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Finally an Interim Provost
Almost a full month after Carolyn Dever announced that she had, um, decided to return to teaching and research, Phil has appointed an interim Provost: Computer Science Professor David Kotz ‘86:
Why would it take so long to appoint an interim? The only reason is that Carolyn left precipitously, though try as I might, I can’t find out why. If she had departed in the ordinary course of business, an interim would have been teed up to fill her spot, and a search committee would have been named to begin looking right away for her successor. But no.
The College’s press release describes Kotz as follows:
In addition to his time [six years] as an associate dean, Kotz has chaired Dartmouth’s Science Divisional Council and the Dartmouth Centers Forum, and served as executive director of the College’s Institute for Security Technology Studies. He has taught more than a dozen different courses and mentored over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers in his 26 years on the Dartmouth faculty.
Kotz has published more than 130 refereed scientific papers and obtained over $65 million in grant funding. He is currently the principal investigator on three large grants from the National Science Foundation and co-leads the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health.
Kotz, who received his PhD and master’s degree in computer science from Duke University, majored in computer science and physics as a Dartmouth undergraduate.
Addendum: For the vision-impaired, the Provostial search committee will be chaired by Professor Deborah Nichols. Members include Associate Professor Margaret Ackerman, Tuck student Eunice Bii, Professor Colin Calloway, Professor Paul Christesen, Vice Provost Lee Coffin, Professor Deborah Hogan, Associate Dean Punam Keller, Professor James LaBelle, undergraduate Jay Raju ‘18, Chief Financial Officer Michael Wagner, and a member of the Board of Trustees to be named later.
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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