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September 23, 2010 issue

Top stories:

convocationDartmouth opens its 241st year
The College welcomed more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students on September 21 with a Convocation that included three speeches (see excerpts and transcripts below) and a performance of "America the Beautiful" by the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir. Pictured: The '14s in front of Dartmouth Hall.

Read about the event and view the video of 2010 Convocation.

KimPresident Jim Yong Kim said, "Among the many things I have learned from the Dartmouth faculty, one of the most significant lessons is that the ability to write clearly, effectively, and creatively may very well be the most important skill you will be taught in your time here." Kim advised students to be persistent, to maintain a "growth" mindset, and to treasure the Dartmouth community.


DaughtryLeah Daughtry '84, a former chief of staff of the Democratic National Committee and a pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C., said, "To be a true scholar, to be an avid learner, we must learn to match our intellectual pursuits with hands-on practical activity."


TannerStudent Body President Eric Tanner '11, a geography major from New York City, said, "Always remember, that Dartmouth is such a tightly knit institution that any person, on any given day, has the chance to become an integral and vital part of your life."


cabinMembers of the Class of 2014 come from 48 states, 43 countries
The 1,139 new undergraduates were greeted by members of the Class of 1964 in a Matriculation ceremony on September 15. Pictured is Ron Schram '64, president of the Class of 1964, welcoming Kellie MacPhee '14 of Encinitas, Calif.

Read about the '14s.


CouncilFall for Dartmouth
Events this autumn include Big Green game days, talks by Football Head Coach Buddy Teevens '79, the Dartmouth night parade and bonfire on October 29, faculty lectures on hot topics, Alumni Career Networking @ Homecoming, and more.

Learn more at the Fall for Dartmouth website.


Quick links:
footballTrailing 20-9 at halftime, Dartmouth football comes back against Bucknell to win first game of the season
nanoNational Cancer Institute designates Dartmouth as a Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence with a $12.8 million grant
hcdsBoston Globe spotlights the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science
"A new master's degree program at Dartmouth College is intended to bring more of the business of safety, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency into medicine," writes reporter Karen Weintraub.
mcpeekMark McPeek, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, receives the prestigious 2010 President's Citation award
Last year's winner was Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma.
bafumiGovernment Professor Joseph Bafumi predicts results of November mid-term elections
Stay connected:
shakespeareHomecoming 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, Va., with a weekend of Shakespeare, scholarship, and Dartmouth camaraderie.
ARsiteDartmouth-Princeton football brunch November 20
Join President Kim and newly appointed Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy for a complimentary brunch before the final football game of the season at Princeton November 20.
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Last Updated: 10/22/10