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Presidential Search update

With their first face-to-face meetings on July 22 and 23, the members of Dartmouth's Presidential Search Committee have taken an important step in the search process for the College's 17th president. Composed of alumni, faculty members, and a student, the 14-member committee was appointed in June by Ed Haldeman '70, chair of the Board of Trustees.

Trustee Al Mulley '70, chair of the committee, said the group's agenda included personal introductions, a review of input from the Dartmouth community, discussing the role of the committee, and preparation of a leadership statement for Dartmouth's next president. Mulley noted that the group's significant challenge is "articulating the leadership statement in a way that captures the essence of Dartmouth's unique character." He added that the statement may be ready to be made public by the end of summer. Committee members plan to host meetings on and off campus in the early fall to gather additional feedback from the Dartmouth community.

Dartmouth in the news

New York Times cover

National news organizations have been taking note of Dartmouth this summer. The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times have covered Dartmouth's sustainability efforts, with the Monitor focusing on "green" campus facilities and the Times putting the now-famous Big Green Bus on the cover of its quarterly supplement, "Education Life". The Kaplan College Guide listed Dartmouth as one of the nation's 25 most environmentally responsible colleges. The Times and others have run profiles of Leah D. Daughtry '84, serving as chief executive for the Democratic National Convention this month, and Newsweek recently interviewed President James Wright about his involvement with the successful effort to modernize the GI Bill.

Women on the move

In the early 1980s, a meeting of women scientists from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Dartmouth Medical School didn't even fill a table. Today, Dartmouth has the highest percentage of female tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Ivy League (40 percent). Carol Folt, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, discusses the achievements of Dartmouth women and more in a speech available online.

The address was delivered at the "Celebrating 35 Years of Women at Dartmouth" events on campus (November 2007) and in San Francisco (May 2008).


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Last Updated: 8/19/08