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After a ploddingly ineffective and financially disastrous Jim Wright, an all-glitz-all-the-time Jim Kim, and IP “Footnote” Folt, let’s hope for an effective President in Phil Hanlon ‘77, along the lines of Yale’s outgoing leader Rick Levin.
We need a President who can solve problems big and small, and most importantly, choose a staff of senior administrators who can do the same. President Hanlon (such is my hopefulness and respect for his previous achievements that I will call him “President” from now on, not “President-elect”) comes to the College at a truly critical moment: we are not at an “inflection point”; rather, we need a President who can stop an accelerating slide.
Addendum: A member of the faculty takes issue with one comment above:
We do not “need a president who can solve problems big and small.” We need a president who can tell the difference. It looks like we will soon have one.
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)
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 interviews, a review of…
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…