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HCC Lives for Another Year
Ad Harry Sheehy has written to members of the Hanover Country Club to reassure them that there will be golf in Hanover next year:
And Dartmouth Women’s Golf coach and HCC head pro Alex Kirk has also distributed the usual HCC end-of-summer membership offer:
Alex Kirk is both the HCC head pro and the head coach of the Women’s Golf team. If HCC is closed, will some other part of the College make up his lost income as head pro while he continues as the Women’s Varsity Golf coach?
Addendum: What a tempest in a teapot this whole golf course closure issue is. If Phil had a lick of managerial sense, he would never have put up for evaluation a decision that was obviously bound to raise a storm of protest. What was he thinking? A senior manager is supposed to understand the bigger picture in this type of situation. Will the Skiway be the next feature at the College to be “reviewed”?
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
This teapot tempest still stinks. The commitment to remain open for all of 2018 hardly encourages new memberships. I suppose it’s a face-saving type of announcement, but “for the foreseeable future” would have been far more appropriate.
I wonder how many more would-be major donors were discouraged by this ridiculous episode.
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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