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Seven students were awarded Tanner Fellowships for 2009, encouraging students "to enlarge their capacities to make a positive and creative mark on the world by enabling them to design and pursue educational experiences not otherwise available to them."

The Tanner Fellowship was first awarded in 1995; to date, 55 have been awarded. It was created by the friends and family of Tanner Cornwell, late son of Grant '79 and Peg Cornwell '79, to honor the memory of Tanner, whose short but extraordinary life touched many people. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $2,500 and projects must be completed by March of the year following the time of the award. Fellows give campus presentations on their projects.

For more information on the Tanner Fellowship and previous projects, visit the Web site.

The Tanner Fellowships awarded in 2009, with a description of the projects, are:
Rachel Burke '10
Environmental Studies and economics major from Hudson, NY

Project: Small-Scale Agriculture and Industrial Agriculture; Objective Measures in Comparing
Quality
Melin Cokaygil '11
Global studies major from Turkey

Project: An Ethnographic Field Study of Kurds in Southeastem Turkey
Tandazani Dhlakama '11
Fine arts and government major from Zimbabwe

Project: Shona Sculpture: How Political Developments in Zimbabwe Have Directed the Artist's Chisel

Leah Farrar '11
English and fine arts major from Pittsford, NY

Project: “Take a Bite”: Writing the Gothic Fairy Tale

Fernando Gomez '11
Fine arts major from Bronx, NY

Project: Home is Where the Heart is: Examining Issues of Indian Identity through Indigenous and Colonial Architecture

Khadeeja Hamid '11
Global studies and economics major from Maldives

Project: Reconceptualizing Development in Rural India

William Mosenthal '11
Biology major from Norwich, VT

Project: Internship in physiology lab at Dartmouth Medical School, research in respiration control
 
Posted May 5, 2009

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