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The Gouging Continues
The Trustees should be aware that there is still plenty of anger on campus over what they might perceive at the Kim administration’s budget cutting, but which everyone else understands was just the gouging of students. In fact, in each of Jim Kim’s three budgets, spending increased, students were hit by myriad new costs and less financial aid, and grad school students were soaked, too.
The below post on Bored@Baker highlights yet another area where the College did no more than put the screws to students: Kim’s rule stated that if you take your tuition dollars to another institution, you will have a steep penalty to pay in Hanover.
As the poster asks, is there any educational justification for such a charge? If we accept that students did valid work at another school — they often go to other institutions to take courses, work with specific professors, or participate in programs not offered at the College — and the College gives them academic credit for that work, then why should we burden them with this fee? For decades a small administrative charge of $25 was levied; why increase it 88-fold?
Of course, students so charged will not be reticent in voicing their displeasure out in the real world — perhaps even to people thinking of applying to the College.
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…