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Mills Names Golf Course Committee
Just about six months after this space broke the story of the administration’s incipient closing of the Hanover Country Club and its 18-hole golf course, Executive Vice President Rick Mills has appointed an eleven-person committee to suggest alternatives for the course. The group will be chaired by popular Government Professor Charlie Wheelan ‘88:
Their mission, should they decide to accept it (committees should feel free to leave the reservation, I say) is:
… evaluating three scenarios for the golf course. One is to continue operation as is while taking steps to limit or reduce cost; another is to close the course and analyze options for an indoor golf practice facility; and the third is to redesign and alter the golf course to improve its operation and develop a funding plan that is not reliant on the College’s operating budget.
Let’s hope for some courage and imagination from this group.
Addendum: If you know any of these folks, tell them what you think.
Addendum: A friend of the College writes in:
How can the committee not include the Head Golf Pro and/or Superintendent… the two people who run the day-to-day operation.
Addendum: A (cheeky) alumna writes in:
It goes without saying that any selected group that is male-majority receives less attention for the imbalance than if it were majority women.
Take the golf course committee for example: 9 men, 2 women. Surely there’s an uproar as to whether this committee can make unbiased decisions, right??? Right?
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
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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