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Financial Reporting: Ever Slower
Dartmouth’s fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30, so the Controller has now had well over four months to pull things together and publish the financial statements for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Below are the various dates of publication for the accounts over the past decade. It seems that despite computerized accounting and other modern efficiencies, it takes the College longer and longer each year to release its results.
One would almost think that the Trustees are shooting for mid-November this year to release the financials, after The D stops publishing for the Xmas break. In that way, the College’s accounts will escape the immediate scrutiny of the Dartmouth community. Nah, they wouldn’t really do that, would they?
Lest the administration seek to justify its sloppy tardiness with the proposition that producing accounts is increasingly complicated, keep in mind that the College is in the same regulatory environment as our Ivy sister schools. Though we have the smallest Ivy budget after Brown (whose financials came out on October 29), and we are the least complicated Ivy from a financial standpoint (fewest students), last year Dartmouth released its audited financials later than any other Ivy League school except for Princeton. Perhaps this year we are trying to be the worst of the best.
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…