Monday, September 21, 2009

Health NGO Giants Lecture Dartmouth Freshmen

Tracy Kidder's "Mountains Beyond Mountains" was the required freshmen reading book for the summer before the Class of 2009 (me) arrived at Dartmouth College. The book is about the amazing health work done in Haiti by Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, and Jim Kim's NGO, "Partners in Health." During orientation, we all attended a prominent geography professor's lecture about the book.

Mountains Beyond Mountains is also the book for the Class of 2013, but do they get a professor's leture? Nope. The little knuckleheads get a panel of Dahl, Farmer, and new Dartmouth president Kim. Wow; lucky twits. Worst class ever.

Dahl, btw, is the daughter of my favorite childhood author, Roald Dahl. Wow.

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