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May 30, 2005 Issue

Volume XXIII, Issue 18

A growing legacy
As alumni stroll past Rollins Chapel during reunions, many will pause to take in the spectacular display of the yellowwood tree, drooping with scented blossoms and spreading welcome shade across the Rollins Chapel lawn.  This is "Mollie's Tree," and it was planted by  the class of 1950 16 years ago in honor of Mollie Hughes.

Gifts bolster residential experience
Dartmouth's commitment to provide one of the finest residential college experiences in the nation has been bolstered by significant gifts from three long-time benefactors. The Berry, Bildner, and Byrne families have each committed $6 million to name residence halls within the McLaughlin Residential Cluster, now under construction at Maynard and College Streets at the north end of campus.

"Transforming Medicine"
Trustees of Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) recently announced the largest fundraising campaign in the institutions' history, with a goal of $250 million.

President Wright named to NCAA task force
Dartmouth President James Wright has been appointed to a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) presidential task force that will study the future of college sports. In a statement, NCAA President Myles Brand said, "This is an important effort to discuss and address the next critical steps in shaping the future of intercollegiate athletics."

Journal jumps to the top
"We are really young," said The Dartmouth College Undergraduate Journal of Law (DCUJL) Editor-in-Chief Cortelyou Kenney '05. But at barely three years old, Kenney's publication has already joined the biggest names in the business.

The price of vulnerability
The Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) at Dartmouth launched a $3 million research program on May 16 that will help quantify the costs of cyber attacks and measure the effectiveness of current security tools and policies.

General Alan Thrasher to present officer commissions to ROTC candidates
Major General Alan Wayne "Bud" Thrasher, the Commanding General of U.S. Army Cadet Command, will be on hand to present Dartmouth's Army ROTC candidates Elizabeth Hunt '05 and Welton Chang '05 with officers' commissions on Sat., June 1.

"A balancing act"
"Direct-to-consumer drug advertising walks a communications tightrope," said Dartmouth linguistics expert Lewis Glinert. "It's a balancing act between disclosing both the risks and the benefits of prescription medications."

Geneticist wins Rosenstiel Award
On May 10, Victor Ambros, Professor of Genetics at Dartmouth Medical School, was awarded the 2005 Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research during a ceremony at Brandeis University.

Iraqi Kids Project
A student-run charity drive, sponsored by Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority and Dartmouth ROTC, is collecting items such as toy cars, clothing, crayons, shoes, hair brushes and soccer balls for children in Iraq.

Robinson, Zywicki elected alumni trustees
The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees elected Peter Robinson '79, a Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and Todd J. Zywicki '88, a Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University, as alumni trustees, following a vote by Dartmouth's alumni nominating them from a list of six candidates.

The long ride home
The cross-country fundraising trip started out during an afternoon spin with her dad. "I hadn't biked in ten years," said Elana Bannerman, '05, then in her first year at Dartmouth. "I nearly fell off the bike, so we kept to the back streets."

Research Awards
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $8 million during April, including $2.7 million in new and competing awards.

Women's lacrosse at NCAA semifinals
The winningest season in Dartmouth women's lacrosse history ended Fri., May 20, after an 8-4 loss to Northwestern in the NCAA semifinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Drawn from nature
The complete plant lithograph series of Ellsworth Kelly will be on view at the Hood Museum of Art from June 18 through Aug. 28.

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