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Dartmouth Hires Diana Pearson, Martha Stewart Vet, as V.P. Communications
Dartmouth’s new public relations guru, Diana Pearson. She is formerly of TIME, Newsweek, and Martha Stewart.
Holding forth on its specious view that the problem is the medium, not the message, Dartmouth College has just hired a seasoned public relations expert as its Vice President for Communications, a job held by Bill Walker until the constitution was defeated and by Sheila Culbert until she elected to leave the administration to run a preparatory school.
Diana Pearson, who formerly worked for TIME, Newsweek, and most recently for Martha Stewart Omnimedia in New York, will be anointed the doyenne of 7 Lebanon Street in March of this year. She will oversee the College’s public relations efforts, which at the moment are focused on the court case regarding democracy and parity on the Board of Trustees, James Wright’s legacy, the upcoming Association of Alumni election, the presidential search, and several other matters.
As in the past, one may expect Ms. Pearson to be aided by hired hands in Washington and New York on an as-needed basis.
Ms. Pearson was a brand extentionist at her other outfits—not, I am given to understand, a crisis manager. It will be fascinating to see how Dartmouth’s extensive output of P.R. material transmogrifies as she takes up her role and faces the force of democratic action, free debate among students and alumni, and the brunt of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire, which is not, at the moment, very popular with the College administration.
UPDATE: The official press release is now up.
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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