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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.
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…