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October 18, 2012 issue

Scientific stars and international collaboration

Carol Folt and Qi Dong30-Year Partnership Between Dartmouth and Beijing Normal University Honored
President Carol Folt led a Dartmouth delegation to Asia, where the group commemorated a three-decade partnership with a Chinese university and visited schools in China, Japan, and Korea to extend international university collaborations.

E.E. Just Symposium Science Stars Head to Dartmouth for the E.E. Just Symposium
Eminent physicists, astronomers, and others discussed the state of their scholarly and experimental work at a September conference featuring standing-room-only sessions.

Photographic CameraEndowment Yields 5.8 Percent Return in Fiscal 2012
Dartmouth's endowment investment return of 5.8 percent for the 2012 fiscal year top the returns of the six Ivy League schools that have announced their 2012 figures.

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U.S. NewsU.S. News: Dartmouth Among 10 Colleges With Highest Freshman Retention Rates
Dartmouth has the nation's fourth-highest freshman retention rate on the U.S. News and World Report "Freshman Retention Rates" list.

Tench CoxeNew Tuck Professorship to Address Social Goals
Tench Coxe '80 has committed $5 million to create a new professorship focused on bringing the tools of scientific management to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.

Alex SteinAlumna Competes at London 2012 Paralympics
It's not every day that you get cheered on by 10,000 spectators. But that's the experience Alex Stein '06 had as a coxswain for the U.S. rowing team, competing in the London 2012 Paralympics.

Dartmouth shieldFormer Trustees to Alumni: Dartmouth Consistently Diligent on Investments
Dartmouth has always taken great care and diligence in overseeing its endowment, two former trustees told alumni leaders. Their communication follows a decision from the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General finding no merit in anonymous allegations regarding how Dartmouth invests its endowment.

Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy LongTwo Paths Through Dartmouth Meet in a U.S. Senate Race
Two women running against each other for the United States Senate in New York have vastly different political views and world views, reports The New York Times, but the same alma mater: Dartmouth. The two, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand '88 and challenger Wendy E. Long '82, entered Dartmouth in the years after the institution's contentious introduction of coeducation.

Terry PlankAlumna Terry Plank '85 Named MacArthur Fellow
Dartmouth alumna Terry Plank '85 has been named one of 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2012. She is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.

Stay Connected:
Homecoming bonfireDartmouth Night and Homecoming
Join us October 26-27 for the parade, bonfire, athletic contests, lectures, hospitality tents, campus tours, and more.
iDartmouth app iconiDartmouth: Get Green to Go
Coming back to campus? Download the alumni mobile app and view schedules, a campus map, news, event updates, photo sharing, and local restaurant reviews.
southern FranceFlavors of Provence
Immerse yourself in the culture, climate, and cuisine of southern France this spring with English professor Barbara Will, April 20-28, 2013.
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