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Toe to Toe: Hodes versus Schmidley (Hodes)

(11/26/07 7:24am)

Thanksgiving is a time for family, turkey and football. Millions of Americans spend part of their holiday tossing the pigskin around, while millions more spend their day watching football on television. And every year, it's the same: Detroit and Dallas. Yes, I know there's now a third game. We'll get to that later. The real issue is that it's time for a change.


(11/26/07 7:22am)

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner announced Wednesday night that New Hampshire's primary will take place on Jan. 8, 2008, making it the nation's earliest-ever primary date. The announcement came shortly after Florida and Michigan brought their primary dates forward to January 17 and 29, respectively. The change meant that New Hampshire, which by state law has to hold its primary election first in the nation, and at least a week before any other, could hold its vote no later than Jan. 8. Iowa will hold its nominating caucus -- a different kind of candidate selection procedure -- on Jan. 3, kicking off primary season. With only five days between the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, candidates will have little time to recover should they fare poorly in Iowa, pundits warn.

Med school students start mission

(11/26/07 7:22am)

While most university students focus on studying for exams, Dartmouth Medical School student Nick Ellis DMS'10 spent his college years developing a program to support medical missions to Ecuador. Ellis' program -- Medicine, Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere, or MEDLIFE -- seeks to provide healthcare and education to communities that wouldn't get them otherwise.

Slowly, Rauner sifts through poet's papers

(11/26/07 7:19am)

Sorting through dozens of boxes containing the remnants of a person's life -- documents, photographs, even cash -- organizing those pieces in a way that is easily accessible to students and researchers may seem like a daunting task. But that is exactly the challenge presented to the staff at Rauner Library when they acquired the papers of the renowned poet Richard Eberhart '26.

'Extremely generous' alumni giving helps fund new athletic facilities

(11/26/07 7:19am)

On Friday, Nov. 16, the official dedication for the Floren Varsity House took place in a packed Alumni Gym. The West Gym was filled with hundreds of student-athletes, eagerly awaiting the unveiling of Floren. Speakers at the ceremony included Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens, women's basketball coach Chris Wielgus and, representing student-athletes, baseball pitcher Russell Young '08. The festivities were capped with a brief film about the unparalleled nature of Dartmouth athletes and athletics.