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Another PR Triumph
The College is going to shine yet again on the national stage:
Will yet another broadcast that makes Dartmouth look like an awful place help applications go up in number next fall? a/d/n?
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
My brother just called from Atlanta saying he was watching “The Five” show on Fox News and was surprised to hear them debating the Parkhurst confrontation in Hanover. Could be a tough year to be in the Admissions or Development Office.
and another alumnus reports:
I don’t know whether you are familiar with “The Five” — a nationally telecast news/opinion show on Fox News every day at 5:00pm. There was a segment on today’s show about the FB students, with video and a fairly lengthy audio portion by one of the students decrying the “power” disparity between herself and Hanlon(!!!). There are five, mostly regular panelists on the show, four conservatives and one liberal. The conservatives all opined that the students had absurd and preposterous demands; the liberal, Bob Beckel, was more tolerant, as you would expect.
My take was that the segment was damaging to Dartmouth. One of the conservatives, Eric Bolling, commented that the College is in the process of “caving” to the students. It will be interesting to see what transpires on O’Reilly tonight. I wouldn’t expect him to be too sympathetic to the students but his own narcissism sometimes confounds his thinking.
Addendum: Word on campus is that a reporter from Cosmopolitan magazine has been on campus doing a story. I don’t believe that her subject will be Phil’s experiential learning initiative.
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…