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Breaking: Hours After Gustman Letter’s Release, Phil Cancels Faculty Meeting
Two hours and twenty-three minutes after the dissemination to the entire faculty of Economics Professor Al Gustman’s letter condemning Phil Hanlon’s choice of Bruce Duthu as the new Dean of the Faculty, the administration cancelled the scheduled May 8 meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences:
In early May of each year the administration holds a two meetings for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, usually two weeks apart. Although some senior members of the faculty recall May meetings being consolidated in past decades, I have not noted that a cancellation has occurred in many years.
Phil is certainly running scared now. After scandal upon scandal, with nary an achievement to report, our President is tottering. Will the faculty act with vigor and courage? It would only take one professor to put forward a no-confidence motion, and one more to second it. I think that such a motion would pass with a huge majority.
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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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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