Siobhan Gorman


Tucker Foundation selects grant recipients

Six students will travel across the globe to places like Calcutta, Katmandu and Ethiopia to do community service as Tucker Fellows this fall. Daniel Dalseth '97, Kari McCadam '97, Jeneil Palmer '97, Clare Pinkert '97, Sara Snyder '98 and Jennifer Whetsell '97 were named the fall Tucker Fellows last week, said Deanna Gordon, an administrative assistant for the Tucker Foundation. The Tucker Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, provides information and a $1700 stipend that allows students to join up with an agency that sends people throughout the world to serve the welfare of others. Dalseth will travel to the Katmandu Valley in Nepal to work for Educate the Children, he said. As part of this program, he will teach English and possibly science and math at a boarding school in Katmandu, Dalseth said. Gordon said Dalseth will also serve as a "big brother" to impoverished children at the school, organize field trips and assist in an adult literacy program. He said he chose this project after hearing about it from a friend. "I knew someone who went on Educate the Children and I knew I wanted to go to a third world country," Dalseth said.

Saunders balances many pursuits

Between Class Council, dancing, a job and classes, Pam Saunders '97 could barely make time for an interview. Saunders, who has been 1997 Class Council president for over two years, finds herself performing an amazing juggling act as she tries to balance the varied elements of her life at Dartmouth. Committed to her activities Saunders' commitments, including singing with the Rockapellas, dancing in Sheba, managing the men's varsity hockey team, planning for the Programming Board and participating in Tuesday Night Fellowship, lead many of her friends to describe her as "doing everything." Paige Kambas '97, who has been Saunders' friend since they met on their freshman trip, said she thinks Saunders is great at managing her time. "She does a lot.


Untamed Shrews gear up for summer performances

Since their retreat to Moosilauke early in the term, this summer's Untamed Shrews have had more opportunities to get to know each other than in past terms and these efforts should pay off at their performances tonight and Saturday night. Feeling more comfortable While many Shrews said this term was not extremely different from past terms, they said they became comfortable around each other more quickly than they have in the past. "We've bonded.

DHMC program receives award

Following an extensive application process, the Diabetes Education Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center recently received the American Diabetes Association Certificate of Recognition. Since education is such an integral part of diabetes treatment, the Diabetes Center has always incorporated an element of education into its program, said Dr. Lee Witters, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the DHMC. The Diabetes Center's education program includes one-on-one education, support groups, video tapes and mailings, Witters said. "A lot of the education is built into patients' visits," Witters said.

Dartmouth traditions keep evolving as time goes by

The halls of the College reverberate with traditions, but not all of them are all that old. In particular, the traditions revolving around freshmen are in a constant state of flux. Four "traditions" -- DOC Trips, the Homecoming bonfire, the freshman sweep and rushing the field -- run the gamut, from the old to the new to the prohibited. DOC Trips Before freshmen even matriculate, they engage in a 59 year old tradition -- Dartmouth Outing Club trips. DOC trips began in 1937 as informal hiking trips before classes started, said this year's coordinator Heather Halstead '96. But all traditions are modified over the years. Originally called "Freshman Trips," these three-day excursions three years ago adopted thegender neutral moniker "DOC Trips."Building The Bonfire Perhaps the most glorious Dartmouth tradition happens Homecoming weekend in the form of a towering inferno. The annual building of the bonfire is the freshman class's greatest contribution to the weekend.

Class Dean Teoby Gomez reaches out to 1997 class

An avid traveler, music lover and football fan, Class of 1997 Dean Teoby Gomez has eclectic interests that go far beyond his office in Parkhurst administration building. Outside Parkhurst A Cuban native, who moved to Chicago at the age of six, Gomez still has a strong appetite for travel both domestically and internationally. He said his favorite trip of all time was when he visited Nairobi and Kenya last summer. "Africa was just so different from anything I had expected," he said.

College sends students' bills home to parents

Starting this fall, the College will automatically send student account bills to students' permanent addresses instead of through Hinman mail. Associate Controller Jim Seidensticker said the change should ease the number of students unable to register at the beginning of a term because of unpaid bills, as well as the number of late charges assessed to students. "Students have asked us to send the bills to their home addresses anyway," Seidensticker said.

Freedman opens cancer center

College President James Freedman called for more cancer research at the dedication of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center's new home. In his first speech since his return from a six-month sabbatical, Freedman traced the origins of cancer and society's attitude toward the disease to illustrate the significance of the NCCC's work. "This is a plea, at a moment of unprecedented scientific opportunity, for attending to the quality of national life and to the health of millions of American citizens," he said.

All students become campers during sophomore summer

"Welcome to Camp Dartmouth," Government Professor Chris Joyner told his International Law class at the beginning of the term. With all the diversions the term has to offer, students may find it difficult to convince themselves they are still at school this summer. Sophomore Jen Jones said she has found more time to go down to the river or to play tennis than she would normally have. "It's been ingrained into our heads that summer is supposed to be fun," Jones said.