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There’s Something Happening Here

What it is ain’t exactly clear, but it seems that Phil’s new CFO, Rick Mills, the guy with the interesting background, is holding a series of open fora on the state of the College’s benefits policies:

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As we have observed only a few dozen times in the past, the College’s salary and benefits policies are hobbling the school. For example, while Brown has a third more professors and students than Dartmouth, more employees overall, and it operates in a large city, Brown’s total spending in 2013 on compensation was 22.3% less than the College’s — that’s a difference of $86,715,000. This efficiency enables Brown to charge its students about 4% less than the College for tuition/room and board/fees.

Let’s wish good luck to Rick Mills. I’m hoping that this could be the start of something big.

Addendum: The Dartmouth Now description of the events notes that a forum will be recorded and put up on the web. The first one will take place today from 11 a.m. to noon in Kemeny 006.


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