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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:

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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?


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