Kimberly Sheu


Arts award honors deceased '06

The Dartmouth After their daughter Christina Porter '06 died last winter from injuries she suffered during a skiing accident at the Dartmouth Skiway, Brent and Mary Porter searched for a way to honor her accomplishments at Dartmouth.

Documentary recounts group's trip to Belarus

Students and community members gathered in Dartmouth Hall Tuesday evening to view a documentary of the Dartmouth Hillel's Project Preservation's trip to Lunna, Belarus in June 2005.

Latino alumni group recognized

Courtesy of the Dartmouth Alliance of Latino Alumni The Office of Alumni Relations, following a recommendation from the Committee on Alumni Diversity, officially recognized the Dartmouth Association of Latino Alumni as an affiliated group of Dartmouth College. The stated purpose of DALA is to improve the Dartmouth Latino experience for both alumni and students. "Group members provide one another with networking, socializing and volunteer opportunities," said Diana Lawrence, director of communications for the Office of Alumni Relations.

Students find community on eclectic campus

On a campus where students of color comprise over one-quarter of the student body, Dartmouth reflects diversity through a growing collection of minority student organizations, most of which are open and available to the entire campus. The visible diversity in the student body is part of the College's efforts to increase cultural interaction and expand the educational experience at Dartmouth. This year, according to the Dartmouth Admissions Office, students of color make up 27.4 percent of the undergraduate student body: 6.2 percent are African-American students, 12 percent are Asian American, 6.3 percent are Latino/a students, and 2.9 percent are Native American.

Student Assembly redefines Dartmouth's future for students

Incoming freshmen who want to help influence the direction Dartmouth will take during their four years are encouraged to join Student Assembly, the student government organization. Although Assembly leaders are elected by the student body every Spring term, freshmen can become involved immediately, as freshmen class representatives are elected after the new class arrives in the fall.

Deaths punctuate Summer term

As students prepare for final exams and the term dwindles to an end, so too ends the unique sophomore summer experience for the Class of 2007. The season ends on a somber note, following the latter of two tragedies that sent ripples throughout the Dartmouth community. The recent Connecticut River drowning of Valentin Valkov, a Tuck Bridge program participant from Trinity College, is still fresh in campus memory.

Langford leaves for UMass Amherst post

Appointed dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, George Langford will be leaving Dartmouth to assume his new post in September. Langford, the Ernest Everett Just Professor of Natural Sciences, served as a professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth since 1991, as well as adjunct professor of physiology at the Dartmouth Medical Center. Professor Langford's departure brings into question the future of his wife, Upperclass Dean Sylvia Langford.

Drapkin '68 tapped to head Bar Association tax section

The American Bar Association named Dennis Drapkin '68 the chair of its tax section last Tuesday after an annual meeting in Chicago. As the new chair, he will lead approximately 18,000 tax lawyer members in public service, helping to improve the tax system and educating taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the tax laws. "To tell you the truth, it has been transitioning gradually, so it wasn't like there was a lightening bolt, and I was endowed with supernatural powers," Drapkin said of his appointment as chair of the tax section. "The difference is that now my e-mail is full of administrative matters that were not my responsibility beforehand, but I'm happy to do them." With over 410,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. It provides law school accreditation, ongoing legal education, information about the law to the public and programs to help both lawyers and judges in the administration of justice. Drapkin previously served as the ABA vice chair for professional services and spent three years on the governing council of the tax section. Drapkin is a partner in the Dallas Office of Jones Day, an international law firm which provides counsel for more than half of Fortune 500 companies, as well as privately held companies, investment firms, retail chains, health care providers and educational institutions. "I decided to specialize in tax law soon after I started practicing," Drapkin said.

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