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Folt reflects on presidential role and upcoming transition

(12/10/12 10:50pm)

Folt has worked at the College for over two decades. A biology professor, she began teaching in 1983. She has been a senior administrator since 2001 when she assumed the role of dean of graduate studies. She was named dean of the faculty of arts and sciences in 2004, and in 2006, she became dean of the faculty. She was appointed provost in 2009.

Dartmouth accepts 464 in early decision despite smaller pool

(12/10/12 10:15pm)

The College's early decision applicant pool decreased by 12.5 percent from last year, dropping to 1,574 applications for the Class of 2017, while the number of students offered admission remained stable at 464 students, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris. The College also offered admission to a greater number of minority students, with Latino students comprising the largest increase among minority groups, she said.

Newly accepted '17s (and their friends and family) hit the Twittersphere

(12/06/12 4:54pm)

Dartmouth's next class of freshmen received their early decision acceptance letters today (or more accurately, they read them online — times sure have changed). Naturally, many of them immediately hit up Twitter to share the news. '17s, we don't want to call you the worst class ever just yet, but...

Eight years later, shot putter Nelson '97 could retroactively win Olympic gold

(12/06/12 1:45am)

More than 3,000 days after the 2004 Summer Olympics, Adam Nelson '97 has been retroactively named the victor in the shot put competition at the Athens Games, The New York Times reported today. Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine, who originally won the gold medal, was found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs following a reanalysis of his urine sample and was stripped of his medal.

Many presidents of top universities follow similar trajectories

(12/06/12 1:00am)

Four Ivy League universities are in various stages of transitioning to new presidential leadership, with Yale University and the College having recently announced their next presidents, Princeton University still undergoing a lengthy search process and Brown University's president starting her term last July. Though each school is at different stages of choosing its next president and each follows its own specific criteria for selecting its leadership, there are marked similarities among both the profiles of individuals selected to lead these institutions and the paths these administrators take before assuming their leadership roles.

Hanlon draws comparisons to Kemeny, McLaughlin

(12/04/12 2:00pm)

Succeeding former College President Jim Yong Kim as the 18th member of the Wheelock Succession, President-Elect Philip Hanlon '77, a career academic who has worked as both a mathematics professor and an administrator at the University of Michigan since 1986, has drawn comparisons to several former College presidents. In particular, Hanlon has been compared extensively to former College President John Kemeny, who served as president during Hanlon's time as an undergraduate and whom Hanlon cites as an inspiration.

As Michigan provost, Hanlon has tackled budget issues, continued teaching

(12/02/12 10:00pm)

Since becoming a faculty member at the University of Michigan in 1986, President-Elect Philip Hanlon '77, who was announced as the next College president on Thursday, has impressed students and colleagues with his dedication to balancing teaching and administrative duties. Hanlon, currently the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Michigan, will take over for interim President Carol Folt on July 1, becoming the 18th member of the Wheelock Succession.

Students, alumni, faculty members express pleasure with Hanlon's selection

(11/30/12 9:00pm)

Dartmouth President-elect Philip Hanlon '77's experiences as a student and a member of a Greek organization, combined with his emphasis on undergraduate teaching, will help inform his decisions as president and his relationships with College community members, many students, faculty members and alumni said. Other students, however, said they were disappointed that Dartmouth's 18th president will not be a woman or a member of a minority group.


(11/29/12 6:00pm)

Hanlon will succeed World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in the College's Wheelock Succession. Former College Provost Carol Folt has served as interim president since Kim's departure and will return to the provost position upon Hanlon's assumption of the presidency. The College's Board of Trustees elected Hanlon unanimously on Tuesday, culminating the search for Kim's successor led by Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Bill Helman '80, Board of Trustees Chairman Stephen Mandel '78 said.

Watch these TV episodes for study breaks and comic relief

(11/13/12 9:00pm)

Well, it’s that time of the term again. Classes are over, reading period is beginning and finals are just around the corner. We all know studying can be tedious and just ... not fun. But have no fear! Study breaks are the perfect time to check out a new television show, which, if you decide you like, you then have six whole weeks to get all caught up! So here are some of the episodes I will be turning to for my study breaks over the next couple of days:

Louise Erdrich '76 wins National Book Award

(11/13/12 9:00pm)

Louise Erdrich '76 received the National Book Award a prestigious award whose previous recipients include Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume and Tom Wolfe for her fiction novel "The Round House" on Wednesday. Erdrich, who graduated in the first full coeducational class at the College, returned most recently to Hanover as a Montgomery Fellow last spring and has been compared to authors such as William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Hockey teams have mixed Thanksgiving

(11/13/12 4:00pm)

The Dartmouth men's and women's hockey teams struggled against tough competition over the past two weeks, combining to go 0-3-2 in five games, three of which came against top-10 opponents. The men (5-2-2, 4-1-1 ECAC) went 0-2-1 in their last three, falling to Colgate University (6-6-2, 1-3-1 ECAC) and No. 1 Boston College (9-1, 8-1 Hockey East) and tying No. 10 Cornell University (3-3-2, 1-3-2 ECAC). The women (4-2-2, 3-2-1 ECAC) went 0-1-1 in their weekend set, falling in overtime to No. 2 Cornell (9-2, 7-1 ECAC) and tying Colgate (3-10-2, 0-6-2 ECAC).

Stuff Dartmouth Kids Like: Nobody Rages Anymore

(11/13/12 11:00am)

I have no witty introduction for this installation of Stuff Dartmouth Kids Like, except to say that this week’s theme revolves around the fact that we Dartmouth students are very nostalgic and love to talk about things that once were, but are no longer. Just look at this column’s title. Everyone in the past was a better version of who we are now. They drank more beer and rallied faster. Anyway, let’s cut to the list.