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Enrollment Increase: Alumni Thoughts
In its November/December issue, the Alumni Magazine ran a half-page story on Phil’s half-baked ideas for increasing undergraduate enrollment by 10%-25% and building a massive dormitory complex in College Park. Several alumni were quick to respond in the January/Febuary issue:
Phil Hanlon’s justifications for increasing enrollments are achingly weak — because they aren’t the real justification at all. He just wants to bring in more tuition money to make up for failed fundraising.
Addendum: A faculty member writes in:
I don’t know if you are aware of this, but we are now having to share our offices because of lack of space. While I am happy in theory to do so, it means that there are days when I simply do not have a quiet room in which to do my work. The library is ridiculously noisy, and the faculty offices in there have long waiting lists (and they are hideous). It also means that I can’t leave my books and papers on my office desk from day to day.
Of course, given the impossible parking situation, getting to my office is nearly impossible. I am certainly not going to walk 30 minutes in this cold weather, back and forth to a parking lot, and the bus transport is totally unreliable.
It’s as if the administration doesn’t want faculty on campus.
Colleagues of mine at miserably underfunded institutions, such as U. of Illinois at Chicago, have lovely, well-lit private offices with parking lots a block away. How did we come to this?
Addendum: The author of the first letter above and his father generously donated the College’s new video scoreboard at Memorial Field:
The Lewinstein family is a minority owner of the Boston Celtics.
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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