Monday, June 13, 2016

Here And There

Dartmouth Now has some interesting numbers out of commencement including the states where the most graduating seniors were from (New York, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey) and the top majors (economics, government, engineering sciences, history, and computer science).

After a beautiful morning the skies darkened, the temperature fell and the wind picked up, but at least it didn't rain during the ceremony. Human rights advocate and Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee was the speaker.
Chicago Now has a "Getting To Know" feature about newest Bear quarterback Dalyn Williams and to his credit when the former Big Green standout was asked to provide a "Fun fact about you that nobody knows," he came through. His answer? "I thoroughly enjoy cooking." Yup, I did not know that ;-)
Incoming Dartmouth quarterback Jake Pallotta is one of six finalists for the Canton (Ohio) Repository Athlete of the Year. (LINK) Former Dallas Cowboy great Michael Irvin will be the guest speaker when the winner is revealed tomorrow night. From the capsule on Pallotta:
Graduated from Jackson with 10 varsity letters and a 4.3 grade-point average, helping school to Federal League titles in basketball and baseball this season, with the Polar Bears winning a third straight district title and earning national rankings on the diamond.
Accounted for 21 TDs and 2,410 yards of offense as a quarterback in football, the sport he will play at Dartmouth, and selected first team all-county.
The Acadiana Advocate in Louisiana has a story about State Rep Neil Abramson, yet another former Dartmouth football player in politics. Of Abramson, who the story says has rankled his fellow legislators, the story writes:
No one questions Abramson’s intelligence and his résumé. He grew up in Gonzales and graduated from Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, where he was something of a golden boy. He quarterbacked the football team — while lettering in four sports — and was the senior class president and salutatorian.
From Episcopal, Abramson went to Dartmouth, where he excelled in his studies and played free safety on the football team. Afterward, he returned to Louisiana to attend law school at LSU, where he was first in his class and editor of the law review. In 1993, he moved to New Orleans, the city where he was born.
Abramson '89, lettered for the Big Green as a senior.