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Kim Takes College to the Limit
As if close to $3.0 million of salary over three years for Jim Kim — and the utter invisibility of Mrs. Kim — were not enough, the Kims couldn’t leave town without a his and hers pair of honorary degrees. Curiously, the College’s website doesn’t note them, nor is Steve Mandel’s speech mentioned on the Commencement website. I guess the idea was a last minute one. See the below at 1:45:00 and 148:20 for the Kims’ matched set of Dartmouth parchments.
Even The D’s pre-packaged story profiling the honorary degree recipients had no mention of degrees for the Kims.
Addendum: A faculty member writes in:
In the case of Mrs. Kim, it was disgusting. No one has ever seen this women. Rumor has it that she never changed the license plate on her car from Massachusetts. To honor her this way was a kick in the face to the many devoted first ladies of Dartmouth.
You know, at some point in life, resumé-stuffing should become less important to a man than dignity — and respect for an institution like Dartmouth College.
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…