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Please Write to the Administration

For readers who have not taken the time to write into the College to weigh in on Phil Hanlon’s College-gutting expansion plans, please do so now. To find out how, read yesterday’s post below. And please don’t hesitate to ask students, alumni and all friends of the College to do the same.

Addendum: A member of the faculty writes in:

You wrote today:
“What can you do? The College has invited concerned people to write to two addresses to express their views on the expansion”

But alas, the Task Force invitation (“Task Force on Enrollment Expansion Seeks Input”) isn’t inviting us to express our views on the expansion. Elizabeth Smith, the co-chair, is unequivocal:

“The task force’s charge is to investigate how—not whether—Dartmouth should expand enrollment”.

And in the same vein:

“We want to collect insight and deeply consider [sic] how aspects of the Dartmouth experience could be preserved and possibly even enhanced if a decision were made to enlarge the student body.”

The Task Force has already made up its mind on one thing: Concerns that the Dartmouth experience could be impaired will not be entertained.


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