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I really like tradition. Traditions like the Class of 1879 Trumpeters, who announced the beginning of today's Commencement Exercises from the top of Baker Tower. Traditions like the Lodge Crew show at Moosilauke Lodge, and its accompanying breakfast of green eggs and ham. Traditions like the Homecoming bonfire, and running around the base, in our case, 107 times. Traditions like Tubestock, which we all liked, and which made for some pretty unbelievable stories.
Despite the shock and dismay expressed by many College officials, the drowning of Tuck Bridge program participant Valentin Valkov last Friday is likely to have little impact on the activities of determined Connecticut River-goers.
Hoping to stay one step ahead of hackers and other threats to its computer network, the College's Computing Services department is investing millions of dollars in new security mechanisms to combat increased vulnerability.
Starting this fall, Dartmouth will join each of its Ivy League peers in charging undergraduates over $40,000 in tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for the 2005-2006 academic year. The move comes in the light of a controversial interest rate hike on government student loans that went into effect July 1.
Before participating in commencement activities honoring the Class of 2005, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees met to conduct its annual summer business, including approval of capital and operating budgets, the allocation of facility planning funds and reelection of several charter trustees.
Six months after relinquishing his anchor seat, veteran television journalist Tom Brokaw will travel to Dartmouth to receive an honorary degree from the College and deliver the principal address at this year's commencement ceremonies.
The Dartmouth Board of Trustees approved a 4.9-percent tuition increase at its winter meeting, which concluded Sunday. The trustees also reviewed progress on the College's ongoing facilities upgrades, capital campaign and federally mandated affirmative action plan.
The Dartmouth Board of Trustees arrives on campus Friday to begin its annual March meeting. The trustees' weekend agenda includes reviewing the ongoing capital campaign and formalizing an anticipated tuition increase.
After years of planning and anticipation, the College has embarked on its ambitious capital campaign and construction projects. Although they promise significant payoffs, both initiatives have been cause for some reflection in the Dartmouth community.
William Neukom '64 was elected chairman of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees in 2004 after serving on the Board for eight years. Now the chair of the Seattle law firm Preston Gates and Ellis, Neukom was Microsoft's lead lawyer for 24 years, defending the software giant in the government's antitrust suit.
The March ballot for the two alumni trustee seats opening in June will have two petition candidates in addition to the four announced by the Alumni Council earlier this month. The Office of Alumni Relations has confirmed that Todd Zywicki '88 and Peter Robinson '79 both obtained the required 500 petition signatures by the Feb. 23 filing deadline.
The Dartmouth Ethics Society won the New England Regional Ethics Bowl Saturday at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
Dartmouth's Alumni Council has chosen four nominees to contend for two seats on the College's Board of Trustees. The candidates, who will be elected by Dartmouth's 62,000-member alumni body in May, will be part of an effort to expand the size of the Board to 22 members.
Planned changes to co-ed, fraternity and sorority action plan requirements, currently in their third year of development, remain an ambiguous worry for Greek houses, with some CFS leaders claiming they are already stifled by bureaucratic mandates.
Jeffrey Horrell, Harvard's former associate librarian for collections, returned to Dartmouth today to officially assume his post as dean of libraries. Horrell led the Sherman Art Library for five years beginning in 1981.
The average Fall term GPA for houses in the Coed, Fraternity and Sorority system was just narrowly below the entire undergraduate College average, according to Office of Residential Life data obtained by The Dartmouth. An ORL report detailing the GPA breakdown house-by-house also showed that sororities surpassed fraternities and coeducational houses in overall GPA.
Two months before the Social Event Management Procedures review committee makes its formal recommendations for policy reform, Director of Student Activities Linda Kennedy has solicited co-sponsorship for a list of changes to the College's policy.
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush swore the presidential oath Thursday for a second time, becoming the 16th president in American history to win a second term after a full first four years. In his inaugural address, Bush stressed his vision for U.S. foreign policy, suggesting that the nation would continue to spread freedom "to the darkest corners of the world."
Steven Paul Scher, professor emiritus of German and comparative literature, died of heart failure Dec. 25 at his Hanover residence. Scher was 68 and is survived by life partner Ulrike Rainer, who is also a professor of German and comparative literature at the College.
Editor's note: While Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Karl Furstenberg may have only a short interaction with Dartmouth students, he plays a critical role in sustaining the Dartmouth experience year after year. Now serving in his 15th year at the College, Furstenberg spoke with The Dartmouth on issues concerning the College, the admissions process and his view on the state of the student body.