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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.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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