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My Word, I Think They’ve Got It
The D’s new directorate ran an interesting editorial on Friday. Its conclusion:
Dartmouth currently has the second-highest annual tuition among the Ivy League, led only by Columbia University. This is in spite of the fact that living costs in the areas surrounding Hanover are significantly lower than in the areas in which our peer institutions are located. Unless the administration does something to address this problem, it will only be worsened by the policy of no longer allowing pre-matriculation credits. In order to remain competitive, the College must do more to address affordability.
Confirmed readers of this space will recognize the inspiration for these words. Now let’s see if the members of the directorate can complete their reasoning and determine just where the College has been overspending all these years. Looking at Brown’s annual budget, for example, would be a fertile area for exploration. How can Brown, with 38% more students (undergrad and graduate) than Dartmouth, and doing business in high-cost Providence, have a total budget that is 11.5% less than that of the College — and also charge its students 5.2% less than Dartmouth each year for their education?
One hint: Even with 38% more students, Brown has fewer non-faculty employees than we have in Hanover. Go figure.
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…