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Al Mulley as President?
I am not saying that this is likely, and for me the idea seems uttlerly implausible, but more than a few people in the know have brought up Al Mulley Jr. ‘70’s name as someone gunnin’ to be President. He was instrumental in bringing Jim Kim to the College, and he probably thinks that he could do as good a job as Kim. He’s right. He could. But no better.
Addendum: A senior faculty member weighs in on Mulley:
Mulley, in violation of a basic precept against conflict of interest, accepted a leadership appointment from Jim Kim, whom he helped to elevate to the position of Dartmouth’s President. Mulley was then in an institutional position that the IOM acknowledged, irrespective of Mulley’s actual qualifications in science or medicine (which are nil). This whole affair is corrupt and incestuous.
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…