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Hanover Like Everywhere Else
The installation of Starbucks’ green awnings marks a new step in the nationalization of Main Street. For many years, Hanover’s town fathers had an unwritten policy against chain stores; generations of students bought blazers and chinos at Campion’s (as in the arena), where the Gap (soon to be J. Crew) now stands. Talbots on Lebanon Street was the next national to arrive. And after a Starbucks beachhead was successful inside the Dartmouth Bookstore (once locally owned, too, and now part of a chain — Barnes & Noble?), the Seattle powerhouse is now opening up in the former Dartmouth National Bank building, where I had an account as a freshman in 1975. Will McDonald’s be next?
Addendum: As foot traffic moves ever further down Main Street (to Morano Gelato, for example), the wisdom of having a Post Office sorting station and its attendant parking lot on Hanover’s main thoroughfare seems more than debatable.
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…