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Come Out of Your Shell, Phil.
Last week we commented on the fact that Phil Hanlon had been on the National Security Agency’s main internal advisory board, and we urged Phil to speak to the Dartmouth community about his experiences there. Well, lo and behold, the College’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) has now announced that it has organized a spring speaker series entitled, “Surveillance in the Age of Big Data” (or is that Big Dada — Big Brother’s father?):
Four speakers are listed in the program, but not our President. Phil, don’t hide your light under a bushel. We want to hear what you have to say about one of the urgent issues of our time.
Addendum: At a recent Presidential speech to alumni, a questioner asked about Phil’s membership on the NSA’s advisory board. Phil wouldn’t answer about his role on the board, but he did say that everything the NSA did was legal and approved through proper channels.
I hope that Phil has more to say about the NSA than that.
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…