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A Couple of New Hires
The Provost’s office has announced that Sociology Professor Denise Anthony has been named Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. Despite her ill-fated role as head of the Kim/Folt Strategic Plan committee, she has a solid reputation among serious members of the faculty. We’ll give her a bye regarding the StratPlan expperience, directed as she was by two scoundrels about whom the less is said, the better. (But I’ll bet that Denise has some good stories to tell.)
Andrew Davidson will begin as the College’s vice president for development at the end of the year. He is currently Assistant Dean for Resource Development and Alumni Relations at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. At the College, among other responsibilities, he’ll be running Dartmouth College Fund (Dartmouth’s annual fund), which is a very large component of Development — in fact more people work for the DCF than in major gifts and principal gifts. Davidson has never run an annual fund like the DCF — not an encouraging sign.
Phil’s team continues to hire well, but Development is struggling.
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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