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Joe Berger
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Cartoonists explain inspiration for work

Surrounded by the work of one of the earliest masters of the art of caricature, four cartoonists for The Dartmouth explained the motivation behind their work to a small crowd yesterday in the Hood Museum of Art. Ben Means '95, Chris Miller '96, Brigid Pasulka '94 and Geoff Swire '94 spoke to an audience of about 40 students and Hanover residents. The event was arranged by the Hood to showcase the students' work and that of James Gillray, an English satirist and renowned 18th century political cartoonist. Miller said he likes his work because it allows him to break some traditional rules of journalism.

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Varnum to serve on AHA board

James Varnum '62, president of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association. The board's 25 members govern the AHA, a non-profit organization which serves as a national advocate for more than 5,000 hospitals. Varnum will remain chief administrator of the Hitchcock Hospital.

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Hart to address '97 class

The Freshman Orientation schedule will include this year Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Hart's speech on the meaning of a liberal arts education. Accompanying his speech will be a newly published, nationally distributed pamphlet that recommends the reading of great works of literature to freshmen at all colleges and universities. It is the fourth year Hart has given his orientation week speech, but the first year it has appeared on the College's official schedule of events, where it is listed as an optional event. His speech will be similar to those he gave in previous years and will reflect the content of his new pamphlet. With outside financial support, Hart's pamphlet, entitled "What Is a College Education (And How to Get One)," will be distributed free to freshmen this fall on the campuses of about ten colleges and universities. In the pamphlet, Hart states that study of a traditional body of great works of literature is vital to the liberal arts education and to a well-rounded student.

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Tillman in charge of freshmen, for now

Assistant Dean of Freshmen Tony Tillman has worked overtime to introduce students in the Class of 1997 to their first year at Dartmouth and to get the College ready for their arrival. The '97s will meet a new Dean of Freshmen when they arrive on campus, but they are already familiar with Tillman, who has served as acting dean since Diana Beaudoin left in June. "I think I know them intimately already," Tillman said. Tillman helped prepare for the incoming class last summer, his first summer at Dartmouth.

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Climbers lobby ORL for an indoor wall

The Dartmouth Mountaineering Club is lobbying the Office of Residential Life for permission to replace a racquetball court in Maxwell Hall with an indoor climbing wall. The club presented its proposal to ORL two weeks ago and the office says it hopes to respond sometime this week. The indoor wall would allow Dartmouth climbers to practice and teach mountaineering skills year-round, during winter and bad weather. The Mountaineering Club, a division of the Outing Club, has been trying to gain approval for an indoor climbing facility for 15 years, according to Director of Outdoor Programs Earl Jette. The club's written proposal states that the availability of indoor climbing is important to the quality of a mountaineering program the size and scope of Dartmouth's. A question of where The club has secured funding for the wall and the proposal states that questions of safety, liability and administrative support have been resolved with the College. According to the proposal, only one issue remains: the location of the wall. Dean of Students Lee Pelton approved the proposal early this term, according to club member Chris Carson '95.

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Fire chars Delta Gamma

Fire destroyed the room of two '95s in Delta Gamma sorority Wednesday afternoon, causing thousands of dollars in damage to their personal belongings. An apparent electrical malfunction caused the fire in the room housing Kim Barry '95 and Moriah Shilton '95. The fire was contained after it set off the sprinkler system, which soaked the room with about an inch of water. The fire was electrical in nature, according to Hanover Fire Department Executive Captain Mike Whitcomb.

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Clouds hide meteor storm

About 20 hopeful students who gathered on the Green after dusk Wednesday night were disappointed by clouds hiding the meteor shower they hoped to see. By 10:30 p.m.

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Medical students embark on national public service fellowships

Dartmouth Medical School student Radall Zuckerman thinks he knows one way to help solve the nation's shortage of primary care physicians. Thanks to a grant from a national foundation, he is getting the chance to prove that he is right. He and another student set out this summer to develop national public service programs they designed themselves. Third year medical students Zuckerman and Daniel Filene were each awarded a $50,000 Public Service Fellowship this spring by the Echoing Green Foundation. They will take two years off from medical school.

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Alumni gifts set new high

When Fiscal Year 1993 concluded at the end of June, the Alumni Fund stood at record levels and The Will to Excel capital campaign held total giving at its second highest level in College history. The Alumni Fund, which includes only unrestricted donations for current use, raised $12.9 million, slightly more than the $12.8 million finish in FY '92. The capital campaign boosted both total alumni giving and total giving to their second highest levels ever. Total alumni giving, encompassing gifts targeted for specific use, such as endowments, stood at $38 million last year, just short of the record $39.5 million in FY '92. Total giving, which includes gifts from other sources like corporations and non-profit organizations, was $63.5 million, close to last year's record $69 million. At the end of the fiscal year the capital campaign reached $274.6 million, 64.6 percent of the $425 million goal.

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SA moves on agenda

Under a revised internal structure, the summer Student Assembly is now well under way towards implementation of its agenda for the term. The Freshman Office has given the Assembly permission to organize a separate program during Freshman Orientation Week devoted to the issue of sexual assault. The Assembly Sexual Assault Task Force, chaired by Rukmini Sichitiu '95 and Danielle Moore '95, is currently preparing a 50 minute presentation that students will perform on Social Issues night. "It was felt that there was a need for more education about sexual assault during that first week that students are here," Moore said. The Assembly is now working under a new internal organization. Assembly President Nicole Artzer '94 promised to reform the committee structure of the Assembly in her Spring term campaign, just one year after the Assembly's constitution was last revised. She promised to keep the Administrative Affairs committee and abolish the Policy and Projects committees in favor of substitute groups for academic issues and extra-curricular issues. But the change requires a two-thirds vote during the regular year to revoke the article in the Assembly's constitution that establishes committee structure. To meet Artzer's promise now, the summer Policy Committee has focused on academic issues and the Projects Committee has devoted itself to extra-curricular issues. Harvey said some members of the Assembly have refrained from bringing up certain policy issues they would like to address. He said they deferred to what they perceived to be the reasons the student body elected Artzer, a desire for the Assembly to focus more on student issues. The Policy Committee will hear a presentation Wednesday night by Clare Choo '94, chair of a group seeking new classes in Korean Studies, Policy Chair Susan Foster '92 said. After three years of Assembly lobbying, the Administrative Affairs Committee anticipates that the Registrar's office will have a computerized ORC on-line in Fall term '94, Administrative Affairs Chair Steve Fagell '95 said. Administrative Affairs is preparing to make sure the administration takes student input into consideration when the Education Department's uncertain future is discussed next year. The committee is also lobbying DarTalk to purchase a new switchboard earlier than the scheduled 1995 date. According to Harvey, the Communications committee is working on next year's Chez SA menu and Gold Card, both of which will be produced by an outside company, allowing greater benefits at the same cost. The committee has convinced DarTalk to enter listings for the incoming freshman class into DND lookup. In past years it has taken several weeks for the majority of the class to discover how to enter their own telephone numbers into the network program.

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