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Kim to Attend Hanlon Inauguration
Jim Kim — motto: “I have no shame” — will be attending Phil Hanlon’s inauguration on Friday in order to pass him the Wentworth Cup, a traditional gesture marking the transfer of responsibility from one member of the Wheelock Succession to the next. IP Folt does not seem to be in the picture.
One has to admire Kim’s nerve. I would have thought that he would never dare to show his face in town again, but perhaps he has calculated that two classes have left the College since he did, so the risk of some kind of negative public reaction is minimal. The faculty can be counted upon to be deferential, I’m sure.
Meanwhile, down at the World Bank, Kim has offered up a 42-page strategic plan. Reuters reports:
The 42-page paper, presented to the bank’s executive board last week, is the first major strategic review under World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
It offers the first concrete details of how the World Bank plans to fulfill his twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of the population in each country.
However, the strategy paper is still vague about what exact programs the bank will cut or bolster, and how it will change its budget to reflect new priorities and falling revenue.
When asked for comment, World Bank spokesman David Theis declined to elaborate further on the plan. [Emphasis added]
Curious isn’t it, that the writer refers to “concrete details” in one paragraph, and then in the next one says that the plan includes, well, no concrete details. I guess he mixed content from the WB press release with his own direct observation.
Plus ça change, plus ça reste le même. In Hanover, we’ve seen it all before.
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…