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Although the task force investigating a replacement for BlitzMail had originally planned to implement a pilot version of a new e-mail system this Fall term, the group is now in a "holding pattern," awaiting approval from College President Jim Yong Kim, according to David Gelhar '84, a Dartmouth software engineer and member of the College's Task Force on E-mail and Technology. The task force recommended to the Council on Computing last spring that Google's Gmail replace Blitzmail as the College's e-mail client, rather than Microsoft's Life@edu.
The Class of 1959 has spent four years getting to know the members of the Class of 2009 even providing funding so that some of them could attend Dartmouth. On Sunday, members of the Class of 1959 will witness the graduating seniors taking the same walk across the Green that they themselves took fifty years ago.
Harvard University professor Paul Farmer was tapped to succeed Dartmouth President-elect Jim Yong Kim as chair of the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School on Wednesday. Farmer, however, is still being considered for an unspecified senior position in the Obama administration, according to The Boston Globe. HMS Dean Jeffrey Flier said in the announcement that Farmer will take a leave of absence from the medical school if he is offered the administration position. Farmer will assume his new position at Harvard on July 1, the same day that Kim begins his tenure at the College. Kim and Farmer co-founded the global health organization Partners in Health.
An unidentified "college-aged" male was shot in Kirkland House at Harvard University shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, The Harvard Crimson reported. A Harvard School of Dental Medicine student found the victim bleeding but conscious, and authorities transported him to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Witnesses said they heard three sounds similar to gunshots, and one female said she later found bullet casings in the building, The Crimson reported. House Master Tom Conley told the police that two to three suspects fled the scene at the time of the shooting, according to The Crimson.
Although Green Key Weekend usually brings fewer visitors to the Upper Valley than Winter Carnival and Homecoming weekends, local restaurants and shops will likely see more customers over the weekend because of the influx of returning alumni, according to local business owners.
Gabrielle Ramaiah '10, a native of Houston, Texas, was one of 21 college juniors to win the a Beinecke Scholarship, according to a Dartmouth press release. Nominees were considered from more than 100 undergraduate institutions, according to the program's web site. Ramaiah will receive $4,000 prior to beginning graduate school, and then will be awarded $30,000 over the course of her graduate education. Jodi Guinn '09 was awarded the scholarship last year. The Beinecke scholarship was created by the Board of Directors at The Sperry and Hutchinson Company in 1971 to support students as they begin their graduate school education.
"It is an Afghan tradition to have sweets and tea ready for company," Fluri said, explaining that she often benefited from such hospitality during the time she spent doing research in Afghanistan.
Harvard University plans to delay construction of a new science complex in Allston, Mass., in light of its endowment losses, the university announced last week. The science complex was planned to be completed and open for use by 2011. The development was also to include athletic facilities and university-owned stores. Harvard had promised to give the Allston community $25 million in community projects, including parks and an educational center for Harvard students to mentor local children and for remedial adult education, according to The Globe.
With the fervor of Winter Carnival once again descending upon campus, students might forget that this weekend also marks the 10th anniversary of the Student Life Initiative -- a policy whose release dampened the 1999 Winter Carnival festivities with student protests, confusion and disappointment.
Student Assembly's Diversity and Community Affairs Committee has introduced an Inter-Community Development Fund, which aims to facilitate greater interaction among student groups, according to a Jan. 28 e-mail from the Assembly and Raymond Rodriguez '09, a member of the committee and the initiative's organizer. The fund seeks to create a more cohesive student body by helping groups plan events together, Rodriguez said. This initiative was developed partly in response to student frustration with the perceived insufficiency of College event funding, Rodriguez said. The Assembly has allotted $2,000 to the program as a pilot initiative, but the budget will be adjusted based on student response. There have already been requests for information and event suggestions, although no events have been organized to date, Rodriguez said.
Dartmouth President James Wright received the lowest compensation of any Ivy League president, earning $569,761 for the 2006-2007 school year, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education survey released Monday. Wright's salary does, however, make him the highest paid private college president in New Hampshire, The Nashua Telegraph reported. The average Ivy League president made just under $900,000 that year, according to the survey. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger was the highest paid president in the Ivy League with a total compensation of $1,411,894 and Ohio State University President E. Gordon Lee was the highest paid president of a public research university, with a total compensation of $1,346,255. There are 82 presidents at non-Ivy League private institutions that make $500,000 or more a year, according to the Yale Daily News.
At the Millennium Summit in 2000, the U.N. outlined eight major goals to be completed by 2015, including ending poverty and hunger, promoting universal education, combating HIV and AIDS and promoting environmental sustainability.
The large crowds and chaotic events of Homecoming weekend combined with excess drinking, make it important for students and visitors to be cautious during their weekend celebrations, according to Mark Reed, director of counseling and health resources at Dick's House.
Two men responsible for the sexual assault and eventual death of Nicole Redhorse '95 in 2007 were sentenced to 48 years to life in prison Tuesday, according to the The Durango Herald, a newspaper in Durango, Colo. Carlton Yazzie and Harold Nakai were two of the three men found responsible for the assault and death. The third attacker, Derrick Nelson Bagaye, was given the same sentence in May 2008. Nakai, who was said to be in a relationship with Redhorse at the time of her death, received an additional three years imprisonment for negligent homicide. The men assaulted Redhorse at the Spanish Trails Inn and Suites in Durango on July 6 and 7, 2007. Nakai and Bagaye said they gave her a large amount of alcohol so they could rape her, according to The Farmington Daily Times' report on the arrest affidavit. District Judge Jeffrey Wilson accused Nakai of allowing his friends to assault Redhorse and not actively seeking help for her injuries, The Durango Herald reported yesterday.
In the fall of his sophomore year, Jesse Victor '09 pledged the Greek organization he had felt the strongest connection to as a freshman, Alpha Delta fraternity. He soon realized, however, that AD was not the right fit for him and dropped out of the pledge process.