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  • Edward.J.Tracey@valley.net
    I pass by Dartmouth Medical School on the way to my (relatively) new job, and it will be interesting to see if they change the signs to reflect the new name.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 5, 2012
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      I pass by Dartmouth Medical School on the way to my (relatively) new job, and
      it will be interesting to see if they change the signs to reflect the new name.
      Even if not - I have always considered Dr. Seuss to be my 'real' pediatrician.


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      Dartmouth College has named its medical school after a famous alum: Theodor
      'Ted' Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School
      of Medicine has been named after the couple who has become the school's most
      significant philanthropist family in its history, according to a release
      Wednesday. A 1925 Dartmouth graduate, during his time he served as the
      editor-in-chief to the school's humour magazine, The Jack-O-Lantern, and was
      also a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. A perhaps rebellious student
      in his time at Dartmouth as well, Mr Geisel's tenure as editor-in-chief at the
      Jack-O-Lantern ended abruptly after caught throwing a drinking party with
      friends that went against both prohibition laws and school policy. That
      resulting ban from extracurricular activities, however, which included his
      position with the magazine, produced the famous pseudonym of 'Seuss' credited
      to his then-on masked contribution.
      --------------------------------------------------


      DMS renamed for Geisel family
      By Angie Cho, The Dartmouth Staff
      Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012
      http://thedartmouth.com/2012/04/05/news/geisel/print

      Dartmouth Medical School has been renamed the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School
      of Medicine in honor of Theodor Geisel i25, better known as world-famous
      childrenis book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, and his widow Audrey Geisel,
      the College announced Wednesday. While the new name honors a long-standing
      relationship with and the generosity of the Geisel estate, the news has been
      met with mixed responses from students and faculty.

      The medical schoolis renaming has been a long process, with the idea first
      considered under the administration of former College President James Wright,
      according to Director of Media Relations Justin Anderson. The change will honor
      the Geisel familyis continuing financial support of the College, according to a
      College press release.

      iThe Geisels are long-time Dartmouth supporters, and at this point they are the
      most generous philanthropists to Dartmouth in the history of the College,i
      Anderson said.

      Anderson said the medical school faculty was ielated,i describing how Geisel
      School Dean Wiley Souba was iinundatedi with positive feedback from faculty and
      community members.

      Psychiatry professor Alexander de Nesnera said he approved of the schoolis
      decision to honor the people who have helped educate medical students through
      their philanthropy. Others, such as professor of medicine and hematologist and
      oncologist Thomas Davis, were more ambivalent about the news. iIt seems that
      naming of institutions, sports stadiums, parks, et cetera, for major donors is
      becoming the standard,i Davis said. iI donit really like that because in a way,
      itis another piece of evidence that large amounts of capital are in control.i

      Other community members questioned the decision to rename the medical school
      after a prominent literary figure. iThe new name seems to detract from the
      esteem of the medical school,i Harry Gates i14 said. iI read in the email that
      it was because of a generous donation, but I think the Geisel name would be
      better suited for a library or the English department.i

      Some students were surprised and by the name change and said they were
      originally skeptical of the campus-wide email sent by Steve Mandel, the chair
      of the Board of Trustees, at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning. iI was
      really impressed with the elaborate prank, with the blitz from Steve Mandel and
      everything, until I realized it was serious,i Samantha Merwin i13 said.

      Anderson defended the name change by explaining that the imarriagei between the
      Geisels and the medical school was iperfect.i iTheodor Geisel spent his life
      devoted to improving the welfare of others, and Audrey Geisel was a trained
      nurse and a health care official,i Anderson said. iI think that this is a
      wonderful match.i

      The timing of the name change is not related to the recent positive media the
      medical school has received so far this year, including a 29-place jump in the
      U.S. News and World Report primary care rankings, according to Anderson.
      Rather, Anderson said he believes the change is an extension of the excitement
      and forward momentum Souba has brought to the school.

      The rise in the medical schoolis rankings marks a step toward the goals of the
      20x20 strategic plan, designed to place the medical school among the nationis
      top 20 medical schools by 2020. Using the planis recommendations, which were
      instituted in June, faculty and administrators hope to improve the schoolis
      research program, curriculum and relationship with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
      Center.

      The press release stated that the renaming of DMS will iamplify support for
      medical students as they progress on the path to becoming physicians and
      scientists and accelerate the research aspirations of faculty.i

      Davis admitted that despite his skepticism, he has always admired the
      humanistic and positive morals in the stories of Dr. Seuss.

      iIn honor of Dr. Seuss, I think all physicians and medical policymakers should
      read eYertle the Turtle,ii Davis said. iWe have a lot to learn from eYertle the
      Turtlei when the medical profession is besieged by interests that do not align
      with the traditions of medicine.i
    • Michael Newman
      What s the new job? ... Buffin ________________________________ From: Edward.J.Tracey@valley.net To: EddieEvents@yahoogroups.com
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 5, 2012
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        What's the new job?

