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Tengatenga Finds a Home
Bishop James Tengatenga has found a home as a Professor of Theology at Sewanee University of the South’s School of Theology:
The article contained a couple of different nuggets:
[Sewanee] The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the University of the South’s School of Theology, announced today the appointment of the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, Ph.D., as distinguished visiting professor of global Anglicanism. Tengatenga will begin officially on July 1, 2014. He will teach courses in missiology, contemporary global Anglicanism, and related subjects…
Tengatenga resigned his position as bishop of Southern Malawi in order to accept a position as the dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College, a position for which he was eminently qualified as to his capabilities and character. Unfortunately, due to controversy created by third parties and persons, Dartmouth withdrew its offer. (The matter between Dartmouth and Tengatenga has since been amicably resolved.) He was soon thereafter appointed as a Presidential Fellow at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. [Emphasis added]
Now that’s vague writing if I ever saw it. What the heck does a “controversy created by third parties and persons” mean? As opposed to what? First or second parties? Cats? And how about giving readers even an inkling about the cause of the controversy?
Also, it would be nice to have a dollar value for the word “amicably”? I’m betting that Bishop James now has enough Dartmouth money for a six-figure down payment on a house.
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…