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December 22, 2008


wrightCollege Board and President Wright announce "Coming to our Senses" report

President Wright and the College Board recently presented a 10-part agenda detailing what the United States must do to regain its global competitive edge in education. The report outlines a national goal of ensuring that at least 55 percent of Americans hold a postsecondary credential by 2025.

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rudolphStory of Rudolph, created by Robert May '26, still shines bright

Martha May says her father "never would have imagined that it would be what it is today," in this interview with Chicago's WGN television. Learn about the collection of Rudolph materials in Rauner Special Collections Library.

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shieldDartmouth budget update

The worldwide economic crisis has touched Dartmouth. The College is developing a plan to bring expenses in line with reduced revenues. Listen to a podcast with Dartmouth's Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Adam Keller. For regular updates on the budget, visit the Finance and Administration website.

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clockLawsuit filed against Dartmouth

Another lawsuit challenging the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees' September 2007 decision to expand the Board was filed in Grafton County (NH) Superior Court on Nov. 18, 2008.

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councilAlumni Council holds 197th session, endorses constitutional amendment

Among many agenda items, the Alumni Council condemned a new lawsuit filed by seven alumni, and recommended changes to the Association of Alumni constitution (to be voted on this spring). Al Mulley '70, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, presented an update on the search.

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dhallDartmouth admits 401 students through early decision

A total of 1,550 early decision applications were received, an increase of 9 percent over last year and the most ever. Sixty-two sons and daughters of alumni were among the 401 applicants accepted. In other admissions news, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recognized the large proportion of African-Americans in the Class of 2012.

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spainDartmouth celebrates 50 years of study abroad

In 2006/2007, 64 percent of Dartmouth students studied abroad—the highest rate by far in the Ivy League. The December issue of Dartmouth Life features numerous stories on Off-Campus Programs, including a first-hand look at homestays in South Africa and Spain.

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adrianStudy abroad: Video from England, Spain, and South Africa

Adrian Garcia '10 works to find his "state of neutral" at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; a Conversation Class in Barcelona; and Zoe Shtasel-Gottlieb '10 at the University of Pretoria.

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shantiShanti organizes remembrance of Mumbai attacks

Shanti, a Hindu student organization at Dartmouth, held a gathering titled "Vasudaika Kutumbam," (one global family) to remember the victims of the Mumbai attacks and to offer a Shanti Puja (prayer for peace).

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geithnerTimothy Geithner '83 is next Treasury Secretary

Timothy F. Geithner '83, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has been nominated by President-elect Barack Obama to be the country's next Secretary of the Treasury. Geithner would succeed Henry Paulson '68, who has served in the role since July 2006. Paulson was recently featured as a Runner-Up for Time magazine's Person of the Year.

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soccerNCAA Championship: men's soccer defeats Boston College in double-overtime

Dartmouth defeated Boston College on penalty kicks in a thrilling victory on Nov. 26, then fell to Wake Forest (20-1-1) in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Dartmouth ends its impressive 2008 season with an 11-6-2 (5-1-1 Ivy) record, including their eighth Ivy League Championship.

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trueAudio interview with Ben True '08, All-American in three sports

Running Times magazine talks with Ben True '08 about what it's like to train year-round (and excel) in cross-country skiing, cross-country running, and outdoor track. Dartmouth Life also features a story on True: "From 'Athlete's Worst Nightmare' to Victory."

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ddeThe Arts

As part of the Random Acts of Art program, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble performs at the Baker-Berry Library. (video)
Students recently wrote and performed three plays in 24 hours for the intense Wired project.

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guideDartmouth College: The Campus Guide

Author Scott Meacham '95 weaves Dartmouth's history into the book's eight guided walks, with photos by College Photographer Joe Mehling '69. The book is available for purchase ($24.95) online through Dartmouth Athletics' Big Green Store.

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wrightDartmouth on Location: private viewing of King Tut

Join Professor of Religion Susan Ackerman '80 and other alumni for "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" in Atlanta on Jan. 17 or in Dallas on Jan. 23.

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vailLooking ahead: Alumni Association election voting begins March 25

The Dartmouth Association of Alumni will hold its annual Executive Committee election from March 25 through May 6, 2009.

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Last Updated: 3/16/09