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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.
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…