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1. Please note: Visit Dartmouth Now for all news published after June 7, 2010

Dartmouth Now is your source for news, stories, and ideas from Dartmouth College.
The website is published by the Office of Public Affairs, which is part of the Advancement Division. Our staff partners with colleagues across campus to tell Dartmouth’s story.

2. Dartmouth helps found a global network of universities

Dartmouth College is one of seven founding members of a new global network of universities, the Matariki Network of Universities.

3. Dartmouth moves to improve recycling rate

Dartmouth is launching a new sustainability initiative to increase its recycling rate and divert even more trash from the landfill. The new Waste Centralization program is a system for collecting trash and recycling from offices, classrooms, and conference rooms. It aims to heighten individual awareness of how much trash is produced, and calls on all employees to improve their recycling habits.

4. Podcast: Dartmouth baseball: 2010 Ivy League champs, with Head Coach Bob Whalen

The Dartmouth baseball team (26-17) won its second straight Ivy League title on May 9, beating Columbia two games to one in the best-of-three series in New York City. Led by six All-Ivy players, including Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year Chris O'Dowd, the Big Green will play in an NCAA Regional starting on June 4. In this podcast Head Coach Bob Whalen talks about the team's success, how he feels about breaking the record for most wins for a Dartmouth baseball coach, and what the renovated Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park has meant to the program.

5. Class of 1953 Commons dedicated

Members of the Class of 1953 gathered in Hanover on May 25 to mark the beginning of Thayer Hall's transformation into the Class of 1953 Commons.

6. Dartmouth’s Big Green Bus ready for 6th-annual cross-country educational tour

With the slogan “Vehicle for Change,” the Big Green Bus is back this summer for its sixth-annual cross-country tour. Twelve Dartmouth College students will again take up the environmental mantle in a 1989 MCI coach with an engine modified to run on waste vegetable oil to promote alternative fuel and sustainable living.

7. Rockefeller Center students to host New Hampshire/Vermont conference on homelessness

Dartmouth students working in the Policy Research Shop at the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences will share their analysis of the ways in which homeless shelters care for their guests in New Hampshire and Vermont at a conference on the issue.

8. Dartmouth's 2010 honorary degree recipients to be recognized at Commencement ceremonies on June 13

Seven honorary degree recipients will be recognized at Dartmouth College's 2010 Commencement on Sunday morning, June 13, on the Dartmouth Green. The academic procession begins at 9:30 a.m., and visitors are advised to be in their seats by that time. Commencement ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

9. Students awarded funding for Projects for Peace

Two Dartmouth students, DeVon Mosley '09 and Mahmud Johnson '13, have recently received $10,000 Kathryn Wasserman Davis Project for Peace grants, which support grassroots efforts to promote peace. Mosley and Johnson will spend this summer carrying out their projects.

10. Enhancing science education with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dartmouth has been awarded $800,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for a program aimed at retaining undergraduates in the sciences. It’s one of many new HHMI grants totaling $79 million that will help universities nationwide strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.