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No Director of Marketing
The College has announced the appointment of Cornell’s Tommy Bruce as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs. Mercifully, Bruce will not carry the title of Director of Marketing, a position which the College advertised extensively over the past year. I expect this was Phil’s decision.
Bruce has played on a large stage: Cornell has 22,400 students and 268,450 living alumni — almost quadruple the number of Dartmouth students and alums. He could be a fine appointment; I expect he came to the College for a great many reason$.
Let’s hope that he can help the College redress its image after the scandals of the past few years. That said, the way to avoid bad press from scandals is to avoid scandals in the first place. If Phil fulfills his promise, in the future Bruce can spend his time publicizing educational innovations, rather than just doing damage control.
Read the College’s press release here.
Addendum: Ça fait plaisir de voir que M. Bruce a passé une bonne partie de sa jeunesse en France. Bienvenue, Thomas ! Vous êtes invité à manger et à boire à la française chez nous la prochaine fois que je suis à Hanover.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
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October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
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September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
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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…