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Taste and Class at Last

In contrast to the cult of personality around Jim Kim’s inauguration, Phil Hanlon’s ceremony promises to be tastetul, restrained, and, wonder of wonders, endowed with some intellectual content. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend.

Phil’s simple invitation leads off with the Wentworth Bowl, a 66-ounce silver vessel offered by Governor Wentworth on the occasion of the College’s first Commencement in 1771 (but actually delivered in 1772). Only on the next page does Phil’s image appear. Such modesty befits a man of achievement, in contrast to his two and a half predecessors, lesser lights who had so much to be modest about (pace Winston).

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We’ll keep an eye out to see who is on the panel about the liberal arts.

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