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Hire Education: Staff the Campaign
Although the administration is still playing coy about announcing the upcoming capital campaign, the College’s recruiting ads (here and here) in the Chronicle of Higher Education are straightforward about the big fundraising push to come:
Geez, that many years of experience seems like a lot.
How will alumni respond to a request for large donations from an institution that wastes money as if it were General Motors in 1979? Last year we drew $51.6 million more out of our endowment than Brown did (look at our 2014 accounts and Brown’s), yet Brown will charge its undergrads $1,698 less than the College in the coming year ($62,046 vs. 63,744). Of course, donors may have other things on their minds (like admissions for their kids) than their love of the alma mater.
Addendum: We continue to hear reports of high turnover in Development. It is unclear whether the above positions are new ones, or just the replacement of staff who have chosen to flee Bob Lasher ‘88’s Development office.
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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