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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.
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…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…