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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.
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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