News and Updates

Casual Conversation May 3, 2022 with Steve Adams

On Tuesday, May 3 at 5 pm Eastern Time (US), our classmate Steve Adams will present a detailed examination of the political economy of Greenland.  Oops.  No. He promises to provide a funny and rollicking session about . . .

The Importance of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurements

On February 27th, classmate Bruce Alpert, MD led us in a Casual Conversation about the importance of proper measurement of blood pressure. Here is the core document he shared as part of the event. All of us should read it, and perhaps bring a copy with us to our medical appointments to share with our clinicians:



Coeducation at Dartmouth Program

Here is a link to the Vimeo video of the recent (February 23rd) talk about the history of coeducation at Dartmouth, presented by Peter Carini, the College archivist.

Casual Conversion with Professor Diana Schaub on March 29, 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (US), Professor Diana Schaub will be speaking with us at a Casual Conversation.  Professor Schaub, who teaches at Loyola University of Maryland (just a few miles down Charles Street from where I live), has written a book on three of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches: address before the Springfield Lyceum in 1838, The Gettysburg Address in November 1863 and The Second Inaugural Address in March 1865:  His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation,  St.

Casual Conversation with Professor Kallie Willets '99

It is time to turn away from literature, sports, and religion (and a lot of physicians and lawyers) to take a dive into the world of high-end research chemistry.  Temple University Professor Katherine (Kallie) Willets, Dartmouth Class of ’99, daughter of our classmate and class officer Rick Willets, has agreed to spend an afternoon with us on Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm (Eastern) for a Casual Conversation.  For those who claim the heritage of a liberal education, we owe it to ourselves to explore and understand both cultures, the sciences and the humanities.  O

Update from George Pinkham

George Pinkham sends along this note and photo:

"Last October, I had dinner with Jane Bataille and her husband Michel Bataille on a glorious sunny day and Michel took this picture of Jane and me.

Announcing our 75th Birthday Party

Dartmouth College
Class of 1969

75th Birthday Celebration
June 20-22, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022:

  • 2:00 PM: DOC House opens for an afternoon of socializing and relaxation with classmates.
  • 5:30 PM: Beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres at DOC House.
  • 7:00 PM: 75th Birthday Dinner at DOC House.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022:

Casual Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Jefferson March 14, 2022

Dr. Rebecca J.W. Jefferson has kindly agreed to be our guest for a Casual Conversation, sponsored by the Jewish Culture Group chaired by Bruce Alpert, on Monday, March 14 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.  She is the Curator of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida (Gainesville).   What brought her to our attention was an advertisement in the Times Literary Supplement by the publisher I.B.

Casual Conversation with Lisa Adams, MD March 7th, 2022

Due to the good offices of our classmate Nick Perencevich, Lisa V. Adams, M.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, has agreed to be our guest for a Casual Conversation on Monday, March 7 at 4:30 pm.
If you wish to join us for the hour of her time that Dr. Adams has generously given us, please email by close of business on Friday, March 4.

Casual Conversation: Bruce Alpert and Peter Elias on staying healthy

On Sunday, February 27 at 3 pm Eastern Standard Time, our classmates Bruce Alpert and Peter Elias will host on Zoom a casual conversation on approaches to staying healthy.  Their description is below.  This discussion overlaps in significant ways with the casual conversation with Dick Glovsky and John Isaacson on how to be active and engaged in retirement.  One way, of course, to stay engaged and healthier thereby is stay in touch with your classmates.


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