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Donation benefits computing research

Following a competitive review process, Cisco Systems, a computer networking supply company, has donated more than $200,000 of network equipment to the College. More than 20 donated items will be used in Dartmouth's efforts in network security-related research and scholarship. The equipment will be used by faculty, students, and staff working with the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society; Peter Kiewit Computing Services; and the Department of Computer Science. "Cisco has supported and partnered with Dartmouth for some time," says Martin Wybourne, vice provost for research. "They have worked with us on many research initiatives, helping keep our network on the leading edge." 

Floren Varsity House wins LEED Certification, Architecture Award

Dartmouth's Floren Varsity House has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for environmental sustainability, winning Leadership in Energy and Environmental  (LEED) 2.2 Silver Certification. The LEED Green Building Rating System awards credits for meeting specified green building criteria. Other Dartmouth facilities to previously receive LEED certifications include Kemeny Hall and the Haldeman Center (silver) and the McLaughlin Cluster, McLane, and Fahey residence halls (gold). Additionally, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the architectural firm that designed Floren, recently won the Design Award of Honor from the Society of American Registered Architects for its work on the building. Read more.

Dupré  family gift benefits Dartmouth Skiway

 

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Herman Dupré and his wife Sis McSwigan have nine daughters-all avid skiers. From left: Heidi, Rosi '82, Jan, Anni '83, Gretl, Michele '88, Sis, Denise '80, Renee, Heidi (granddaughter), Laura, and Herman (Photo courtesy Dupré family).
This winter the Dartmouth Skiway is substantially improving its snowmaking production and energy efficiency with a $750,000 gift from four former Dartmouth skiers and their families. The gift from sisters Denise Dupré '80, Rosi Dupré Littlefield '82, Anni Dupré Santry '83, and Michele Dupré '88, and their families recognizes the achievements of the Duprés' father, Herman K. Dupré, an internationally known inventor and entrepreneur in the snowmaking industry. This gift will enable Dartmouth to greatly improve its snowmaking system over the next two years while saving $50,000 to $75,000 a year in energy costs. Read more

 

Introduction to Entrepreneurship mini-course offered by Tuck School

The Tuck School and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network offer members of the Dartmouth community a mini-course that addresses the fundamentals of launching a successful new business. The course is open, at no cost, to anyone eligible for a dartmouth.edu, hitchcock.org, or dartmouth.alum.org email address. It will be held on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the Tuck School, Jan. 7 through March 3. To register or for information, click here for Tuck students; chick here for Thayer students; click here for Dartmouth students and others.

Dartalert emergency notification test successful

The first test of the DartAlert emergency notification system was successfully executed in November via email and telephone campus-wide. The steering committee encouraged feedback and received numerous emails with suggestions on ways to make DartAlert more effective. The committee is preparing a second phase that will allow the Dartmouth community to receive notifications via other electronic methods. Click here to read updates.

 

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Last Updated: 1/4/09