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Wright lauded for work with G.I. bill, wounded veterans

(09/24/08 8:00am)

In recent years, College President James Wright has expanded his work outside of Dartmouth, garnering national attention for his efforts to increase educational opportunities for U.S. veterans. Most notably, Wright, who started an initiative to provide college counseling to wounded veterans, worked with members of Congress to design the new G.I. bill, which dramatically expanded veterans' college-tuition benefits for the first time since World War II.

Campus makeover will continue after Wright

(09/24/08 7:48am)

College President James Wright's vision for campus will continue to change its physical makeup even after he has left Dartmouth, as many of the projects conceived during his tenure will not be complete by the time he leaves, due to delays caused by criticism from Hanover residents. These projects include new social spaces, academic buildings and continued renovations of residence halls.

Wright oversees College renovation

(09/24/08 7:46am)

Featuring the building of nine new residence halls, new academic buildings and new athletic facilities, College President James Wright's tenure has changed the physical face of campus. Although Wright does not classify himself as a "bricks-and-mortar" president, the College has spent $1.1 billion on new academic, social and residential facilities during his tenure.

Wright hopes to complete capital campaign by June 2009

(09/24/08 7:24am)

Though the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience -- a seven-year capital campaign that aims to raise $1.3 billion by the end of 2009 -- is set to conclude after College President James Wright steps down next June, the ambitious fundraising endeavor will likely be regarded as one of Wright's greatest achievements during his tenure.

Daily Debriefing

(09/24/08 6:34am)

The costume of Keggy the Keg, Dartmouth's unofficial mascot, has been missing since August, according to the Dartmouth's humor publication, the Jack-O-Lantern. The Jack-O-Lantern has already alerted the campus, as well as Safety and Security and Hanover Police to Keggy's disappearance. Dylan Kane '09, editor-in-chief of the Jack-O-Lantern, said the costume would be unusable, as the thief took only the plastic exterior, leaving the wearable harness behind. Keggy the Keg, who first appeared in fall 2003, has been a fixture at sporting events and big weekends at the College. He has also starred in Jack-O-Lantern productions, such as the video "Drinking Time," where he led a marching band down Webster Avenue.

Thayer researchers find new ethanol producer

(09/24/08 6:32am)

Researchers at the Thayer School of Engineering and Mascoma Corporation have announced the creation of a new type of bacteria tailored to manufacture cellulosic ethanol, a potential breakthrough in ethanol production. The results of the team's study were published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science earlier this month, and have garnered international attention for their implications on the development of alternative fuels.

Rockefeller expert lauds federalism in America

(09/24/08 6:31am)

Richard Nathan, co-director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute in Albany, N.Y., lauded American federalism, which he credits with facilitating important policies, innovating government and allowing beneficial shared responsibilities between the states and the national government. Nathan spoke at the Rockefeller Center on Tuesday to commemorate the center's 25th anniversary and its ongoing centennial celebration of Nelson Rockefeller's birth.

Wright, Bode greet '12s at Convocation

(09/24/08 6:30am)

Wright largely avoided speaking about his upcoming retirement in June 2009, but altered his traditional closing remarks -- "Now we turn enthusiastically to our task. We have work to do, you and I -- and it is time to begin" -- adding: "You have more time to take on your assignment than I have for completing mine, so forgive my impatience. But also recognize my pride in being in your good company in the good work of this good place."

Alums fund aid for Texan students

(09/24/08 6:29am)

Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones '73 donated $10 million to the College to be used for need-based scholarships, preferably for students from Texas, where the donors reside. The gift, announced on Tuesday, was made to the College's Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, which aims to raise $1.3 billion dollars by December 2009 -- $166 million of which will be devoted to improving Dartmouth's financial aid programs.

Crady outlines COS review, policy reform

(09/24/08 6:28am)

After considering an extensive review of the Committee on Standards, Dean of the College Tom Crady announced that the standard of evidence for cases before COS will remain a "preponderance of the evidence" and that College disciplinary sanctions -- other than suspension or separation -- will not be reported outside of the College. Crady announced his decision in a letter to the Dartmouth community on Sept. 19.

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