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"The skin test is an imperfect test because it requires the patient to come in twice, and is prone to variation on how it is placed and read by the health-care worker," Talbot said. "The blood test is a single patient encounter and has a clear positive and negative cutoff."
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.
Dartmouth's Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, in collaboration with members of the United States Senate, is in the process of creating a cyber-security research and development summary report for the next presidential administration, according to Martha Austin, the program's executive director. The institute organized three technology forums in Washington, D.C., earlier this term for a group of business executives, government officials and academics in order to conduct research for the report. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, respectively, served as honorary co-chairs for the I3P forums.
Cape Air celebrated its new flight service from Lebanon Municipal Airport to Boston's Logan Airport with an official inauguration ceremony at the Lebanon Airport on Wednesday. The new service will include six nonstop flights daily, but the airport will cease direct flight services to New York's LaGuardia Airport.
The United Nations has floundered financially and is struggling to maintain relevance in 21st-century international politics, Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, stated in a lecture at the College on Wednesday. Holbrooke specifically blamed failed attempts at reforming the institution and the foreign policy of President George W. Bush's administration for the current state of the U.N.
Ah yes, voting! The font from whence freedom springs forth into our great nation. Without voting, we'd still be under the harsh rule of a King George or King Frank of some odd number. Instead we have King Joe Six-Pack and King Joe Plumber, and look this way! A herald approaches with the results of the decisions that our sovereigns made in the ballot box last Tuesday. In Michigan, he hath approved measures to legalize embryonic stem cell research and marijuana for medical purposes. Blessed are we who are privileged enough to live under rule so kind.
We live in a small town run by small businesses. We get what we want in the most charming way possible. But there is reason to be wary of "small town" culture. For all its quaintness, we suffer from a distinct lack of options. This complaint is a common lily-pad for the Dartmouth urbanite, who pines for a Starbucks mochachino and something more to do than watch a Nugget flick.
Last week, California's decision to pass Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state, came as a shock to many Americans. With Prop 8's success came an unfortunate reminder that homophobia remains a salient force in our nation.
You may recognize their faces through the window, but these students have stepped out of their roles as students to participate as actors in "Etiquette," an innovative interactive theater piece by the London-based group Rotozaza that blurs the lines between performing, acting and observing.
Dartmouth men's basketball hopes to improve on its less than impressive 2007-2008 season, in which the team finished tied for last place in the league with a 3-11 Ivy record, 10-18 overall.
Ron Daniels, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to be the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University, according to The Washington Post. In March, he will replace William Brody, who is resigning after a nearly 12-year presidency, according to the Post. Johns Hopkins conducted an international search to fill the vacancy created by Brody's departure, and considered close to 300 candidates, according to the Post. During Daniels' three-year tenure as provost, Penn instituted a four-year community and civic service program and began a $3.5 billion capital campaign, according to the Daily Pennsylvanian. "Johns Hopkins has made a wise choice," Penn President Amy Gutmann said in a statement reported in the Daily Pennsylvanian. Daniels was dean of the faculty of the law school at the University of Toronto until 2005, when he accepted the position at Penn.
As a result of the draw, Dartmouth Student Assembly President Molly Bode '09 and Penn's Undergraduate Assembly Chairman senior Wilson Tong will each wear the opposing school's paraphernalia. Dartmouth will buy a plaque to commemorate the 2008 elections and the College's high student voter turnout, according to Bode. The plaque will hang in the Collis Center. Penn is still finalizing their plans for a prize, Tong said.
DartAlert emergency notification system will test the system's ability to alert the Dartmouth community via e-mail, the school's web page and campus telephones, Mark Wilson '09, the MIR3 College Committee representative, said at the general meeting of the Student Assembly meeting Tuesday. The test alerts will likely slow down e-mail and shut down campus landline telephones, he said. Phones will remain active for emergency calls.
Faced with an increasingly lean budget and a growing student population, the pre-health advising program at Dartmouth's Career Services is expected to undergo review and revision in the coming months, according to Kimberly Sauerwein, pre-health advisor and assistant director of Career Services.