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October 22, 2010

Top stories:

homecomingVisit campus for Dartmouth Night and Homecoming
Thousands of alumni and students will gather at Dartmouth on October 29 and 30 for the annual parade and bonfire, the Dartmouth-Harvard football game, lectures and workshops, alumni tailgating, hospitality tents, and more. View a highlights video from last year's Homecoming.

See the schedule for 2010 Homecoming.

bandFootball (3-2) faces Columbia October 23
Can't make it to the games? Sign up for the Big Green Insider to view the action live. (The homecoming game against Harvard will also be broadcast on the New England Sports Network.)

Read about Dartmouth's win against Holy Cross on October 16, and see video highlights.


Prasad JayantiJames LaBelleNina PavcnikAndrew Samwick

Four faculty members appointed to inaugural endowed chairs
Dartmouth has announced four new chairs in the arts and sciences. Pictured above, from left: Prasad Jayanti, the James Frank Family Professor; James LaBelle, the Lois L. Rodgers Professor; Nina Pavcnik, the Niehaus Family Professor in International Studies; and Andrew Samwick, the Sandra and Arthur Irving A'72, P'10 Professor of Economics.

Read about the holders of the new professorships and the nine additional faculty members appointed to existing endowed chairs.


Fitness Center$9 million gift commitment names fitness center in honor of Charles J. Zimmerman '23, Tuck '24
The anonymous gift will name Dartmouth's fitness center, which opened in 2006 and is the largest contiguous fitness facility in the Ivy League. Charles J. Zimmerman was a member of the Dartmouth Class of 1923, Tuck School of Business 1924, and a former chair of the College's Board of Trustees.

Read about the Zimmerman Fitness Center.


Quick links:
irwinProfessor of Economics Douglas Irwin writes about protectionist measures and international trade in "Goodbye, Free Trade?" (Wall Street Journal)
rugby playersGenerations of Dartmouth rugby players celebrate the club's 60th anniversary and unveil new "1959 California Tour" scoreboard
Read more about the event.
Al MulleyAl Mulley '70 named director of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science
Reed Annette GordonHistorian Annette-Gordon Reed '81 awarded MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant"
class officersNearly 100 volunteers from 70 classes gather for 2010 Class Officers Weekend
Boston Globe logoDartmouth professors Dan Rockmore and Marcelo Gleiser to create "on-ramp into science" for adults in rural communities (Boston Globe)
Pam PeedinPam Peedin '89, Tuck '98 is College's new Chief Investment Officer
StellaHood Museum of Art marks 25th anniversary with major exhibition of "Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons"
Jarrett MathisJarrett Mathis '09 and his mission to combat use of the N-word among youths featured in CNN video
Dartmouth HallReaccreditation evaluation team to visit campus in November
Stay connected:
shakespeareAntiquities of the Nile Valley and the Red Sea, January 12-22, 2011
Stand face to face with the Sphinx in the shadow of Giza's pyramids and walk in the footsteps of Ramses II in ancient Thebes. This is the second departure added due to popular demand.

Last Updated: 11/17/10