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July 29, 2011 issue

"Presidential candidates, policy leaders meet with students"
Top stories:

graduation caps U.S. Treasury Secretary, Republican presidential hopefuls among visitors to campus for "Leading Voices" lecture series
The lecture series is integrated with the course, "Contemporary Issues in American Politics and Public Policy," which provides students with "unparalleled access to politicians and policy makers," says Professor Charles Wheelan '88. Read more about the course sponsored by the Rockefeller Center.

Speakers have included former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner '83, U.S. Senator for Ohio Rob Portman '78 (pictured), and presidential candidates Charles "Buddy" Roemer and Jon Huntsman Jr. (Both hope to return to Dartmouth on October 11 for the Republican presidential debate.)

See a complete list of the guest lecturers, with links to stories and video.


ConanIn Pristina, Dartmouth students join peers at American University in Kosovo to restore a neglected Jewish cemetery
As part of Dartmouth's Project Preservation program, community members from Dartmouth and the American University in Kosovo spent time this summer studying the issue of genocide and restoring a cemetery that had been abandoned since the Kosovo War.

Read more about their experience in this article by the Associated Press.

President Jim Yong Kim and President of the American University in Kosovo Christopher Hall recently signed an agreement to further strengthen the two institutions' partnership.


halpern Students on the vegetable-oil powered Big Green Bus roll on through Louisiana, Texas, and Colorado
Check out this blog to read colorful reports about the students' first six weeks on the Big Green Bus. Recently, the crew spread their message of sustainability to employees at Harrah's Casino in New Orleans.

The students have been welcomed by Dartmouth alumni around the country, such as Fraser Smith '81 in Tampa, Fla. View the itinerary to see if they'll be near you.


Quick links:
espnIvy League committee on concussions, co-chaired by President Jim Yong Kim, recommends fewer full-contact football practices (ESPN)

peakDirector of Athletics Harry Sheehy announces new "Peak Performance" initiative to help student-athletes reach their potential

trash cansDartmouth's tiny trash cans make "a new trash equation," writes the New York Times

good readsGood Reads for Summer 2011: 22 book recommendations from Dartmouth faculty
What are you reading this summer? Let us know on our Facebook page.
yeti Popular Mechanics: Dartmouth engineers build new versions of "Yeti" robot to scout for ice crevasses and gather research in Greenland
reunionReunions 2011: See photos of some of the nearly 4,000 alumni, family, and friends who returned to campus this June
innHanover Inn gets a facelift
Stay connected:
employersFind your next star hire: Host a booth at this year's Employer Connections Fair, September 28
holidaysDartmouth Alumni Travel: Spend the holidays in Bavaria and Austria
san franciscoDartmouth on Location: "Navigating College Admissions" in San Francisco, August 6

Last Updated: 9/6/11