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October 20, 2011 issue

"Photos, coverage of presidential debate at Dartmouth"

Students at DebateSpotlight on Dartmouth for the October 11 Republican presidential debate
The political pageant that came to campus provided students, faculty, and staff with a firsthand glimpse of democracy in action. Sponsored by Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and WBIN-TV, the debate hosted by Dartmouth "managed to elevate the discussion," according to NPR. (Pictured are students at the debate Watch Party.) "It's really promoted a dialogue on campus," said Joseph Sing '14 of the debate.

See photos and read this collection of stories posted on a live blog as events unfolded.

Also, check out some images of Dartmouth presidential debates in the past 27 years.


Students Dartmouth panelists set the stage for the debate
With a lighthearted tone, a Dartmouth group of experts took on serious issues during the panel, "Leading Voices: What's at Stake in the Republican Debate?," which was held just prior to the debate. Participants included Morton Kondracke '60 (Roll Call), David Shribman '76 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Joseph Rago '05 (pictured, Wall Street Journal), Professor of Government Linda Fowler, and Tuck Associate Dean Matthew Slaughter.

Watch the panel, which was also broadcast live on the Big Think website.

During his visit, Rago, a 2011 Pulitzer Prize recipient, talked on video about the importance of his Dartmouth education.


Dartmouth AiresDartmouth Aires "rocking it" on NBC's "The Sing-Off"
The 15 members of the Aires, the College's oldest a cappella group, have belted out four songs on the NBC show, which draws about 4.5 million viewers per episode. "You guys rocked it," said judge Ben Folds in response to the Aires' rendition of "Pinball Wizard", by The Who.

Watch videos of their four performances, and see this Jessica Chen '12 interview with Aires members.


Quick links:

footballHighlight video: A look back at Leading Voices, the summer course and lecture series inspired by Great Issues

President Kim and Dr LeePresident Jim Yong Kim and Dr. Younsook Lim attend White House state dinner for Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak

The EconomistThe Economist ranks Tuck School of Business #1 in the world for MBA program

CaseyIn Rwanda and Tanzania, engineering students use sustainable technology to generate electricity and improve air quality

AlumniAlumni gather in Hanover for Class Officers Weekend; President Kim commends Class of 1942's military service

RipleyOne of Dartmouth's most dedicated alumni, Harold Ripley, Class of 1929, dies at age 104

James WeinsteinJames Weinstein, president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

RugbyDominant men's rugby (6-0 Ivy) faces Harvard this Homecoming weekend
Visit Dartmouth sports for more schedules and scores.

Frost PlaceDartmouth to support Poet in Residence program at former home of Robert Frost, Class of 1896

Stay connected:
iPhoneGet the new iDartmouth Homecoming app
Homecoming Weekend begins today, October 21, with Dartmouth Night. See a schedule.
BiltmoreDartmouth on Location: Visit the Biltmore estate, explore the Golden Age of King Tut
This fall enjoy exclusive access to the Biltmore estate in North Carolina (November 5, 6) with professor Marlene Heck and explore the Golden Age of King Tut in Houston (December 11) with professor Susan Ackerman.
CubaDartmouth in Cuba
Join this specially arranged Dartmouth Alumni Travel program and get an insider's view of Havana, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos. The trip departs February 5, 2012.

Last Updated: 11/16/11