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IP Folt: Party Organizer

From today’s D web edition:

As interim president, Folt said she has enjoyed her daily interactions with students and leading the College’s strategic planning efforts that will directly affect the institution’s future. In the upcoming months, her primary focus will be on organizing events that celebrate the 40th anniversaries of coeducation at Dartmouth, the passage of Title IX, the formation of the College’s Native American Studies program and the founding of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association.

Seems a good match between skills and responsibility. I wonder if President Hanlon was behind Carol’s re-tasking.

Addendum: Now that Jim Kim is long gone, people are able to speak more freely. From the same article:

“When [Former College President Jim Yong] Kim was here, I never, ever saw him on campus outside of a meeting,” [Interim associate provost for research and biology professor Roger] Sloboda said in an email to The Dartmouth.

That’s not quite true. When several hundred students gathered for any reason, Jim Kim was always there to make at least a brief appearance — often interrupted after a few minutes by a suspicious cellphone call summoning him to deal with an urgent situation. After the first time, nobody was fooled.


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