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To the Med School: Don’t Worry
The folks up at Geisel know that Doctor Kim was more interested in them than in the rest of Dartmouth combined. As a result, Search Committee Chair Bill Helman thinks they need a fair bit of reassuring, now that the College is on its way to having a President who has his heart with undergrads (or at least we hope):
From: Geisel_Faculty Mail List
On Behalf Of Geisel Administration
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:05 AM
Subject: Letter From Bill Helman And Alan Green
We could not be more excited about yesterday’s announcement that Phil Hanlon will be the next Dartmouth President - and what that means for all of Dartmouth, including Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
As members of the Presidential Search Committee, we spent many hours talking to Phil. He impressed us enormously with his appreciation for the role of medicine, biomedical science, and health care delivery systems within a research university and their importance to Dartmouth.
As the University of Michigan Provost and a member of the Board of Michigan’s Hospitals and Health Centers, Phil has had an intimate, bird’s-eye view of the workings of a major research university with a strong medical school and academic medical center. Just this year, he’s been involved in a number of significant new initiatives at U-Mich., including the establishment of a Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and a new fellowship program focused on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.
Phil is truly one of our own, and his deep understanding of what we do and why we do it will continue to support the success of all of us in the Dartmouth biomedical/health care world.
Phil and his wife Gail will be on campus on January 11 for a welcome celebration. We hope you get the chance to meet him then.
William Helman IV
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Trustee Dartmouth College
Chair, Board of Overseers, Geisel School of Medicine
Alan I. Green
Member, Presidential Search Committee
Raymond Sobel Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine
Director, SYNERGY: Dartmouth Center for Clinical and Translational Science
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…