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Lucas ‘04 on a Tear
A strong athlete finds solutions even when things aren’t looking good. A week ago, the Miami Marlin’s Ed Lucas ‘04’s batting average had dropped to .237, and while his defensive play showed an Ivy grad’s intelligence, if you can’t hit better than that, you aren’t going to be around in the major leagues for long. However Ed seems to have resolved his problems at the plate: he has batted .415 over the past ten games, and in the last five games he has had eleven hits in 23 at-bats, raising his average to .253 (that’s a .478 average over the last five outings). At one point, I was concerned that the league’s pitchers had figured Ed out; now one could conclude that the obverse has occurred. Way to go, Ed. I expect we’ll see you in the majors next year.
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…