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Another Dartmouth Reality
As the College lurches from scandal to scandal, we can take solace in knowing that real work is going on in the background:
The Associated Press reports:
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Thirty-five years after America’s worst commercial nuclear accident, experts are exploring the past, present and future of nuclear energy at a symposium at Dartmouth College.
The Three Mile Island 35th Anniversary Symposium takes place Friday in Hanover.
Dartmouth played a key role in investigating the March 1979 accident, which involved a partial meltdown inside a reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa. President Jimmy Carter’s commission on the accident was led by John Kemeny, who was president of Dartmouth at the time, and 1978 graduate Dan Reicher served as a staff member on the commission.
Reicher, a former assistant secretary of energy, now directs a center for energy policy at Stanford. He’ll join experts from across government, industry and academia at the Dartmouth conference.
See the Dickey Center agenda here.
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…