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The Right Honorable President Folt
Alumni Council representatives are now circulating the below canned paragraph to explain how IP Folt is permitted to call herself President:
President Folt acknowledges that she is in an interim role, and writes and speaks about her position as such. Her time in office will be from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The Board of Trustees decided that during the full year that she has been asked to lead Dartmouth, traveling around the world and the country representing us all, her title should be President Carol Folt. As she travels around the world and the country it serves the College better to have her introduced as President Folt. The situation is interim but the title is not. In honor of her extraordinary knowledge of the College and her lifelong service to Dartmouth, the board is confident that the title of President Folt is appropriate during this year long transition. It was a decision of the Board of Trustees to support her work and the College with this title.
“Extraordinary knowledge” and “lifelong service,” indeed. As I have said before, we’ll know if our next President is of the necessary quality by how quickly Carol Folt is hustled back to her lab. If she is given a senior post in the next administration, the College will continue to drift.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
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…