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Scherr to head search for new College dean

College Provost Berry Scherr will chair the 11-person search committee charged with finding a replacement for James Larimore, College President James Wright announced Wednesday. The committee will include Student Body President Tim Andreadis '07 as well as two additional students that have yet to be appointed. The committee will begin its search later this month and plans to make its recommendation to the president by late fall or early winter, Scherr said. "We don't want to rush, so if it takes a bit long to put everything together, we'll take that time," he said, adding that the new dean would probably not start his tenure at Dartmouth until next summer. Acting Dean of the College Dan Nelson will continue to hold the office in the meantime.


Dean Tommy Lee Woon

Woon resigns as head of pluralism office

Courtesy of Tommy Lee Woon Tommy Lee Woon, the first associate dean of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, announced Monday that he will leave his current position to become Dean of Multicultural Affairs at Macalester College in Minnesota, citing family considerations. Woon told The Dartmouth that his decision centered on his wife's difficulties in finding a job in the Hanover area, saying that it would be easier for her to find work in an urban setting. College administrators expressed their commitment to replacing Woon, who will depart in mid-August, and to maintaining the once-controversial office, which "aims to universalize diversity and leadership development," according to the OPAL website. "We might not launch the search [for a replacement] right now but there should be absolutely no concern on anyone's part that this work will not continue," Dean of Student Life Holly Sateia said. The creation of OPAL and Woon's deanship during a financial crunch in 2003 was criticized by some alumni and The Dartmouth Review as a waste of resources.




Syrian professor speaks on cross-cultural biases

Jennifer Garfinkel / The Dartmouth Staff In his keynote address to a packed crowd this Friday, Syrian intellectual Sadik al-Azm stressed the importance of understanding the biases of Arab and Western scholarship.




Hillel remembers Holocaust victims

Dartmouth Hillel premiered a 35-minute documentary about its spring 2005 service trip to Eastern Europe Wednesday night at Collis Commonground. The showing was part of a Holocaust-remembrance event put on by Hillel and the International Student Association that began Tuesday night with a talk by Israeli historian Michael Bar-Zohar. The documentary, "From One Generation to the Next: Remembering the Jews of Lunna," tells the tragic story of the Jewish population of the small village of Lunna, Poland (now Belarus), during World War II.


Edwards brings campaign to College

Former vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., drew a standing ovation from a packed crowd Friday in Collis Commonground, where he urged students to combat poverty and fill what he called a "moral vacuum" in America. The speech marked the fifth stop on Edwards' Opportunity Rocks college tour, a campaign that asks students to pledge 20 hours of service in their local communities. "There's a reason that I'm not in Washington, D.C.


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