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“Hot” Compared to Whom?
Is it even politically correct to describe the hotness of various schools? Well, if Phil can do it, so can we — with the help of Parchment, a site that describes itself as a digital credential service. It manages the flow of documents between applicants, academic institutions and employers. Parchment also seems have data on who got into which college and university, and where they chose to accept/refuse offers of admission.
Take a look at what percentage of students decided to come to the College, when they had been accepted at another Ivy:
Thank heavens for Cornell. Hey, Phil, the data does not make us seem very hot.
That said, let’s see how we do compared to Michigan and Vanderbilt, the decades-long stomping grounds of Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever, respectively:
I, too, would chose the College over some large university where undergrads take a back seat to faculty members’ research (and over Yale, too, if you must know). Why do Phil and Carolyn want to remake Dartmouth to resemble Michigan and Vandy?
Addendum: Terren Klein ‘17’s Pulse data confirms that we are only more attractive than Cornell when measuring up against other Ivy schools.
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
Of all your posts over the past two years since I started following you, today’s was the number one zinger. It vaguely reminds me of the old story about the pet food manufacturer that spent millions on the promotion and advertising of its new dog food products only to experience a precipitous drop in sales simply because the consumer (meaning the actual dogs) didn’t like the stuff. Phil may be hot, but the College is clearly not.
The numbers are frightening. At one time we were considered (with Princeton) as providing the best undergraduate educational experience anywhere. My freshman room mate was accepted at both Harvard and Dartmouth. Chose Dartmouth for that reason. Nowadays losing to HYP is a given, but losing 70% to Brown??? Wow.
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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