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Coach Teevens Goes to Washington
The House Energy and Commerce Committee met on Friday to discuss concussive head injuries, and Football Coach Buddy Teevens, a member of the College’s remarkable Class of ‘79, testified extensively. You can hear his opening statement at 1:39:40 - 1:45:21 and he answered questions at: 2:28:18 - 2:30:30 and 2:47:50 - 2:50:40 and 3:04:00 - 3:05:43 and 3:07:20 - 3:07:52 and 3:08:49 - 3:09:20.
As Buddy tells it at the hearing, his no-tackling initiative has paid dividends on many levels: a remarkable reduction in concussions and other injuries, superior tackling technique and defense by his players, greatly improved recruiting for the football program, an Ivy League Championship for the College, and the initiation of a wave of no-tackling practices across the sport. Coach T came across as articulate and thoughtful (dare I say, intellectual?): he was to the point in answering questions and he left no doubt when he had finished his remarks. In short, he did the College proud.
Addendum: Dartmouth has wonderful students, a great many top professors, and a rapidly improving athletics program. Imagine what the College could be if it weren’t weighed down by a boat-anchor administration. Actually, you don’t have to imagine; just go back a few decades to when we were #7 in the U.S. News rankings, and we were the only institution of higher learning that occupied the research college niche.
Addendum: An alumnus from 1950’s comments:
This [BLM activity] is all truly dreadful stuff as the administration continues to inadvertently fan the flames of resentment throughout the community and beyond. I do not recognize the place where I spent four glorious years. Yes, I know similar events are happening elsewhere, but that notion provides little solace. Thank the Lord for Buddy.
Addendum: The Associated Press ran a laudatory story about Buddy’s testimony.
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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