Former Dartmouth president Freedman dies at 70

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Dartmouth College announced Tuesday afternoon that James Freedman, fifteenth president of the school, has died at age 70.

Freedman died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after a long struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Dartmouth President James Wright said that in Freedman’s 11 years as president, he extended the college’s commitment to providing a premier liberal arts program to excellent graduate schools.

Freedman, who preceded Wright as Dartmouth president, served between 1987 and 1998. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Freedman led the most comprehensive overhaul of the Dartmouth curriculum in more than 70 years and achieved gender parity, according to the college’s Web site.

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