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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.
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…