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Phil & Carolyn: Class Solidarity
Carolyn Dever is invisible on the campus as she tries to scare up a President’s job somewhere else. An annual compensation package of $783,890 (that was in 2015; who knows what it is now?) is a lot of dough to pay for someone who has provided little or no value to the College, and who is doing little or no work now. By the way, $783,890 per annum works out to be a wage of $376.87/hour for someone working a 40-hour week:
How long will we put up with this? If I had employees who were barely phoning it in, they would not last long. And if I found out that they were searching for a new position somewhere else, they’d be off the payroll posthaste.
That said, on occasion I have let people go but given them a few months of pay to ease their transition. But Carolyn? At that level of compensation? It’s not as if she has no savings. Surely at a certain point she is going to have to hit the road, job or no job?
Of course, she is not searching for another position in secret. Phil and the Trustees know what is going on; they set the wheels in motion after the members of the faculty were more than clear about their disdain for Carolyn’s ineffectiveness in all areas (except for harping about inclusion and diversity — hence her nickname: Carolynclusion Deversity).
I hope that a search for a new Provost is quietly under way. Our floundering administration badly needs talent. Who hired Carolyn anyways? (Surprise! Bruce Duthu headed the search committee. And Phil made the final decision.)
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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