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The Alumni Council Invites Trustee Candidate Nominations. The council's Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee seeks recommendations for two alumni-nominated seats on the Board of Trustees. Submit your suggestions until November 3, 2009, online, to, or by mail to: Dartmouth Office of Alumni Relations, 6068 Blunt Alumni Center, Hanover, NH 03755.


Matthew '09Matthew S. Alkaitis '09 (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Matthew S. Alkaitis '09, a biology major from Arnold, Md., received a prestigious Keasbey Scholarship in June, which he plans to use to study at Oxford University. "My research will focus on the neurological complications of severe malaria infection. I expect my studies to help me understand how I can eventually use my career to address important issues in global health," he says. Read more.


Go back to class this fall with Faculty Chalk Talk lectures, Saturday mornings before home football games. The one-hour lectures by award-winning Dartmouth professors begin September 19; all lectures are at 10 a.m. in Alumni Hall. Topics this fall include new technologies, brain science, politics, and America's role in the world. See the full schedule.

CorriganGlenda (right) and Fritz Corrigan '64 (Courtesy of Kent Pettit)
Through a $5.6 million gift from Glenda and Fritz Corrigan '64 and their family, Dartmouth will undertake a major initiative in undergraduate leadership education. The Corrigan family gift is a spendable 20-year commitment to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, the College's interdisciplinary center for social science and public policy. This academic year the gift will begin supporting two new initiatives: a course that lays the foundation in the theory and practice of leadership and the center's new nine-week Management and Leadership Development Program. Learn more.

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Sign up to be a part of the first all-Dartmouth hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) on Saturday, October 10, in honor of the centennial of the Dartmouth Outing Club. Dartmouth's attempt at covering the entire trail with point-to-point hikes-a feat no other organization has successfully completed-will be featured in the September 2009 issue of Backpacker magazine. Over 130 groups of alumni hikers from across the country have registered, and 20 percent of the hike is already reserved. Visit the DOC website to see the open sections on a map and register for the hike.

Denise M. Dupré '80 and William W. Helman IV '80 have joined the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. Dupré and Helman were elected charter trustees at the board's June meeting. They succeed Russell L. Carson ‘65 and Karen C. Francis ‘84, who have stepped down after ten and nine years on the board, respectively. Read more about the board's June actions.

1941 ambulanceA Dartmouth ambulance sent to England for the war effort, summer 1941. (Photo: Dartmouth College Library)
More than 100 interviews with members of the Dartmouth community who were on campus before, during, and following World War II-part of the Dartmouth College Library's ongoing "War Years" oral history project-are now available online. "We have approached this project with a sense of urgency," says Mary Donin, project editor/interviewer, noting that a number of the narrators have passed away since the interviews began in 2007. "One narrator died the evening following our interview," she says. "His daughter called me the next morning to tell us how happy she was that he had spent his last afternoon reminiscing about his time at Dartmouth and that his memories would be preserved for Dartmouth and for her family." The project was inspired in part by President Emeritus James Wright's recent outreach efforts to veterans. Visit the project website to listen to audio interviews, view photos and a historical film, and read letters from the period.

Last Updated: 7/24/18