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Kim Surges Forward
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
China enlists World Bank to help deal with urban migration
Li Keqiang, set to become China’s premier in March, asked the World Bank to help undertake a study on urbanization to help deal with the migration of more than a fifth of its population from the countryside…
“He asked us to get engaged in the study quickly and he wants the study to help form his own strategic approach to urbanization,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said at a press briefing in Beijing today at the end of his first official visit to China since becoming head of the Washington-based lender in July…
“There’s no question that the premier and the new regime wants [sic] to surge forward in a strategic, evidence-based way,” Kim said. “This is why we are going to tackle this massive study and do it very quickly.”
Surge forward in a strategic, evidence-based way?
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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