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Kudos for Muirhead
This space has been a fan of Government Professor Russ Muirhead for a good while now. We are not alone:
From: Student Assembly
Date: Monday, Jan 14
Subject: Profiles in Excellence Award
To: ALL UNDERGRADUATES
Greetings. You are invited to attend Student Assembly’s Profiles in Excellence Teaching Award Ceremony that will be held this Tuesday, January 15th at 4:00PM in the Paganucci Lounge of ‘53 Commons. Please join us as we recognize the fall recipient of this award as chosen by you: Professor James Russell Muirhead, the Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics in the Government Department. Light refreshments will also be served. We can’t wait to see you there!
Two summers ago, Professor Muirhead taught a seminar on political speech: twelve bright sophomores — several of whom had already taken other courses with him — and one frisky alum. We read and listened to great political oration from the past three millennia, had a couple of wonderful class dinners chez moi, and debated pretty much everything. That’s what Dartmouth is all about.
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…