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Blanchflower on Kim and in the News
Ever the diplomat, at least when he wants to be, Economics Professor Danny Blanchflower filed a report on Bloomberg about Jim Kim’s transition to his likely new job. Bloomberg’s host asked Blanchflower about the view from Hanover on Kim’s administrative abilities. His response:
That’s come in for some criticism amongst people at the campus — perhaps that his mind was on other things. He clearly was interested in global issues. Maybe they felt they wanted more of him… Maybe the way to think of this is that perhaps the consternation at Dartmouth suggests that this, being nominated as President of the World Bank, is perhaps a better match for him than being President of Dartmouth.
Blanchflower is the only person at Dartmouth to receive anywhere near the media attention that the hazing controversy has elicited over the last couple of months. He seems to be keeping pretty good company at Bloomberg News, where he is now introduced as a Contributing Editor, an Adviser to the Boston Fed, and a Professor at a small college in New Hampshire. He also writes the Economics column each Monday for The Independent newspaper, one of the UK’s leading dailies, and a bi-weekly piece in the New Statesman.
In a another report on Bloomberg, Danny praised Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, whom he labels “a modern man” for his efforts to project a warmer, more personal image, and make the Fed seem more transparent. Danny noted that Bernanke is tweeting, putting up a page on YouTube, and that he will soon conduct four classroom sessions at George Washington University with former Dartmouth Economics Professor Maria Lusardi, who decamped for the GW School of Business last year.
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…