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September 25, 2008

NEWS:

wrightCONVOCATION OPENS COLLEGE'S 239th YEAR.
Speaking on the topic of leadership, President James Wright referenced the South African concept of "ubuntu." Wright said, "Such understanding of shared engagement in common causes lies at the root of the leadership needed today, for it brings with it humility, a fundamental respect for others, and a deep sense of responsibility that motivates action." Keynote speaker Tommy Clark '92 DMS '01 advised first-years to find "where your talent lies," while Molly Bode '09 urged students to "leave room for the unexpected."

paulson PAULSON '68, BERNANKE, GEITHNER '83 FORGE A COMMITTEE OF THREE.
A Sept. 19 Washington Post article highlights the partnership between two Dartmouth alumni and the Federal Reserve Chairman that formed during the financial turmoil. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson '68 also appears on the cover of the current issue of Newsweek.

flanagan FIRST CHAIR OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES APPOINTED.
Editor of the book, "re: skin," Professor of Film and Media Studies Mary Flanagan (who has Star Wars figures on her web page) asks if video games can incorporate some human values. Article from Nashua Telegraph. Read about Flanagan and other new members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Vox.

saltyVIDEO: SALTY DOG RAG.
From the steps of Robinson Hall, watch DOC's H-Croo teach incoming students the dance steps to Red Foley's classic song. Also view Moosilauke hiking photos taken by Trip Leader Taylor Dryman '09.

forumGEORGE MITCHELL TO OPEN "CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION" SERIES.
The former senator and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom will discuss his work to end hostilities in Northern Ireland at an event that kicks off a College-wide series.

ShondaSHONDA RHIMES '91 REFLECTS ON DARTMOUTH.
"I was a bookworm for the subjects I loved, and I was definitely a slacker the rest of the time," says Rhimes in the U.S. News and World Report's "Celebrity College Flashback." Rhimes is the creator of the television show Grey's Anatomy.

canadagoldFORMER SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WRITER BROOKS CLARK '78 SPEAKS WITH DARTMOUTH'S OLYMPIC GOLD WINNER.
Dominic Seiterle '98 says of his training, "It's teaching your body that no matter what injury you've got here or there, you're nowhere close to death, and you can give a little more."

paddleALUMNUS PADDLES ACROSS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
Paul Heintz '06 writes about his 740-mile canoe trip in an article for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

STAY CONNECTED:

foltSPOTLIGHT ON THE CLASSROOM.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Carol Folt and Professor of Economics Bruce Sacerdote '90 continue the regional discussion series with visits to Minneapolis on Nov. 18 and Chicago on Nov. 19.

sign IN A 7-DAY JOURNAL, JIM HAMILTON '65 DOCUMENTS WHAT IT TAKES TO RESTORE A MONTANA DUDE RANCH.
Hamilton and other Dartmouth alumni joined a volunteer service trip through the Alumni Continuing Education program (ACE). View additional photos by Benjamin Bostick, associate professor of earth sciences.

bonfireHOMECOMING OCT. 17 - 19.
Events include Navigating College Admissions: A Workshop for Alumni and a lecture by Dean Lacy, professor of government, about the book, "The Wisdom of Crowds."

lwala SONS OF LWALA FILM PREMIERE.
Award-winning documentary about Milton Ochieng '04 and Fred Ochieng '05 premieres at Dartmouth Oct. 25.

zip ZIPCARS TO BECOME AVAILABLE IN HANOVER.
Soon two Toyota Prius hybrid cars will be on campus through the Zipcar program, part of Dartmouth's initiative to ease employees' commute.

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