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Non-Faculty Staff Drops by 25 People
The decrease over the past year in the non-Geisel support staff was only 25 people — from 2724 to 2699 — but let’s thank heaven for small mercies. After all, the increases from 2010-2016 totalled 509 staffers (plus their offices, computers, travel, diversity training, etc. ad nauseum ad infinitum), including 63 new bodies last year:
Of course, some areas did better than others. Certain sections of the administration added people: Advancement (+6: from 214 to 220), Dean of A&S (+8: from 309 to 317), Thayer: (+1: from 126 to 127) and Tuck (+8: from 175 to 183) — though Tuck returned to its 2015 staffing levels, so resources there seem to have been re-allocated.
The decreases came in the Office of the Executive Vice-President (-10: from 794 to 784), the President (-5: from 226 to 221) and the Provost (-33: from 880 to 847), though, as you can see above, on a percentage basis the declines were slight.
Let’s hope that now that the administration sees that it can cut staff, the initial goal should be a return to 2010 levels. The bloat is still enormous, and Phil only knows that cash is short because fundraising is so weak.
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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