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August 4, 2009 issue

Top Stories

kimSave the date: President Jim Yong Kim's Inauguration is Tuesday, September 22

As Dartmouth begins its 240th year, Jim Yong Kim will be inaugurated as the College's 17th president. View a video invitation.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on the Green and will be broadcast live on the Dartmouth homepage. The day before, President Kim and other prominent leaders will participate in a panel discussion, "Reflections on Leadership for Social Change," at 4 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium.

See an evolving schedule of events at the President's Office website.


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haldemanEd Haldeman '70, chair of Dartmouth's Board of Trustees, is new CEO of Freddie Mac

Haldeman told The Boston Globe he was attracted to the job because he believes in the mission to help make home ownership affordable.

Read the Globe story and the news release from Freddie Mac.


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haldemanDartmouth alumni in the executive branch

In June alone, Hilary Tompkins '90 (pictured) solicitor of the Department of the Interior; R. Rand Beers '64, undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate; and David Dollar '76, economic and financial emissary to China, have joined President Barack Obama's administration.

See the list of alumni. Did we miss someone? Let us know.


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seadThe Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Dartmouth's summer program for low-income high school students

Jay Davis '90, director of the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program (SEAD), says in the July 27 article: "What we're trying to do is help kids understand where their skills are, so can they make a choice."

Read the article, and learn more about SEAD.


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sead"Her Spell on Them Remains": 11 receive 2009 - 2010 Dartmouth Alumni Awards

Selected by the Alumni Council, the recipients represent decades of service in a range of volunteer roles for Dartmouth College.

See a list of the award winners.


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chalkFaculty Chalk Talk: Go back to class on Saturday mornings before home football games, beginning September 19

New technologies, brain science, politics, and the world order: fascinating one-hour lectures by award winning Dartmouth professors, 10 a.m. in Alumni Hall. (Photo: Dean Lacy, professor of government)

See the schedule.


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Quick Links

bookThe Alumni Council presents: Book recommendations from Dartmouth faculty

Books include "Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America" (Aine Donovan, Ethics Institute) and "The Savage Detectives" (Dale Turner, Native American Studies).

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dhallDartmouth graduates have the highest mid-career salary according to survey

(story by The New York Times)

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rassiasListen to Professor John Rassias and intercultural educator Jim Citron '86 discuss a growing partnership with teachers in Mexico

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riedlerOver 600 visitors came to campus for Sophomore Family Weekend

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quilt"The Spirit of Dartmouth" quilt, made by Dartmouth parent Ellen Rice in honor of the late Hayley Petit '11

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sophSophomore Summer: Photos of five classes, from Ecological Agriculture to Introduction to Arab Culture

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travelLand of the pharaohs

Join Dartmouth Alumni Travel in 2010 for Antiquities of the Nile Valley and the Red Sea (January) or a Grand Tour of Egypt (November). Also on deck: Dean Carol Folt leads Tanzania: Traditional and Modern Women ( February).

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economicsAll the top stories and breaking alumni news: Dartmouth Alumni Relations on Twitter

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meyersIn response to alumni feedback, an updated list of Dartmouth's professional baseball players

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careerEmployers: Visit campus September 29 and 30 to attract Dartmouth talent to your organizations

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Last Updated: 8/27/09