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With applications for the Class of 2013 now tallied, Dartmouth has experienced yet another record-breaking year. The College received 18,093 applications, a nearly 9 percent increase from last year's record number, reports Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris '84. Early decision applications were also up 9 percent. Dartmouth accepted 401 students into the Class of 2013 through the early decision admissions program, and expects to admit about 1,800 more through regular decision. Approximately 1,095 students are expected to matriculate in September 2009.

Five students were honored with annual Dean of the College Service Awards last term: Jessica Guthrie '10, president of the voter registration and turnout drive Vote Clamantis; Frances Vernon '10, co-founder of Link Up, a program that pairs senior women with first-year women; and Jeremy Seidling '09, an avid advocate for club sports at Dartmouth. Co-winners Rebecca Poskin '09 and Myra Sack '10 founded Athletes United, a free, student-run recreational sports league for Upper Valley children. Associate Professor of Classics Paul Christesen '88 was also named the Linda '82 and Paul Gridley Faculty Fellow in recognition of his work with students outside of the classroom.

snowflakeThanks to a $750,000 gift from four former Dartmouth skiers and their families, the snowmaking system at the Dartmouth Skiway will improve substantially over the next two years. Sisters Denise Dupré, '80, Rosi Dupré Littlefield '82, Anni Dupré Santry '83, and Michele Dupré '88, and their families made the gift to recognize the achievements of their father, Herman K. Dupré, an inventor and entrepreneur in the snowmaking industry. The Skiway expects to save $50,000 to $75,000 a year in energy costs with the new equipment and to provide both better and more snow throughout the season.

Dartmouth rose this year from 11th to 10th in rank among small colleges and universities that produce Peace Corps volunteers. The annual listing from the Peace Corps recognizes the service of its 7,876 current volunteers. Dartmouth shares the number 10 spot with four other institutions, each of which have 18 volunteers currently serving. "Our ranking is evidence of the importance Dartmouth alumni place on international service and volunteerism," says Monica Wilson, of Dartmouth Career Services.

The Alumni Council invites alumni to suggest qualified candidates for the eight alumni-nominated seats on the Board of Trustees. Any alumnus or alumna may recommend an individual at any time online. Questions? Contact the Alumni Council. 

dentzerSusan Dentzer '77
 

Susan Dentzer '77 will be recognized with a Dartmouth College Alumni Award at a Dartmouth Club of Washington, D.C., reception on March 3. The award honors alumni who have demonstrated involvement in civic organizations, career achievement, and extraordinary service to Dartmouth.

Dentzer is editor-in-chief of the health policy journal Health Affairs, which is published by Project Hope. Her career as a health policy journalist includes 10 years as an on-air health correspondent for PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Dentzer is a member of Dartmouth Medical School's Board of Overseers. She served on the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees from 1993 to June 2004 and was the first woman to serve as its chair (2001-2004). She is a former trustee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a former member of the Dartmouth Alumni Council, and a longtime volunteer for the Dartmouth College Fund. Dentzer also serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council and the International Rescue Committee.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) gives Dartmouth a "green light" rating for free speech in its 2009 report. The group awards this rank when "FIRE finds no policies that seriously imperil speech." Only 8 of the 364 schools surveyed received a green-light rating; 270 (74.2%) received a red-light rating, 78 (21.4%) received a yellow-light rating, and 8 (2.2%) were left unranked. FIRE promoted Dartmouth to "green-light" from "red-light" in 2005.

Dartmouth Engineer, the magazine of Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Life were both recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its 2009 District I Communication Awards competition. CASE honored Dartmouth Life, edited by Laurel Stavis, with a silver medal in the newsletters/newspapers category. Dartmouth Engineer, edited by Karen Endicott, received a silver medal in the magazine (best overall) category.

 

 

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Last Updated: 1/19/10