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October 16 issue

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fireDartmouth Night and Homecoming is October 23-25

Join us as President Jim Yong Kim leads the Homecoming parade and delivers his first Dartmouth Night speech. Enjoy the bonfire, athletic contests (including football vs. Columbia, 1:30 p.m. on Saturday), a seminar on college admissions, faculty talks, mini-reunions, tailgating, exhibits, and more.

See the schedule of events.

View a 2008 video of Dartmouth Night and the bonfire construction.

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us newsThe Brothers Dartmouth: Matt '05, Garrett '11, Alex '13, and Sean '08 Nicholson

Dartmouth is a second family for these four brothers whose parents, Suzanne and Tom Nicholson '75, have both passed away. "I have some of my greatest friends around to look after my brothers," says Sean.

Read the story by Jim Bildner '75.
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towerMeet the 11 recipients of the 2009-2010 Alumni Awards

Jennifer Tudder Walus '97 of Villa Park, Ill., who was presented with a Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award, was among those recognized. "There's nothing more rewarding than giving part of yourself for a worthy cause," says Walus.

Read interviews with the recipients.

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hikePhil Lord '97 and Chris Miller '97 have a hit movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


Though they majored in government (Miller), and art history (Lord), the two discovered their passion for animation at Dartmouth. The two wrote and directed the film, which has received critical acclaim.

Read about Lord and Miller in The New York Times article, "Look Out, Flying Food!" and in The Dartmouth article, "With 'Cloudy,' alums. score box office sensation." (The Dartmouth is an independent entity.) In 1997, Miller was featured in a Dartmouth Life cover story.
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Quick links

bookDartmouth Outing Club's historic "AT in a Day" draws nearly 1,000 to the trail


Listen to Vermont Public Radio's story about Henry Merrill '39, and learn about the activity leading up to the hike.
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jernThe next faculty Chalk Talk is "Dynamite, Ghostwriters, and Zen" on October 24


Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Chris Jernstedt will speak on the mysteries of the brain.


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billMore than 275 alumni volunteers visit campus for Class Officers Weekend




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nelsonDeadline for Dartmouth trustee recommendations is November 3





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kapThe science of sustainability: Anne Kapuscinski is the holder of Dartmouth's first endowed chair in this emerging field




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coralFollowing an overtime win at Yale, men's soccer (7-2-1, 2-0 Ivy) is ranked #17 in the country





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raunerCutting-edge archives: The blog of Rauner Special Collections Library





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volStudents volunteer for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Lyme, N.H.


The episode is expected to air on ABC in late November.


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raunerGreenNews: Alumni in the news


Julia Plevin '09 (pictured) writes about living in Hanoi (Huffington Post); Matt Biberman '88 talks about Big Sid's Vincati on Jay Leno's Garage; Robert Lappin '43 donates $5 million to restore the retirement savings of employees (Boston Globe); John Kitzhaber '69 is running for a third term as governor of Oregon (Register-Guard); and Clemson Page '67 writes a novel about coal miners (Reading Eagle).

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Stay connected

tanThe world is waiting: Dartmouth Alumni Travel

Make plans now to explore the Treasures of Jordan with Roger Ulrich '77, classics professor and chair; experience Argentina and Chile with Evita Peron expert Marysa Navarro-Aranguren, professor of history; or learn about Tanzania: Traditional and Modern Women with Carol Folt, dean of the faculty.

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tanAll the latest: Alumni Relations on Twitter





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Last Updated: 11/20/09