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What I Do In My Day Job
The College is self-evidently the focus of this space, along with weekend discursions on history, travel and food; my real-world work serves only to inform thoughts on management at Dartmouth. However I depart from that emphasis today to display a few pictures of the 188-kid childcare center that a talented team and I designed and built over the past eighteen months. We couldn’t be more proud.
The center has been open for three weeks now, and I think that we knocked it out of the park on all dimensions: the building is a series of twelve, one-room schoolhouses (you can see nine of them plus the staff room immediately below) that each open out to a fun-filled, football-field-sized playground (with a zip-line!). Everyone threw ideas into the mix and the result is a happy place with high ceilings, wonderful light, subdued and natural colors (we figure that today’s kids have a nature deficit not an attention problem) and endless areas for exploration:
We also like that our R120-roof building is energy efficient (the heating and cooling of each classroom is done by individual electric units) and that it was constructed on-time and on-budget for less than $200ft².
Addendum: We built the new 9,400ft² building on a 2.02 acre parcel next to our main business. The College sold the land to us in a transaction that could not have been easier and more efficient.
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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