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Friday, May 2, 2014

He’s probably still laughing at us in Washington, but with Charlotte Johnson’s departure, the last of the senior leaders in the Kim administration has left town. That really is something, given that Jim Kim departed…
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson announced today that she is leaving her position at Dartmouth. She will be moving to 950-student, all-women Scripps College — a member of the Claremont Colleges — to be…
Wouldn’t it be nice if Dartmouth were known for a series of great debates — extraordinary intellectual confrontations between accomplished thinkers — rather than for serial scandals? An effort in that direction seems underway. Following…
Let’s take time out from our pedestrian concerns to celebrate David Brooks elegant column in the New York Times about Truth, Beauty, Love, Art, Literature, and the Life of the Mind. After recounting the single…
When Harvard Business School commissions someone to write a case about a PR campaign that massively harms its sponsor, Hanover will be the HBS researcher’s first stop. NPR’s national story yesterday on sexual assault focuses…

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  • 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…

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