Mark Herman


Under Wright, student-admin. relations vary widely

Dartmouth's administration, led by the 16-member Board of Trustees and College President James Wright along with deans involved with student and faculty affairs, has focused on priorities including increasing diversity and expanding facilities in recent years. The much-maligned Student Life Initiative is one example of how the administration sets goals and follows through with them over the years ahead.

Students take measures to vote absentee next fall

Many Dartmouth students going abroad this fall still plan on taking part in the political process here at home by registering to cast absentee ballots in what promises to be a very close race for the presidency. Students may obtain absentee ballots from the Hanover town clerk 30 days prior to the election.

Speck named new Carroll oncology chair

Biochemistry professor Nancy Speck was recently appointed the James J. Carroll Professor in Oncology at Dartmouth Medical School, succeeding previous chair E.


Students plan for Collis art show to benefit Costa Rica

Students working with the International Humanitarian Foundation to help raise money for a small Costa Rican community will unveil the pictorial story of its ambition in an art opening Thursday night in Collis. The 13 original oil paintings by prominent indigenous Costa Rican artist Fran Vazquez, which have been hanging on the walls of the Collis Cafe since Friday, are part of a children's book, which will be published and sold in the local area to benefit the Cabecar community of Lower Chirripo in Costa Rica. The pictures tell the story of a young indigenous man who leaves the mountain village in search of fame and fortune, only to return to the values and the lifestyle he knew as a child. "It's about being able to hold onto your past and how important that is while at the same time striving for something new.

Kresge prepares for fitness makeover

After years of student lobbying to expand the Kresge Fitness Center, the Board of Trustees earmarked funds for the project at its last meeting and the Athletics Department has begun planning for the renovation of the second floor of Alumni Gymnasium to accommodate the new fitness center. The current center will move upstairs to a space at least double its size, while the intramural, club and physical education activities that currently use the space will be relocated downstairs and to other locations, Associate Director of Athletics Roger Demment said. "Obviously one of the major objectives here is to provide a new and improved fitness center that is much larger than the one we have and contains much more equipment than the current one, and at the same time, be able to provide for all the programs we currently offer," Demment said. The project is still in its early stages, however, as athletics officials continue to work with architects to develop plans for renovation. "We've been in talks with the architects.

Hanover preps for Fourth of July

Those not going home or away this weekend can find plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day with classmates and friends in the Upper Valley and beyond. On Sunday, July 4, the town of Hanover will hold its 12th annual Hanover Old-Fashioned Fourth of July.

Folt steps in as Dean of Faculty

Dean of Graduate Studies Carol Folt took over as the dean of the faculty on June 4 following Michael Gazzaniga's resignation late last spring.


WEB UPDATE June 14, 5:51 p.m. Dean of Graduate Studies Carol Folt started her two-year term as acting Dean of the Faculty Monday, allowing for a review of faculty governance before a new dean is chosen in 2006. Folt has held the office before, acting as interim dean of the faculty from July 1 through Sept.