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Geisel/DHMC’s Post-Kim Chaos
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medecine are still digging out of the post-Kim wreckage. Kim’s “20 in 20” program to push Geisel into the ranks of the nation’s Top 20 medical schools was ill-thought-out and financially ruinous — as was almost everything Kim did. The Valley News is doing a good job covering developments like the recent drop in DHMC’s credit rating by Standard and Poor’s from AA to A, and the institutions’s upcoming round of layoffs and restructuring. The paper leads off a recent story, Hundreds of Geisel Employees to Learn Fate Next Week, as follows:
Hanover — Employees of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College will learn next week whether the school’s deficit-driven restructuring measures will leave them unemployed, require them to start over as employees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock or leave their current job status intact.
Although the college won’t say how many employees will see their employment statuses change, an email sent out Tuesday afternoon signaled that hundreds of employees will be affected.
The email, which was signed by Interim Dean Duane Compton, started on a positive note: “Thank you for your commitment to Geisel and for your patience during our strategic transformation process.”
But it made clear that the looming, though not fully detailed changes that have sparked uncertainty and worry among some of Geisel’s more than 300 faculty members and many of its more than 800 other employees are still on the way.
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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