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Applications Drop 2.6%
Talk about burying the lede: it takes a long while for the Dartmouth News release to let us know that applications have dropped by 2.6%:
The situation has not been pretty for several years now. We have never returned to the heights shown by the number of applicants for the Class of 2016:
It seems that high school students, parents and college counselors know that Phil is not up to the task — as do the College’s students, alumni, donors and faculty. Do the Trustees know?
Addendum: We’ll have comparative data with the other Ivies soon. To start, applications were up 5% at Yale, 3.8% at Penn, and 1% at Harvard. These are the only ones of which the news has come to Dartblog.
Addendum: An alum writes in:
I was on the Admissions website, and I note that undergraduate education is not described. No mention of why my son chose the College — teaching, research opportunities, contact with professors, etc.
Addendum: Another alum comments:
Every other Ivy has seen record numbers of applications in the past few years, but Dartmouth continues to struggle to get 20,000. If this trend continues, Dartmouth will start to be seen as the “doormat of the Ivy League,” a dubious distinction which was previously reserved for the likes of Penn, Brown and Columbia in our day. Those schools have now soared past Dartmouth in numbers of applicants and lower acceptance rates. Dartmouth needs a strong and creative leader to reposition it in the marketplace, and to reclaim its prior status in the upper ranks of the Ivy League right behind HYP.
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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