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A Note on Sources — Thank You
There are plenty of people in the Dartmouth administration who know the truth — honest people who cannot abide by the dishonesty of senior leaders who would prefer to lie rather that admit that bad decisions were made, oversight was lacking, and people who should be held responsible are getting off scott free. I am grateful to my sources; they take real risks in sending me information that would otherwise remain hidden from public understanding.
Of course, Dartblog seeks corroboration for any claim that it receives, no matter how well documented. We have ample ways, in this marvelous age of freely available information, to confirm claims like the creation of a new endowment office in Boston, or the risky throwing about of the College’s working capital, or the splurging on redecorated Provostial offices, or the real reasons why the swim dock was closed and then re-opened. The administration actively seeks to hide these wasteful and embarrassing episodes, but unless someone displays them in the light of day, they will be repeated .
Perhaps you are in a position to anonymously share information about incompetence or malfeasance at the College? There is an easy way to do this: simply set up a pseudonymous e-mail about with Gmail or some other service, and then write to me. There is no need to tell me who you are. However, if you do choose to reveal your identity, of course, that information will remain between you and me. Together we can shine sunlight into dark, hidden corners of the College, and in doing so, improve Dartmouth by taking her out of the hands of people who are content to use our school for their own selfish ends.
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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