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Nurses discuss global health role

Nurses working in the global context must avoid imposing their own cultural views on the communities with which they are working, lecturers at the conference "The Role of Nursing in Promoting Global Health: The Power of One" held at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Monday, told the more than 50 nurses who attended the event. "We have to be careful not to become ethnocentric in the relationships with our partners," Devon Berry, a University of Cincinatti College of Nursing nursing professor, said in his lecture.

SEAD, a three-year program for low-income high school students, includes language and science courses taught by Dartmouth faculty and staff.

Academic mentoring program SEAD begins ninth year

Andy Mai / The Dartmouth Staff Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth, a three-week program that aims to expand the educational opportunities of high school students from select under-resourced urban and rural schools, began its ninth summer session this week. SEAD participants are selected through a competitive application process based on academic promise and all of the students are eligible for the Federal Free-Lunch subsidy, according to the SEAD web site.

Marcuse '04 discusses foreign policy careers

Students pursuing careers in foreign policy often lose their way in a competitive job market, Josh Marcuse '04, president and founder of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, told an audience of about 40 students on Friday afternoon.

Georgetown University professor Nan Hunter spoke on marriage equality in Carpenter Hall on Thursday.

Prof. speaks on same-sex marriage, equality

Zeke Turner / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Americans must stop giving different labels to same-sex and heterosexual marriages, Georgetown University law professor Nan Hunter, an expert on sexuality and gender law, said in the ninth annual Stonewall lecture on Thursday in Carpenter Hall. "Our cultural schizophrenia, the political roller coaster we are riding is shown in the two biggest GLBT events of 2008 -- the passage of [Proposition 8] and the popularity of the film 'Milk,'" she said.

Charles Wheelan '88 discussed his quest for an Illinois congressional seat during a lunch held in the Rockefeller Center on Friday afternoon.

Wheelan '88 discusses campaign

Tilman Dette / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Correction appended Charles Wheelan '88 described life on the campaign trail to a group of Dartmouth students, including several of his former pupils, at a lunch held in the Rockefeller Center on Friday afternoon. Wheelan is running in the March 3 Democratic primary for Illinois's 5th Congressional District seat.

Former United States ambassador to Paraguay James Cason '66 gives a lecture on trends in education in Latin America at the Rockefeller Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Cason '66 lectures on Latin America

Larissa Cespedes / The Dartmouth Staff While countries in Latin America have advanced significantly in the last 30 years, they still must broaden access to education and investment in scientific research in order to modernize, according to former United States ambassador to Paraguay James Cason '66, who gave a lecture in the Rockefeller Center Tuesday, titled "Emerging Trends in Latin America." Over the past three decades, Latin American literacy rates have steadily risen, the infant mortality rate is the lowest in the world's developing regions, and, due to improved education for women, the birth rate is now under control, Cason said.

Journalist John Burns, the London Bureau chief for The New York Times, claimed that Americans have a limited understanding of the current circumstances in Iraq and Afghanistan at his Montgomery Fellow lecture Tuesday.

Burns details state of Iraqi, Afghani conflicts

Elisabeth Ericson / The Dartmouth Staff Despite worsening conditions in Afghanistan and increasing stability in Iraq, Americans' perception of those conflicts has not changed, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Burns told an overflowing audience in Filene Auditorium.