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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 àªtes invité à manger et à boire à la française chez nous la prochaine fois que je suis à Hanover.
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…
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