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August 28, 2008

NEWS:

darthallPARTICIPATE IN THE SEARCH FOR DARTMOUTH'S NEXT PRESIDENT: MEET WITH AL MULLEY '70. In the first of a series of fall meetings, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Al Mulley will meet with alumni in Washington, D.C. (9/8), New York (9/9), and Boston (9/25). The 14-member Search Committee continues to accept comments through the input form.

kohHANOVER HOTLINE. Bloggers John Beck Jr. '09 of New York and Jeffrey J. Koh '09 (pictured) of Hong Kong describe Dartmouth to prospective students. Koh writes: "If there's one piece of advice I'd give to prospective applicants: it is to holistically, and strategically, review your entire file as a whole, from the perspective of an Admissions Committee."

gold SEITERLE WINS OLYMPIC GOLD. Dominic Seiterle '98 and his Canadian teammates took the gold medal in men's heavyweight rowing. Conductor Erich Kunzel '57 was also recognized in Beijing for the performance of his Cincinnati Pops. See how other alumni fared at the Olympics.

handsCONVOCATION SPEAKER IS TOMMY CLARK '92, DMS '01, FOUNDER OF GRASSROOT SOCCER. Clark's organization has empowered more than 230,000 young people of Africa to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Learn more about Grassroot Soccer in this video posted by Zak Kaufman '08, the organization's director of research and advocacy. The College's 239th year begins September 23.

nytimesDARTMOUTH PROFESSORS WRITE OP-EDS ON REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA, OIL, AND NATIVE AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY.
"How to Deter Russia," co-written by Ken Yalowitz, director of the Dickey Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Belarus and Georgia (Washington Post).
"All the Oil We Need," co-written by Daryl Press, associate professor of government (International Herald Tribune).
"Broken Justice in Indian Country," by Bruce Duthu '80, professor of Native American Studies (New York Times).

emirFIT FOR A KING. Dartmouth has been advising the American University of Kuwait (AUK) since 2003. Sheikha Dana Nasser Al-Sabah, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of AUK, said, "We admire Dartmouth's commitment to liberal arts and want to emulate that in our own country." (From Dartmouth Life.)

choudhuryCOMPUTER SCIENCE PROFESSOR NAMED ONE OF WORLD'S TOP YOUNG INNOVATORS. Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of computer science, has been named to an annual listing of top innovators from Technology Review magazine.

shamGREEN NEWS. Among other alumni news, James Sham '05 creates an endowment for muffins at a Maine diner.

STAY CONNECTED:

bonfireSET THE DATE: HOMECOMING IS OCTOBER 17-18.
See photos from last year and video from First Night 2006. Check the schedule for more fall events at Dartmouth.

abizaidFALL TERM MONTGOMERY FELLOWS.
Joan Didion, John Abizaid (pictured), and John Burns meet with students and deliver public lectures this October.

horseDARTMOUTH CLUB HAPPENINGS.
From a pub visit in Seattle (9/17), to a cookout in Tennessee (9/27), to horseback riding outside of Los Angeles (10/4), see what your local Dartmouth Club is up to.

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