        :)
        Buffin



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        I pass by Dartmouth Medical School on the way to my (relatively) new job, and
        it will be interesting to see if they change the signs to reflect the new name.
        Even if not - I have always considered Dr. Seuss to be my 'real' pediatrician.

        ---------------------------------------------------
        Dartmouth College has named its medical school after a famous alum: Theodor
        'Ted' Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School
        of Medicine has been named after the couple who has become the school's most
        significant philanthropist family in its history, according to a release
        Wednesday. A 1925 Dartmouth graduate, during his time he served as the
        editor-in-chief to the school's humour magazine, The Jack-O-Lantern, and was
        also a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. A perhaps rebellious student
        in his time at Dartmouth as well, Mr Geisel's tenure as editor-in-chief at the
        Jack-O-Lantern ended abruptly after caught throwing a drinking party with
        friends that went against both prohibition laws and school policy. That
        resulting ban from extracurricular activities, however, which included his
        position with the magazine, produced the famous pseudonym of 'Seuss' credited
        to his then-on masked contribution.
        --------------------------------------------------

        DMS renamed for Geisel family
        By Angie Cho, The Dartmouth Staff
        Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012
        http://thedartmouth.com/2012/04/05/news/geisel/print

        Dartmouth Medical School has been renamed the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School
        of Medicine in honor of Theodor Geisel i25, better known as world-famous
        childrenis book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, and his widow Audrey Geisel,
        the College announced Wednesday. While the new name honors a long-standing
        relationship with and the generosity of the Geisel estate, the news has been
        met with mixed responses from students and faculty.

        The medical schoolis renaming has been a long process, with the idea first
        considered under the administration of former College President James Wright,
        according to Director of Media Relations Justin Anderson. The change will honor
        the Geisel familyis continuing financial support of the College, according to a
        College press release.

        iThe Geisels are long-time Dartmouth supporters, and at this point they are the
        most generous philanthropists to Dartmouth in the history of the College,i
        Anderson said.

        Anderson said the medical school faculty was ielated,i describing how Geisel
        School Dean Wiley Souba was iinundatedi with positive feedback from faculty and
        community members.

        Psychiatry professor Alexander de Nesnera said he approved of the schoolis
        decision to honor the people who have helped educate medical students through
        their philanthropy. Others, such as professor of medicine and hematologist and
        oncologist Thomas Davis, were more ambivalent about the news. iIt seems that
        naming of institutions, sports stadiums, parks, et cetera, for major donors is
        becoming the standard,i Davis said. iI donit really like that because in a way,
        itis another piece of evidence that large amounts of capital are in control.i

        Other community members questioned the decision to rename the medical school
        after a prominent literary figure. iThe new name seems to detract from the
        esteem of the medical school,i Harry Gates i14 said. iI read in the email that
        it was because of a generous donation, but I think the Geisel name would be
        better suited for a library or the English department.i

        Some students were surprised and by the name change and said they were
        originally skeptical of the campus-wide email sent by Steve Mandel, the chair
        of the Board of Trustees, at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning. iI was
        really impressed with the elaborate prank, with the blitz from Steve Mandel and
        everything, until I realized it was serious,i Samantha Merwin i13 said.

        Anderson defended the name change by explaining that the imarriagei between the
        Geisels and the medical school was iperfect.i iTheodor Geisel spent his life
        devoted to improving the welfare of others, and Audrey Geisel was a trained
        nurse and a health care official,i Anderson said. iI think that this is a
        wonderful match.i

        The timing of the name change is not related to the recent positive media the
        medical school has received so far this year, including a 29-place jump in the
        U.S. News and World Report primary care rankings, according to Anderson.
        Rather, Anderson said he believes the change is an extension of the excitement
        and forward momentum Souba has brought to the school.

        The rise in the medical schoolis rankings marks a step toward the goals of the
        20x20 strategic plan, designed to place the medical school among the nationis
        top 20 medical schools by 2020. Using the planis recommendations, which were
        instituted in June, faculty and administrators hope to improve the schoolis
        research program, curriculum and relationship with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
        Center.

        The press release stated that the renaming of DMS will iamplify support for
        medical students as they progress on the path to becoming physicians and
        scientists and accelerate the research aspirations of faculty.i

        Davis admitted that despite his skepticism, he has always admired the
        humanistic and positive morals in the stories of Dr. Seuss.

        iIn honor of Dr. Seuss, I think all physicians and medical policymakers should
        read eYertle the Turtle,ii Davis said. iWe have a lot to learn from eYertle the
        Turtlei when the medical profession is besieged by interests that do not align
        with the traditions of medicine.i



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