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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):

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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:

Orwellian much?

“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.

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