGHT DISCUSSES NEW GI BILL IN NEWSWEEK INTERVIEW. "I think what the GI bill did at the end of World War II and what the current GI bill will do on a lesser scale is expand the opportunity to dream about doing something different," says Wright. Wright helped draft language for the bill, sponsored by Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia), after meeting with Webb and Senators John Warner (R-Virginia) and Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska).

kotzBRINGING NEW IDEAS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM. Dartmouth Life interviews four recent faculty recipients of major scholarships. "Talking about Judaic and Islamic studies in the classroom makes them part of one conversation, rather than existing, as they do now, as separate entities with little contact," says Professor of Religion Susannah Heschel, who begins her appointment as a Carnegie Scholar this fall.

mtwashCOLLEGE SELLS ITS LAND AT THE TOP OF MOUNT WASHINGTON. "Over many decades, we have enjoyed a very productive working relationship with Dartmouth College on the summit of Mount Washington," said George Bald, Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development with the State of New Hampshire. Representatives of Dartmouth and the State of New Hampshire hiked up the mountain for the July 2 ceremony.

ochiengGREEN NEWS. Dartmouth alumni recently making headlines include doctor Milton Ochieng '04 (Washington Post), lawyer Chris Denton '72 (New York Times), and U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay James Casson '66 (BBC News).

STAY CONNECTED:

Pease LISTEN TO PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH DONALD PEASE DISCUSS ROBERT FROST. This latest ACE on Audio session is titled, "A Momentary Stay Against Confusion: The Poetry of Robert Frost."

CarylPODCAST WITH WRITER CARYL PHILLIPS. Author of nine books, Phillips is visiting Dartmouth this summer as a Montgomery Fellow. The interview is conducted by Professor of English Gretchen Gerzina.

UrielVISIT GREEN STREET TO CATCH UP WITH ALUMNI. Alumni featured on "Green Street" include Uriel Barrera-Vasquez '98, Dartmouth's former Associate Director for Alumni Diversity and Shared Interest Groups, who is off to teach middle school in the South Bronx.

powwowVIEW VIDEO FROM THE 2008 POWWOW. Native Americans at Dartmouth celebrate their heritage and culture at this annual event. Alumni are featured throughout this video by Debbie Atuk, Tuck '04.

bridgeSEE SHAKESPEARE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO VINEYARDS. The event this Saturday night at the Concannon Vineyards is sponsored by the Dartmouth Club of San Francisco.

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