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A Fourth Term for Thayer’s Joe Helble
In another encouraging sign, the Hanlon administration has re-appointed Thayer Dean Joe Helble to lead the up-and-coming Thayer School of Engineering. He will begin his fourth four-year term on July 1. New buildings, more students, tighter cooperation with the undergraduate College and an overall increased dynamism have been the hallmarks of Helble’s leadership. In addition, Helble can report a national first for the College:
Thayer has seen a sharp increase in the percentage of engineering graduates who are women. In 2016, Dartmouth granted 52 percent of its undergraduate engineering degrees to women, making it the first national research university to award more bachelor’s degrees in engineering to women than to men. The national average remains just under 20 percent.
Helble’s resumé (right) on LinkedIn gives you some idea of his background. How nice to see real private sector experience, especially given, as Helble notes, “Thayer nurtures and encourages our faculty entrepreneurs. One third of our tenure-track faculty have started a company, giving Thayer the highest percentage of faculty-entrepreneurs among U.S. engineering schools.”
Could Helble be the College’s next President? In a sense the graduate schools are the Triple A ball to the Dartmouth major leagues. Should we promote a slugger from Triple A to replace the weak-fielding singles hitter with a .128 batting average who is currently trying to run the school?
Addendum: In this video of a TEDxDartmouth 2011 event, Helble details the importance of technological literacy:
Addendum: For West Coast alumni who want to see Joe Helble live and in person, he will be presenting at the 2017 Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum in San Francisco on Friday, September 8 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco — as will Tuck Dean Matt Slaughter; Hany Farid, Chair of the Computer Science department; and Eric Fossum, Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer. The DEF is open to the entire Dartmouth community.
Can Provost Dever ever say anything that does not smack of her politics?
Addendum: D writer Rebecca Flowers ‘19 has a data-rich, detailed report on Joe Helble’s reappointment. Good writing.
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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