Dartmouth Medical School Named for Dr. Seuss and Wife (The Boston Globe)


On April 4, Dartmouth announced the naming of its medical school in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel. Theodor “Ted” Geisel, known worldwide as the author and illustrator “Dr. Seuss,” was a Dartmouth graduate of the Class of 1925. The recipient of an honorary degree from Dartmouth in 2000, Audrey Geisel was a nurse, working at Cambridge City Hospital in Massachusetts, among others. Their generosity to Dartmouth renders the Geisel family the most significant philanthropist in Dartmouth’s history.

In an article detailing the naming of the Geisel School of Medicine, The Boston Globe points to the remarks of Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim. “Ted Geisel lived out the Dartmouth ethos of thinking differently and creatively to illuminate the world’s challenges and the opportunities for understanding and surmounting them. . . Audrey and Ted Geisel have cared deeply for this institution, and we are enormously proud to announce this lasting partnership,” says Kim.

Founded in 1797, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is the fourth-oldest medical school in the United States. The Geisel’s philanthropy will amplify support for medical students as they progress on the path to becoming physicians and scientists and accelerate the research aspirations of faculty.

Read the full story, published 4/4/12 by The Boston Globe.

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