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Dartmouth Coach will begin offering executive class motor coach service from Lebanon and Hanover to New York City and Stamford, Conn., beginning on March 2. Passengers will travel aboard a luxury coach equipped with a conference area, satellite radio, video screens, power outlets, and WiFi. There will be five round trips per week. The coach will depart Hanover and Lebanon by 6 a.m. and arrive at the Yale Club (adjacent to Grand Central Station) by 11 a.m. The return trip leaves New York City at 2 p.m. and arrives in the Upper Valley by 7 p.m.  On weekends, the service will departfrom the Upper Valley on Saturday morning and return from New York City on Sunday evening. Round-trip fare to New York City is $149. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Dartmouth's "wired" network will soon require users to register their computers and other devices before they can access the Internet. This change is being made to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 2004. The registration process will proceed building by building, starting on the north end of campus in early March. Users within each residence hall, administrative, or academic building will be notified as the deadline for their building approaches. The registration process involves opening any Web browser on the computer or device that uses the wired network. A registration screen will appear that requests users to:

  • Read the Computing Policy
  • Enter a unique identifier for the device
  • Enter the user's name and password (DND) information
  • Receive a "registration complete" notice

Users then wait two minutes for the network to reconnect their computer. Users who are already configured for Dartmouth Secure or who have a digital (PKI) certificate installed will not need to enter their Dartmouth Name Directory (DND) information during the registration process. For more details, click here.

johnsonEric Johnson of the I3P (Photo by Becky Hale)
On Feb. 18-one week after President Barack Obama ordered a review of national cyber security initiatives-Dartmouth's Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) delivered a report on research and development challenges in cyber security to U.S. Senators Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins, chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The report includes recommendations for advancing research in cyber security that can be implemented in the next 5 to 10 years. The I3P is a consortium of leading universities, national laboratories and nonprofit institutions managed by Dartmouth and dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States. Click here for more.

worldDartmouth has been ranked number eight among the best institutions for undergraduate study of international relations. The rating comes from an international survey conducted by the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, based at the College of William and Mary. The institute asked international relations faculty in 10 countries to identify "the five best colleges or universities in [each of the 10 countries] for undergraduate students to study International Relations." Of the 15 U.S. institutions recognized, Dartmouth was one of only two schools that do not offer graduate degrees in international relations.

brookswohlforthStephen Brooks and William Wohlforth (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
The United States can still reshape the world order, according to government Professors Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth. Their article, "Reshaping the World Order: How Washington Should Reform International Institutions" appears in the March/April 2009 issue of Foreign Affairs. In the piece, Brooks and Wohlforth argue that the United States remains an unambiguous global superpower that has the ability to reshape the global system. "Five years ago, pundits were saying that the U.S. was a huge, unchallenged empire," says Brooks. "Today, they are saying that America is in imminent danger of falling off the top rung. They were too optimistic before and too pessimistic now."

Click here to listen to a podcast with Brooks and Wohlforth.

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Last Updated: 2/28/09