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December 15, 2011 issue

December 15, 2011 issue, "11 stories from 2011"

Collage of photosYear in review: 11 stories from 2011
The team at Dartmouth Now (the College's online news source) took a look back at the hundreds of Dartmouth stories covered this year and picked some favorites. They include the Winter Carnival centennial; #1 finishes in spring sports; Conan O'Brien's Commencement address; and the openings of the Class of 1953 Commons and the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.

See the list and vote for your favorite on Dartmouth's Facebook page.


Greeting Card Season's greetings from Dartmouth!

Enjoy this slideshow of winter images, with music by the Dartmouth Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble.


VoxVoteNathaniel Fick '99, Richard H. Kimball '78, and Ben Wilson '73 are Trustee candidates
The Alumni Council has nominated one candidate for each of three open alumni-nominated trustee seats on the Board of Trustees. Balloting will take place online and by mail from March 14 through April 11, 2012.

Learn more about the candidates.


DigitalResearch on arsenic exposure and on photo retouching in the news
Recent Dartmouth studies—one on digitally altered photos (such as those on the left) and another on arsenic—have grabbed headlines, including from The New York Times—"Photoshopped or Not? A Tool to Tell," and from TIME —"Arsenic and Old Rice: Should We Worry About a Toxic Chemical in a Popular Food?"


Quick links:

Student studying abroadWith 60 percent of undergraduates participating, Dartmouth is among top institutions for study abroad

Tanner GlassThe NHL and Dartmouth: See a list of 17 alumni in professional hockey
At left is Tanner Glass '07, a left wing for the Winnipeg Jets.

McNutt HallThe Class of 2016 begins to take shape with 465 students accepted through early decision

Journal Science coverProfessors Duane Compton, Russell Hughes, Lee Lynd, Jason Moore, and George O'Toole elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

engineersDartmouth challenges engineering students to develop solutions to high-risk drinking

Alumni CouncilPhotos of the 203rd session of Alumni Council, December 1-3

Stay connected:
IndiaDartmouth Alumni Travel: Mystical India, beginning March 15, 2012
Travel the classic Golden Triangle with Associate Professor of Government Dirk Vandewalle and explore the cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and the Ranthambore Tiger Preserve.
Fenway rinkWomen's hockey plays at Boston's Fenway Park on January 10
The game against Providence will be the only women's college hockey game played there this season.

Last Updated: 1/18/12