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President Phil Speaks
Phil Hanlon presents himself in this College-produced video:
And here he speaks about budget issues to Michigan undergrads:
His speaking style is workmanlike, but he seems thorough and direct. His talk above is blessedly free of jargon and bureaucratese.
Addendum: In this story in the Education News, Hanlon seemed to stick to his guns in the dismissal for academic reasons of a grad student who was involved in union-organizing efforts.
Addendum: An alumnus in a senior scientific position reports that friends in the field of higher math believe that Hanlon is a first-class scholar. His list of publications is extensive. For example, if you have an interest in Some combinatorial aspects of the spectra of normally distributed random matrices, our new President is the go-to guy.
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…