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Is This Any Way to Treat Friends?
And I will personally do my best to dispel the persistent myth that increased Friends giving prompts the College to reduce institutional support…
The issue of the honest disposition of Friends’ gifts also came up in August of last year when Loren McGean ‘92 ended her family’s longstanding relationship with the College’s perennial national champion figure skating team. She delicately stated at the time that the College had not been transparent in its accounting of the use of gifts by Friends of Dartmouth Figure Skating.
This page has no opinion on how Friends funds have been disbursed in the past or whether giving by Friends has lead to reduced budgetary contributions from the College to the football and skating teams. But we can note that the question is much discussed among donors to the College’s athletics programs.
President Kim has his work cut out for him in restoring the credibility of the Dartmouth adminstration among Friends of Dartmouth Sports.
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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