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September 9, 2010 issue


Top stories:

h-crooNinety-six percent of the Class of 2014 will participate in First-Year Trips
Members of the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) say that the 1,097 students on 2010 DOC Trips is the highest number ever in the 75-year history of the five-day outdoor orientation program. Trips were pioneered by Dartmouth in 1935 and similar programs have since been established by colleges nationwide.

Learn more about 2010 Trips, which run September 1 through 15. (The first day of classes is September 22.)

Watch a video of upperclass students' enthusiastic welcome of incoming students and listen to Elena Falloon '11 and Andrew Purpura '11 talk about the role of "H-Croo."

The outrageous and colorful clothing known as flair is an important part of Trips. Did (or do) you have a favorite piece of flair? Share it with others on Dartmouth's Facebook page.


sousaDean and Vice President for Health Sciences at Ohio State to lead Dartmouth Medical School
Dr. Wiley "Chip" Souba, a renowned academic surgical oncologist and leader, is "known for his ability to partner and transform," says President Jim Yong Kim, who today announced that Souba would serve as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School and Vice President for Health Affairs of Dartmouth College.

Learn more about Dean Souba (pronounced Show-buh), who originally hails from Caracas, Venezuela.


pedro ortiz Profiles of '14s: Meet international students from twelve countries
The Class of 2014 includes 90 students from 43 countries, representing about 8 percent of the class. Dartmouth Now asked some '14s from outside the United States to talk a bit about why they chose Dartmouth. Pictured: Pedro Hurtado Ortiz '14 from Managua, Nicaragua.

Read more and view the candid photos taken in students' home countries.


pedro ortiz Charitable giving to Dartmouth begins recovery
Dartmouth College received $153 million in philanthropic support in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, an 11 percent increase over 2009. The nearly 48 percent of undergraduate alumni who made donations represents a slight increase over the past two years.

Learn more about the gifts, which sustain Dartmouth's place at the forefront of U.S. higher education.


Quick links:
awardsGiving hearts and souls: The seven 2010-11 Alumni Award recipients talk about why they make time for Dartmouth


usnewsDartmouth is 1st for commitment to teaching in 2010 U.S. News rankings


artsVideo: President Jim Yong Kim talks about the importance of the arts at the "Arts Center of the 21st Century" symposium
fellowsAs Presidential Fellows, recent graduates support Dartmouth's mission
cultureTen faculty honored for teaching, scholarship include Lucas Swaine, associate professor of government (pictured)
cabinOn an island in the Connecticut River, students and alumni rebuild Titcomb Cabin


soccerField hockey (2-0) comes back to win tournament at Dartmouth
Stay connected:
bonfireFall for Dartmouth 2010
Dartmouth Night is Friday, October 29, and the pre-parade gathering begins at 5 p.m. See the schedule.
bonfireAce on Audio: Listen to the latest 10 lectures by Dartmouth professors and others
Talks include "From Troy to Afghanistan: Exploring Wartime Experience through Homer," by Roberta Stewart, associate professor of classical studies.
travelHomecoming Weekend of Shakespeare in Virginia, October 29 - 31
If you can't make it to Hanover, consider celebrating Homecoming at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia with a weekend of Shakespeare, scholarship, and Dartmouth camaraderie.
travelTutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, October 22
Join Professor of Religion Susan Ackerman '80 and fellow alumni and friends for an exclusive Dartmouth evening  at the Denver Art Museum.

Last Updated: 9/23/10