Dartmouth's Daily Blog
News, commentary, criticism and praise for the College on the Hill, enlivened with history, culture and travel when we feel so moved.
This is an archived post. Please click here to see the latest entries.
Parking: Share and Share Alike
Why does the faculty care so much about parking? The answer is simple: professors come and go from the campus each day at different times. The arrive to teach a class, or hold office hours, or do research, or meet with colleague and students.
Unlike administrative and maintenance personnel, they don’t work a fixed shift with a beginning and end. Regrettably, the College does not recognize that if profs spend less time on shuttle buses coming in from and going to satellite parking lots, they could do their jobs better. Not only does the College share parking privileges equally among all its personnel (actually, janitors get the best on-campus spots when they arrive at work before 7pm), but many guests at the Hanover Inn get on-campus parking privileges, too. Leadership is about making choices. How do you evaluate the College’s decisions in this area?
Note: A disgruntled faculty member reports:
“I came in at 8 this morning for a late morning class (the only way I could get a parking spot nearby that I needed for all the books I carry). The lot near my building was filled with cars, some of which had out of state plates. I looked more closely at one, and lo and behold, as you reported, it was actually a Hanover Inn placement. This year, the administration tripled monthly parking rates. For what? So that faculty could be more displaced than ever?”
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
Subscribe by Email
This website reflects the personal opinions of its authors. Any e-mails received may be published along with the full name of the sender. If you wish otherwise, please say so.
All content appearing at Dartblog.com should be presumed copyright 2004-2018 its respective bylined author unless otherwise noted or unless linked to original source.