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September 2008

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

As of today, the Dartmouth College Democrats have admitted defeat in their valiant efforts to obtain a donkey or a horse for display during this fall’s election season. New plan: Dress someone up in a…
I just came across a nice quote by John Edwards: Where I come from, you don’t judge someone’s values based on how they use that word in a political ad. You judge their values based…
Just like the nifty little bicycle delivery example I posted about a few days ago here and the supermarket example here, the free market is making thousands and millions of corrections, modifications, updates, etc in…
Congress is looking in to one of the unintended consequences of affirmative action, the (potential) “mismatch” of expectations for and abilities of students admitted under these preferences programs. Essentially that students admitted with less stringent…

He is wrong on the issue, almost certainly a hypocrite, but I happen to think what Barack Obama is doing with respect to campaign financing is a pretty good thing. The issue is the principle…
Here’s a fascinating little article on the neural and evolutionary underpinnings of mathematical ability, with broad implications for mathematics education. I confess that I have played the Fermi game frequently, and I enjoy it. Here’s…

This just in: The Dartmouth College Democrats are reportedly attempting to obtain a donkey for display during this fall’s election season. I cannot imagine it would be difficult for an organization of means to lay…

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    D Afraid of a Little Competish
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  • 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…
  • August 23, 2009
    Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
    And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
  • May 31, 2009
    Kangaroo Court, Indeed
    In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…

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