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Phil in Full Retreat
Disarray is the order of the day in Parkhurst. Only last Monday, Phil was asking all of the faculty’s committees to weigh in on the advisability of increasing the size of the student body, yet look at the announcement that just came out today (Sunday at about 2pm):
What will Phil roll back next? The appointment of Carolyn Dever as Provost? Wait! That’s already happened. How about not appointing Bruce Duthu as Dean of the Faculty? Done that, too. Maybe it’s time to give the boot to Bob Lasher ‘88?
Addendum: In a world exclusive, Dartblog has unearthed a confidential film clip of the Hanlon administration’s formal decision-making process:
Phil really has got to go.
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
“the board has approved a recommendation from President Phil Hanlon ‘77 that the undergraduate student body should remain at its current level.”
Right decision, but I’m guessing we’re supposed to believe we were always at war with Eastasia, too?
Can’t wait until Communications and Marketing is rebranded as the Ministry of Truth.
Addendum: A friend of the College writes in:
What an incredible waste of time and money this has been………….
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
I seriously doubt it was Hanlon’s recommendation. It was pushback from students, faculty, and alumni against Hanlon’s vision and poor management.
No spin will change that conclusion. It’s time for Hanlon and his coterie of ineffective administrators to go.
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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