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DDS (Unwittingly) Reports Record Profits
The LinkedIn page belonging to Dave Newlove, Director of Dartmouth Dining Services, has unwittingly spilled the beans on DDS’ true profitability. As you can see highlighted in yellow below, Newlove boast of some pretty impressive results over the past three years:
● Developed and completed aggressive restructuring program of Dartmouth’s Dining Services resulting in a record setting $1.3 million in net income in the 2010/11 fiscal year. $900 thousand in fiscal year 2009/10.
● Despite the economic recession, Dartmouth’s Dining Services experienced record profit, sales and customer counts during the last three fiscal years.
What to make of this? The answer is simple. Despite comments to the contrary, a great deal of Jim Kim’s vaunted budget reforms are coming out of the hides of students: tuition, room, parking fees, and dining costs have all been raised sharply in order to increase revenues at the College. DDS is not losing money at all. It just hasn’t been making enough to subsidize other wasteful areas of the College’s operations, like outrageously high wages and benefits for the still-bloated staff. With the most recent changes to dining plans at DDS, Dave Newlove’s LinkedIn page is sure to report even higher profits next year.
How long will students accept being lied to by various members of the Kim administration? As we have seen, the faculty’s patience has run out.
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…
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…