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Do You Trust Phil?
Phil’s task force is supposedly looking at the idea of expanding the size of the College by 10-25%, and the members of the group might even recommend that Dartmouth remain at its present size, or not, but meanwhile, the 750-student, monster dorms planned for College Park are moving full steam ahead. These huge buildings (twice the size of the East Wheelock Cluster) will increase the number of dorm beds at the College by, uh, 22.3% (that’s 750 new beds on top of the 3,363 beds presently available — not counting Greek houses).
Check out the Weekly Project Updates on the Campus Services website for the two weeks beginning November 20 and 27 to see where the massive project stands:
Test pits? As anyone at the Presidential summit a few month ago will tell you, the plans and layouts for the new dorms are at all but finalized. Yet Phil keeps harping about waiting for the task force to submit its report.
At the faculty meeting a couple of weeks ago, Phil assured the assembled professors that the College Park dorms had nothing to do with the proposed increase in the size of the student body. The new dorms were being built, he said, as swing dorms in order to enable the renovation of Dartmouth’s existing sub-par dorms.
And he wonders why nobody believes him when he speaks.
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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