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August 27, 2009 issue

Top Stories

kim"The Kim Era Begins"

President Jim Yong Kim says his mission is to build "the highest quality, most extraordinary undergraduate education the world has ever seen," in this cover story in the current issue of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.

Read the article, "Taking Charge," by Irene M. Wielawski.

View President Kim's Inauguration live via webcast on Dartmouth's homepage at 11 a.m. EST on September 22.

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us newsDartmouth is #1 in undergraduate teaching in U.S. News ranking

"Through course-related discussions, research collaborations, and casual conversation, students get to know their professors as instructors, mentors, colleagues, and friends," reads an excerpt from U.S. News and World Report's entry on Dartmouth.

Learn more about the ranking.


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towerRespond to President Kim's Facebook invitation to share your Dartmouth story

In a video on Dartmouth's new Facebook page, President Kim invites you to share a story about how Dartmouth changed your life.

See what others are saying and post your perspective.


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hikeJoin an all-Dartmouth hike of the Appalachian Trail on October 10

Over 200 alumni including David Ransom '54 (8 miles in Vermont), Sally Johnson '81 (6 miles in Massachusetts), Steve Lough '87 (6 miles in Virginia) are participating. Students are hoping for about 100 more alumni volunteers (especially for sections south of Roanoke, Virginia) to cover the entire trail.

Grab your hiking boots and be part of this historic effort.
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wrightVideo: 16th President James Wright throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park

Wright, who was recognized by the Red Sox on June 6 for his work with military veterans, was also honored August 18 by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at its national convention in Arizona. The VFW gave Wright the Gold Medal of Merit for his founding of the Severely Injured Military Veterans: Fulfilling Their Dreams program. Wright and his wife Susan DeBevoise Wright will be making their first visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France this September.

View the Red Sox video, which also includes the Dartmouth Aires singing the National Anthem, and see news stories on Wright's work with veterans.
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chalkFall for Dartmouth (Homecoming is October 23-25)

This year's events include talks with the head coaches of Big Green athletic teams, Reunions for the Classes of 1939 and 1944, an admissions workshop for children of alumni, and tours of Baker Library Tower.

See the schedule.


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chalkAlumni reflections on the arts

Shonda Rhimes '91 (pictured), Phil Lord '97, Mateo Romero '89, Keith Moskow '83 and others discuss how Dartmouth influenced their careers in this article.

The arts-themed summer issue of Dartmouth Life also features a profile on Professor of Studio Art Louise Hamlin and perspectives from three students on the visual arts.
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Quick Links

bookUSA Today story on Don Rains, a 45-year-old member of the Class of 2013

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dgala25th anniversary all-class reunion of DGALA (the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association) is October 30 - November 1

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dhallFitch Ratings affirms Dartmouth's AAA rating on bonds

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spearsSylvia Spears appointed acting dean of the College

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nelsonDan Nelson '75, director of Outdoor Programs, bikes across country

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footballFootball games to be broadcast on Sirius radio on October 3 (Penn), October 10 (Yale), and October 31 (Harvard)

Every game is broadcast at Dartmouth's Big Green Insider.

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Stay Connected

coralJust the ticket: Dartmouth Alumni Travel

Join Dartmouth for a Gorilla Safari in Uganda and Rwanda, January 14 to 25, 2010, or discover Down Under with a new departure to Australia and New Zealand, February 21 to March 6, 2010.

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Last Updated: 9/11/09