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A Man in His Element
In the below video, Jim Kim and rockstar Bono talk to staffers at the World Bank. Kim’s charm offensive is in full swing down in DC, as it was in his first year at the College — before faculty, students and staffers saw through the guy (the alumni never realized that he is no more than a fluent showman).
Kim’s new big thing is the “shocking” data regarding climate change. You have got to hand it to JYK; he really has technique. If you can find a subject about which your audience has little knowledge, you can easily come across as knowledgable yourself. I’d like to see Kim talk seriously about banking to his bankers. That won’t ever happen. He is too clever to take such a risk.
Like Kim’s $100 million budget deficit bogeyman at Dartmouth, at the World Bank Kim has trotted out the alarming figure of a warmed world where average temperatures rise 4°. That’ll get their attention. What a poser.
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…