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Thom Hogan – 2009 Nikon Predictions

2009 Nikon Predictions
Worth perusing if you are drooling over expensive DSLRS…and something of a misnomer as Thom opines on Canon and Sony and others too.

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6/15 World Business Forum – Tokyo

I will be attending the World Business Forum in Tokyo on June 15th organized by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (my alma mater.)
This year’s conference is on China and how to succeed in China, with specific panel discussions on risk management, supply chain challenges, and how to succeed in China.
If you plan to be there as well, please leave a comment.

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Dartmouth: responsible investing

Justin Ruben ’95 has a powerful op-ed in The Dartmouth on the topic of responsible investing and the trend for universities to invest via hedge funds, which often obscure their investment vehicles.

As institutional investors who collectively control almost $200 billion of assets, colleges and universities play a major role in the global economy. Students need to come together on the Dartmouth campus and many others to debate how we can reconcile college and university investment strategies with the values at the core of the Academy. But first, we need more disclosure about where our monies are invested, so we can ascertain the facts on which that debate must be based.

I worked with Justin and many others to convince the trustees to divest from their investments in the Hydro-Quebec project my first year. I am glad to see Justin is reminding the Dartmouth community of their responsibilities.
The Dartmouth Online -Responsible Investing – by Justin Ruben

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Dartmouth, WiFi, WLAN

Back when I went to school, we didnt have no wireless lan, no Windows PCs, no Ethernet, no web browsers. We used gopher and we liked it, dammit!
Kids these days…don’t remember the days before the Intarweb…when we had to write papers by hand! with quills! on paper we made in our sinks! (ok, not really true, but sounds good, eh?)

Dartmouth College over the next 18 months plans to expand its campuswide wireless LAN to serve as the primary backbone for providing students, faculty members and administrative workers with data, telephony and video services.
That will require the school’s IT staff to triple the number of wireless access points installed on the Hanover, N.H., campus to about 1,500 devices, said Brad Noblet, director of technical services at Dartmouth. The most affordable way to do so, he added, is by using inexpensive access points that are managed by a central switch.

Sidebar: Dartmouth Looks to Expand WLAN, Beef Up Bandwidth [Computerworld.com]

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Michael Arad, architect

Michael was at Dartmouth at the same time I was and we were acquaintances through some mutual friends. He also worked at KPF, (Kohn, Pedersen, Fox) where another friend of mine was working, when I ran into him on the streets of NYC maybe a year ago.
I am happy to hear his work was recognized for the memorial. Congratulations Mike!
Public Lives: Out of Monumental Loss, a Park Like No Other [nytimes.com]