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Carol Folt Honoris Causa

IP Folt, “the first woman to serve as President of Dartmouth College,” according to Board Chair Steve Mandel, received an honorary degree today. Her husband did not.

Dartmouth’s Office of Institutional Research has reported that in moving to her new position down south, Carol has raised the average IQ of both UNC and Dartmouth.

Meanwhile, rumors are widespread of pitched battles within the administration this week as responsible administrators try to stop Carol from issuing stupid, last-minute orders.

Addendum: The D reports:

Interim President Carol Folt received a surprise honorary doctor of humane letters from the College. Board of Trustees chair Steve Mandel ‘78 said that she has moved the College forward as provost and interim president. [Emphasis added]


“You encouraged an entire community to think about the future, but you also understood how important it was that we pay tribute to our past,” he said.

Folt called her one year at the helm of the College the “privilege of my life.”

“It’s been made even greater an honor by all who worked so hard this year to celebrate our past, improve our present, strategize our future and warmly welcome Phil Hanlon as Dartmouth’s 18th President,” she said.

Big surprise.

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