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J. Alan Groves 75 Th76, who established and led the Hebrew Institute at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pa., since 1986, died February 5 after a year-long battle with cancer. The seminary re-named the institute the J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research two months before his death. He earned his B.A. and B.E. from Dartmouth and an M.A.R. (1981) and Th.M. (1983) from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he then spent his career. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Elizabeth; children Rebeckah, Eowyn, Alden, and Alasdair and his wife, Lauren; his parents; and siblings Warren, Jill, and Bryan.

Ashley Muller 90 Th91 died November 18, 2006, after being struck by a car while walking near his home in Cape Town, South Africa. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Lewis) ’89, his parents, brother, many relatives, colleagues, and friends. He graduated from secondary school in Cape Town and then earned a B.S. and a B.E. from Dartmouth. As a college student, he was committed to persuading Dartmouth to divest its endowment holdings in apartheid South Africa. He worked in civil and environmental engineering for 10 years before returning home in 2001 to pursue post-graduate studies at the University of Cape Town. He was passionate about researching and implementing ways to improve public health through the provision of clean, potable water. His wife, Sarah, writes, “Ashley was known to family, friends and colleagues as a critical thinker, brilliant scientist, an eternal optimist, a teacher and as a thoughtful, giving friend.”

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