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Fighting to Be the Highest Cost School
The Campus Grotto blog has come out with its annual Most Expensive Colleges edition. Guess which school in low-cost, rural New Hampshire made the top ten when tuition, room and board, and fees are cumulated? The other schools leading the list are in the NYC area (4), Philadelphia (1), Chicago (1), Connecticut (1) and California (2). Where would you get the best value on a three-bedroom house with a yard?
Curiously enough, when only tuition and fees are in the mix, we didn’t make the top ten (we are #11). What does that tell you? Only one thing: that DDS is a rip-off. But then students know that.
How clever of our MBA Trustees. They have figured out that they can keep tuition a little lower if they jack up the cost of mealplans and make having one mandatory. Now you know how they made their dough.
Addendum: As anyone on financial aid knows, aid to tuition is more generous than aid for room and board. They gotcha again!
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…