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College Rushed “New” Website
It’s not who you are, it’s what people think about you. Or so it seems for IP Folt and her crew. At a website devoted to higher education marketing, the creative director at Digital Pulp, the company that recently re-did Dartmouth’s website, describes the College’s desire to show that it was making progress, any progress, in its efforts.
One wonders how much extra expense the College incurred to rush out a “.5 release,” one that included “no substantive changes,” rather than do a good, thorough job from the start.
Needless to say, IP Folt did not see things the same way as Mr. Lewis. Here is the College’s press release:
I guess that one IP’s “rapid, positive changes” is just another man’s “no substantive changes.” But then, who’s to say who is right? It’s all perception, really. Isn’t it?
Addendum: Every time that Carol lies, exaggerates, obfuscates or distorts the truth, there are people out there who know without doubt what she is doing. Those people will think differently about Dartmouth forevermore, and they pass on their perceptions to ever more people. Take a few such incidents per month, and a process begins that leads the College into disrepute. It has been going on for a good while now.
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…