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The Athletics Department on the Move
I never cease to enjoy the progress that AD Harry Sheehy is making over in Athletics. He is showing up the rest of the administration, which continues to drift and follow trends set by other schools. I can’t repeat the point enough: the quality of the people in charge is the most important factor in the quality of an institution.
The D reports on Sheehy’s new programs (Dartmouth is now at the top of the Division I NCAA Academic Progress Rate) and the College’s upgraded sports medicine service (two new medical personnel and two new athletic trainers). One error in The D’s latter piece: the newly named head of Sports Medicine is my classmate Charlie Carr ‘79 (not “Tarr” as The D had it).
Addendum: There is talk of a new fieldhouse/training center near Scully-Fahey field. With the departure of Linda Snyder, let’s hope that the building’s design and cost are both intelligent.
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…