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Phil Loves Bob
And the Trustees love Phil. Why?
Expressions of support are a dime a dozen, but when senior people get big raises/bonuses, you have to think that the folks doling them out are sending the most positive message possible. So who merited hefty raises between calendar 2015 and 2016 at the College? If you guessed under-performers Phil Hanlon ‘77 and Bob Lasher ‘88, I think that you were peeking (or you are truly cynical).
Here’s what Dartmouth’s top administrators earned in 2015 (this table comes from IRS Form 990 that all non-profits must file each year):
President Hanlon took in a total of $1,251,216. And VP for Advancement Bob Lasher was paid $545,105.
And in 2016 Phil received $1,348,735. Lasher earned $646,678:
Phil’s increase of $97,519 (7.8%) contrasts favorably for Phil in comparison to the slim raise pool allocated to Dartmouth’s underpaid faculty. And Lasher’s jump of $101,573 (18.6%) came in the form of a bonus, as the Form 990 notes:
But the question we have to ask about both of these increases is: for what?
After close to five years in Hanover now, Phil’s campus is falling apart, the faculty is underpaid, the house system is the object of disdain by students (who happily drink hard alcohol in the dorms and elsewhere), and the capital campaign is only now getting off the ground. Bob Lasher is as responsible for the latter point as much as Phil. To take the measure of Bob, you but need to read this secret shopper report.
Oh, brother. Is this place a mess.
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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