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HCC Advisory Board Speaks Out
Jim Wilson and Dom Candido, members of the Hanover Country Club Advisory Board, have circulated a letter destined for Phil Hanlon. The missive makes the case for retaining and improving the College’s golf course, and its subtext is that the College has poorly managed the course for many years now:
Beyond the intrinsic foolishness of closing the golf course, the idea of announcing such an obviously controversial move at the start (or maybe near the start, or at some point not too far from the start) of a capital campaign borders on the boneheaded. Of course, you could say the same thing about the timing of the betrayal of AD, studying a massive increase in the size of the student body, looking at building huge new dorms in the heart of College Park, choosing a BDS-signing Dean of the Faculty, and on and on.
Does Phil realize that when you do violence to things that are dear to the alumni, they won’t give money to the College? Most everyone else does.
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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