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December 16, 2009 issue


Top stories:

fernandezAssistant Secretary Jose Fernandez '77 is the latest Dartmouth graduate to join executive branch
A Dartmouth Trustee since 2002, Fernandez was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs on December 1. In his September statement to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Fernandez said that Dartmouth educators "convinced me that a career in international law was not beyond my reach."

Learn more about the appointment
, and see a list of other Dartmouth alumni serving in President Barack Obama's administration. Did we miss someone? Let us know.


wc vid"Got our love to keep us warm"
Happy holidays from the Alumni Relations Office! Enjoy this video of 2009 Winter Carnival, filmed by Laura Romain '09 and Andrew Zabel '09.

Watch the video.


kondhallMorton Kondracke '60 and John Replogle '88 are Trustee candidates
A national journalist for 40 years, Kondracke (left) is executive editor at Roll Call and a commentator on Fox News. Replogle (right) is CEO of the personal care company Burt's Bees. The Alumni Council nominated one candidate for each open alumni-nominated seat on the Board of Trustees.

Learn more about Kondracke and Replogle on the Vox the Vote website. The site also includes information on how to nominate trustee candidates by petition, which will be accepted until February 4, 2010. Balloting begins March 10.


avnerPresident Kim's presentation on Dartmouth's finances, report on the endowment
In a December 1 presentation, President Jim Yong Kim highlighted Dartmouth's aspirations, such as global leadership in teaching, while stressing the need to reduce expenses and raise revenues. "This is not simply a budget cutting exercise," he said.

View the presentation or see the slides with edited remarks.

Also, read the Dartmouth College Endowment Report 2009, which was released December 9 by Dartmouth's Investment Office and Trustee Stephen Mandel '78.


copThe Copenhagen conference and Dartmouth
From the participation of Todd Stern '73, the State Department's special envoy on climate change, to the contributions of Drew Jones '90 and Beth Sawin '88, who helped develop a leading climate change simulator, individuals from Dartmouth are playing influential roles in the Copenhagen talks.

Learn more and read updates from the summit on Jones and Sawin's blog.

See a video of Professor of Biological Sciences David Peart leading a class through a simulated United Nations Climate Summit.


Quick links:

adCollege admits 461 students into the Class of 2014 through early decision
Eighty-three sons and daughters of alumni are among those admitted. The deadline for regular decision applications is January 1.

admissionsNew York Times blog cites Dartmouth's response to admissions communications from applicants, parents
The blog is written by Jacques Steinberg '88.

abroadDartmouth's Elliott Fisher, Ira Byock discuss end-of-life care on 60 Minutes

fireZak Kaufman '08 is a 2010 Marshall Scholar

samwickA baseball story: ESPN showcases Josh Faiola '06, pitcher for the Lake Erie Crushers

adMen's hockey defeats Harvard in Cambridge

kipABC show focuses on 10-year old founder of "Be Positive" campaign for Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
Members of the Dartmouth community, including the men's hockey team (see photos), appear in the episode.

docWoodsmoke: A special Dartmouth Outing Club Centennial edition of student writing and photos

Stay connected:

olympicsRegister for the February 18, 2010, reception in Vancouver to celebrate Dartmouth's connection to the Winter Olympics

tanzaniaGive the gift of travel
Get a personalized gift card to announce the perfect present—a trip with Dartmouth Alumni Travel. Destinations in 2011 include the Great Lakes, Tuscany, Georgia and Armenia, and China.

kapSee more video, audio, and slideshows at the Alumni Relations website


Last Updated: 4/2/10