Alumni Council News April 2015 Clarke

Dear Classmates:

I am looking forward to attending the 210th meeting of the Dartmouth Alumni Council which will be held May 14-16, 2015 in Hanover. As your representative on the Alumni Council, I want to solicit (any) topics you would like addressed during the weekend. I’m happy to answer any questions (or try to get them answered by the right people) or bring up new ideas for discussion.

For your reference, the major items on the upcoming agenda are:

  • Address by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77
  • Board of Trustees update from Chair Bill Helman ’80 and Laurel Richie ’81
  • Presentations by Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris ’84; Interim Dean of the College Inge-Lise Ameer; Vice President of Alumni Relations Martha Beattie ’76; and Government Professor Lisa Baldez, the new Director on the Art and Science of Teaching at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
  • Opportunity to attend an undergraduate class
  • Alumni panel “From Diverse Majors at Dartmouth to Interesting Career Paths” followed by roundtable professional development discussion groups with students
  • Tours of the Thayer School of Engineering and the Tuck School of Business, followed by a panel of the three graduate school deans moderated by Bob Lasher ’88, senior vice president for advancement
  • Dinner discussion groups with students focused on a variety of academic programs

In case you're not familiar with the Alumni Council, we are a group of alumni comprised of representatives from the alumni constituencies (classes, regions, affiliated groups, graduate alumni, etc…). We act as the liaison between the entire alumni body and the Board of Trustees of the College. We meet twice a year to discuss all issues pertaining to the school, and I’ll be sure to report back after the meetings. You can access additional information about the Alumni Council here.

In particular, there will be discussions of the Moving Dartmouth Forward program announced by President Hanlon last January. The issues he was dealing with were campus high risk drinking, sexual assault and lack of inclusivity. The AC committee I am on, Student Affairs, will be focusing on that program and its vigorous implementation. Any questions or issues you would like to have me raise in this area should be sent to me.

I encourage you to keep in touch.

Best wishes,

Bruce Clark, your Alumni Council representative