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The Senior Class Gift Pads the Numbers
Enthusiastic expressions of thanks for giving to the Senior Class Gift are going out to undergraduates who have not contributed any money as a protest against the Kim/Folt administration’s fecklessness. Such behavior puts the entire Class Gift effort into question.
From: Jamila C. Ma
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Subject: Thank You and Final SCG Giveaway Pickup
Thank you so much to all you [sic] made generous contributions to the 2012 Senior Class Gift.
With your help and 80% of your fellow ’12s contributing, we were able to…
Outgoing Student Assembly President Max Yoeli’s column in The D, Image Over Impact, referred to the media-driven focus of the Kim administration. I’d go further: Kim gave the example that looking good was more important than the truth. That message seems to have filtered down to the nether levels of the administration, who are feeding students “data” of dubious quality.
Addendum: The College carries on something of a tradition in the above vein. During the nine years that I funded the Departmental Editing Program, I was repeatedly told that my contributions were not to be counted as part of the then-ongoing capital campaign — they were a targeted gift. Then, lo and behold, as the campaign reached its “successful” end, I received a letter congratulating me on being one of its 1,111 most important contributors. What a happy surprise. I guess that I was giving to the capital campaign the whole time after all.
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…