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Nor’Easter

A cavalry of wind and rain has run the electricity (and not a few tree branches) clean out of Hanover. Blogging will be a bit slow. In the meanwhile, update your beliefs about climate change per Robert Hansen. Or, if you have not yet voted in this Trustee election—and you want to seriously consider the substantive issues—have a look at this op-ed about Dartmouth’s wayward spending priorities. Jacob Baron ‘10 writes: “Where are Dartmouth ‘s priorities? Do we want more faculty? If we do, we ‘re doing horribly. Sure, we have seen small gains over the past decade. But on ‘top priorities,’ small gains are just not good enough.”

I have been intending for too long to do a few posts about the unacceptable budget bloat here at Dartmouth—as well as its negative effect on the educational mission. I will try and get to at least one of those posts this evening.

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