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A Note on Sources — Thank You

Whistleblower.jpgThere 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.


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