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The D Rarely Fails to Disappoint
For some reason, The D included the follwing story today in its news roundup:
Perhaps it was a slow news day, but does anyone really care if BU joins some organization, no matter how prestigious?
However while the College’s paper of record was on the case, readers might have been interested to learn about the Ivy schools’ status in the Association of American Universities. But no, there was nothing in The D about that subject. Nonetheless, it turns out that some of the Ivies are longstanding members: Harvard (1900), Yale (1900), Princeton (1900), Cornell (1900), Brown (1933), Penn (1900) and Columbia (1900). Only one Ivy school does not make the cut, as this space has already reported; I guess that it’s a research university in all but name and at least one other aspect.
Seems like a job for the Folt PR juggernaut.
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…