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August 16, 2012 issue

"Documentary Filmmaker Ricki Stern '87 to Deliver Convocation Address"

Ricki SternDocumentary Filmmaker Ricki Stern '87 to Deliver Convocation Address
Movies by award-winning filmmaker Ricki Stern '87 have a common thread—they focus on people who overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams—a message Stern will impart to students at the annual ceremony marking the start of the school year.

Olympic rings Olympics End for Dartmouth Alumni
Check out results for the four Dartmouth alumni who represented the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics Games.

Baker at sunsetA Record-Setting Year for Philanthropy
Dartmouth received a record $171.5 million in total philanthropic support in the 2012 fiscal year, and set four individual fund records, as well. "This spectacular achievement highlights the commitment of Dartmouth's loyal and generous donors, and the hard work of many alumni, parent, and friend volunteers," says President Carol L. Folt.

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Rob Portman '78Romney Veepstakes Casts Spotlight on Sen. Rob Portman '78
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's search for a vice presidential running mate—which ended August 11 with his pick of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin—put Sen. Rob Portman '78 in the spotlight this summer, introducing the Ohio senator to a national audience.

IGERT studentIGERT Students Experience 'Big Science'
Five Dartmouth graduate students, bundled into puffy parkas and insulated pants, are standing on a layer of ice a mile thick, marveling at a panoramic blanket of white. Tonight it will be near zero and they'll be sleeping in a tent.

Richard RothsteinRichard Rothstein Appointed Chair of Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine
The new chair is "one of our medical school's top educators, has been successful as a clinical investigator, and is a top-notch physician," says Geisel Dean Wiley "Chip" Souba.

AT plaqueAugust Marks 75th Anniversary of the Appalachian Trail
The national hiking path is frequented by Dartmouth students and community members—although many of them may not even realize it.

Laurel RichieTrustee Laurel J. Richie: The WNBA Interview
The president of the Women's Basketball Association talks about the importance of mentorship, the Olympics, and her goals for the WNBA.

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Alumni Reunions 2012Good Reads: New Book Recommendations From Dartmouth Faculty
Round out your summer with top-notch picks from our professors, brought to you by the Dartmouth Alumni Council.
Alumpics gold medalAlumpics 2012: Dartmouth Trounces Princeton Tigers and Claims Eight Gold Medals in 10 Days
See the winning photos from our social-media smack-down and join thousands of Dartmouth alumni having fun on Facebook.
King TutDartmouth on Location: Dead Sea Scrolls, Van Gogh, and King Tut
Join Dartmouth professors for educational adventures at extraordinary venues.
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Last Updated: 8/15/12