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The new funding will support the Center for Global Health Equity.


College receives $7 million gift for global health equity program

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Geisel School of Medicine recently received a $7 million gift from a combination of four anonymous families. This donation, part of the College’s ongoing Call to Lead capital campaign, will support faculty development and expand student global health equity programs domestically and internationally in partner areas such as Tanzania and Kosovo.

Dartmouth will transfer to a two-factor authentication IT security system by the end of this summer.


College to enact new IT security procedure

In a campus-wide email sent on March 28, Dartmouth’s chief information security officer Steve Nyman announced the implementation of two-factor authentication through the security company Duo for all Dartmouth systems.

A team of eight students from the Thayer School of Engineering was named a finalist in NASA's BIG Idea Challenge.


Students advance in NASA competition

A team of eight Dartmouth students was one of five finalists for NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing Idea Challenge, a competition that invites both undergraduate and graduate student teams to create aerospace design projects to solve real-world problems.


Geography professor Luis Alvarez León studies self-driving cars

Geography professor Luis Alvarez León proved his passion for geospatial data after writing his master’s thesis on how Netflix tailors its movie recommendations based on a customer’s location. But, in a recently published study in the journal Cartographic Perspectives, Alvarez León looks into the future of spatial data collection relating to self-driving cars, particularly its political and social implications.


Dartmouth announces campaign for 250 new scholarships

Last week, the College announced the launch of the “250 for Dartmouth’s 250” project. This initiative, in honor of the College’s 250th anniversary, calls for alumni to donate a total of 250 endowed scholarships to students in need of financial aid by the end of the year as a way to celebrate the milestone of the College’s founding. Endowed scholarships are established by donors and invested with the College’s endowment, thus ensuring that they retain their value in perpetuity. These scholarships would contribute directly to Dartmouth students and continue Dartmouth’s tradition of need-blind admissions.


Dartmouth's SEAD program expands to Upper Valley high schools

As a first-generation college student, Caitlin Rosario Kelly, program manager for educational access and equity at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, didn’t have access to the resources she needed to navigate the college application process. To help students in the Upper Valley faced with similar challenges, SEAD — a college access program that connects first-generation low-income high school students with Dartmouth undergraduates — recently shifted its focus to students from Upper Valley high schools, specifically Hartford High School, Stevens High School and Rivendell Academy. 


Study looks at giraffe populations

As a child, Michael Brown, a Dartmouth graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, dreamed of becoming an animal. “I realized pretty early on that that’s not really a possibility,” Brown said.


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