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Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer ’77 (Photo courtesy of Susan Dentzer ’77

John Rich

John Rich ’80 (Photo courtesy of John Rich ’80)

Former Trustee Susan Dentzer ’77, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and Trustee John Rich ’80, professor and chair of the department of health management and policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health, have both been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). One of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, IOM membership recognizes outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Dentzer served on the Board of Trustees from 1993 to 2004, and as chair from 2001 to 2004. John Rich joined the board in 2008. Dentzer and Rich join nine other IOM members from Dartmouth (total membership is 1,778). Click here to learn more.

burgamyDGALA Reunion co-chair Sarah Burgamy ’00. (Photo by Tilman Dette ’10)

More than 200 people, including 115 alumni, attended the 25th anniversary reunion of DGALA , the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association, held in Hanover from October 30 through November 1. Garrett Hornsby ’87, who co-chaired the event with Sarah Burgamy ’00, says that, “We wanted to recognize the positive evolution of Dartmouth in the past 25 years and reflect on our role in influencing the way the College addresses LGBTQA issues.” The weekend included a reception with President Jim Yong Kim; a talk on the history of LGBTQA students at Dartmouth with Allen Drexel ’91 and Michael Guzman ’06; a forum on faith and sexuality with the Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson; a presentation by Janet Jakobsen ’81, director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women; and a lecture on Oscar Wilde by Peter Saccio, the Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies emeritus.


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Maria Laskaris ’84 (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Dartmouth is ranked ninth among private universities on the list of “100 Best Values in Private Colleges 2009–10,” released November 4 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The ratings considered both academic quality and affordability—with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total. “Strange as it may seem to call a school that charges, say, $50,000 a year a good value, many of our top-ranked institutions give enough aid—often in the form of grants—to bring the average price to as little as half or less of the sticker price,” wrote Kiplinger’s. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris ’84 says that, “Dartmouth is committed to admitting the best students regardless of their ability to pay, and making their educations affordable by meeting their full demonstrated need.” About half of undergraduates receive need-based financial aid from Dartmouth.


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The Winter Olympics snow sculpture at Winter Carnival, 1980. (Photo Dartmouth College Library)

Celebrate Dartmouth’s history with the Winter Olympics at a reception for Dartmouth Olympians, alumni, and friends on February 18 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Office of Alumni Relations will host the festivities at the generously donated downtown law offices of Bull, Housser and Tupper from 6 to 8 p.m. All alumni will receive an email invitation in November. Click here to register.


Last Updated: 11/19/09