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Dartmouth Ranks in U.S. Senate Set to Grow After November Elections

Currently, Dartmouth’s sole representative in the United States Senate is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 (D-NY).  Senator Gillibrand is poised to win her special election to the Senate in November, following her appointment to the Senate to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, now Secretary of State.  It is likely that at least two Dartmouth alumni and perhaps three will join Gillibrand in the United States Senate next January following the November elections. 

First, former Member of Congress, former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and former United States Trade Representative under President George W. Bush, Rob Portman ’78 (R-OH) has a double-digit lead against his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, according to two polls conducted in the past two weeks—Quinnipiac and CNN/Time. Portman also maintains a two-to-one fundraising advantage over Fisher. 

Former Board of Visitor, Leah Daughtry '84 chosen as Convocation Speaker

Dartmouth opened its 241st year with a convocation that featured an address by Leah Daughtry '84, a former member of the Rockefeller Center's Board of Visitors.  Shown here with Center Director Andrew Samwick and Center Associate Director and Senior Fellow Ron Shaiko, Daughtry encouraged the Class of 2014 to learn with "mind, body, and spirit engaged." 


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