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November 2012

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Friday, November 2, 2012

After carefully considering Yesuto Shaw’s brave D piece about his own hazing, Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson has commented on the issue. She only needed two weeks to come up with a hard-hitting response….
When Northwestern’s President Morton Schapiro wrote to NU alumni about Hurricane Sandy on November 1 at 3am, his communication did not pass unnoticed. IP Folt, in her usual dynamic fashion, wrote a letter, too. It…
Our newest Trustee, save for a likely unanimous vote this afternoon by the Alumni Council and the wasteful and costly formality of a one-candidate election in the spring, is Mitch Kurz ‘73, formerly the CEO…
The College’s Public Affairs office breathlessly reported that the Princeton Review gave us a high rating for Dartmouth’s quality of life. But why didn’t Public Affairs give us Princeton Review’s other ratings, too? Two conclusions:…

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