Drew Joseph


Wright speaks to vets. at Vietnam Memorial

WASHINGTON Former College President James Wright urged Americans to remember fallen veterans not only as casualties of war, but as individuals with accomplished lives, at a Veterans' Day celebration here on Wednesday.

U.S. News report ranks College 11th nationally

Dartmouth has maintained the No. 11 slot among national universities in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, but tops a new category prioritizing a commitment to undergraduate education among national universities. Princeton University and Harvard University share the top spot in the rankings.

Fernandez '77 to join Obama admin.

President Barack Obama announced that he will nominate Board member Jose Fernandez '77 as the Assistant Secretary of State for economic, energy and business affairs, on Wednesday, according to a White House press release.

College Provost Barry Scherr, who was to leave his post in the upcoming academic year, will now stay on as provost until June 2011.

Scherr to remain in Provost post

Jessica Griffen / The Dartmouth Senior Staff College Provost Barry Scherr, who previously announced he would leave his position sometime between this summer and spring 2010, will continue to serve as provost through June 2011, College President Jim Yong Kim said in an e-mail to the Dartmouth community early Thursday morning. Scherr, who became provost in 2001, told The Dartmouth that Kim asked him to stay an additional year in order to help prepare for the College's reaccreditation hearing, which is scheduled to begin in November 2010.

Men's soccer ranked tenth for upcoming season

The Dartmouth men's soccer team following an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen at the 2008 NCAA Championships rounds out the top 10 teams nationally in a preseason poll by College Soccer News. Midfielder and captain Craig Henderson '09, who will return for a final season in the fall, was selected to the preseason All-American team.Both Henderson and head coach Jeff Cook said that, although the rankings provide recognition for past efforts, what happens during the season is most important to the team. "To be honest, preseason rankings don't mean much for us," Henderson said. Although Cook said he doesn't generally look at rankings, he added that the Big Green has not gotten the recognition the team feels it deserves over the past several years. Henderson, who will play this coming season after missing his sophomore season due to an injury, is one of the best collegiate players in the country, Cook said. College Soccer News said that "it would be a mistake to underestimate the Big Green in 2009" in its ranking, as 10 starters from last year's team are returning. The team, which shared the Ivy League title with the University of Pennsylvania last season, hopes to top the league again and advance further into the NCAA tournament this year, Henderson said.

Kim worked to improve global health care at WHO, PIH

College President-elect Jim Yong Kim first left his mark on global health care when he and his friend, Paul Farmer, now a Harvard Medical School professor, risked being thrown out of Peru for their efforts to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in the country.