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Dartmouth U. R.I.P.
Way to go, Phil! In a recent interview in the Valley News, Phil decided to dodge a howitzer shell and stick with the name Dartmouth College over the change to Dartmouth University advocated in the IP’s now-forgotten strategic plan:
Hanlon, who became president a year ago, took a stand on one potentially contentious question — whether Dartmouth should rebrand itself as a “university” — that he had ducked earlier in his term. “Our name is Dartmouth College,” he said, and went on to compare the college’s moniker to the traditional names that identify Boston College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology.
“They are all universities,” Hanlon said.
Let us rejoice over the fact that Phil is not entirely tone deaf in matters of PR.
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…