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BS Talks and the Money Walks
Though Phil has repeatedly spoken about his successful fundraising and the beginning of the capital campaign, and staffers have expressed confidence in its near-term start, the event itself is receding into the future. At Monday’s faculty meeting, our leader said that the formal start of the campaign, “is a year away, or something like that.”
Phil also gave himself plenty of room for error in stating that fundraising would continue for six or seven years. The campaign would, he said, “probably go through 2022-2023, or something like that.”
Hanlon tries to exude confidence, but not many people are fooled now that we are almost three and a half years into his administration.
Addendum: The D has a report on the entire meeting, which was long on generalities and short on any concrete detail. Or should I say pseudo-meeting, as it was determined late in the day that the necessary quorum of 150 faculty members had not been reached — thereby invalidating the entire procedure. Of course, longtime observers of faculty meetings noted that they could not recall a meeting of the General Faculty that had that many professors in attendance. We can expect this issue to come up again. (Was today’s meeting the moment when the Hanlon administration transitioned from tragedy to farce.)
Addendum: A quorum for meetings of the faculty of Arts and Sciences is only 75 professors. The next A&S meeting will be held on this coming Monday.
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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