Major gift establishes Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park
In a season when Dartmouth baseball was ranked first in the region comes more good news. A $5.2 million gift from Mike and Cindy Ginn Biondi, Classes of 1979 and 1980, respectively, will support major renovations to Red Rolfe Field and a new ballpark. The field will be ready for practice this fall. The ballpark will fulfill a vision Mike had several years ago. A self-described baseball fanatic who covered first base for the varsity team while at Dartmouth, Mike died tragically of sudden cardiac arrest last November 12. The conceptual plans for the new ballpark were finalized just before he passed away.
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Engineering Student Battles Fake Drug Trade
Ashifi Gogo, Ph.D. candidate at Thayer School of Engineering, recently completed the first trial of a cell phone-based drug authentication service in Ghana, West Africa. The trial was implemented by mPedigree-an organization co-founded by Gogo to establish drug supply chain protection systems for the developing world. mPedigree aims to fight the production and sales of counterfeit drugs by initiating similar trials of this new technology in all 48 sub-Saharan African countries in the next 10 years.
Class of 2008 Makes Record-Breaking Gift
They attained the highest participation rate for class giving in recent memory, with 92.5 percent contributing to their Senior Class Gift. Fifteen coed, fraternity, and sorority organizations reached 100 percent participation. This year's class gift will create 15 Dartmouth College Fund scholarships, and student donors will be invited back to campus in September to meet the scholarship recipients from the Class of 2012. At Class Day, the '08s received a new challenge. With a gift of $2,058 as seed money, the Class of 1958 challenged the '08s to surpass the value of the '58's 50th reunion gift-which stood at $3,585,858.58 as of Class Day-in 50 years' time.
Study to test security on Dartmouth's wireless networks
A team of Dartmouth researchers is preparing to launch a project that examines the campus wireless computer traffic in an effort to learn how the network is used and how to best maintain its security. The project is called the Dartmouth Internet Security Testbed, or DIST. David Kotz, professor of computer science, is the principal investigator and is working closely with Peter Kiewit Computing Services.
First director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric Appointed
University of Maine Professor Christiane Donahue has been appointed to serve as the inaugural director of the new Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth. Josh Compton from Southwest Baptist University has also been appointed a lecturer in speech and rhetoric for the institute.
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Last Updated: 12/17/08