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Phil Loses More Friends
The Review reports:
Does anyone at all admire Phil?
Addendum: An (angry) alumnus writes in:
Does anyone on the Board have the credibility to stand up to this poor excuse for a leader with regard to his behavior on Memorial Day?. It is time someone stood tall and proud. I can think of at least one who fits that description.
Our less than esteemed president who is supposed to be the epitome of a leader and a shining example of what it means to be a leader…especially at a school which now espouses producing leaders as one of its core goals, has become a laughing stock, a walking joke to anyone who believes in the value of true leadership. Is Phil so clueless and egotistical in his insensitive behavior that he expects to be above any criticism of his outlandish and disrespectful actions? Perhaps he believes that just wearing the mantle of President of Dartmouth grants him such status and not something he must earn.
It takes courage, humility and self sacrifice to be a leader. If judged by these standards our President exhibits none of these qualities. The devil is no longer in the details but now right in plain sight for all to see especially all those who wore the uniform, respected their flag, their country and their fellow soldiers and showed up when showing up was the right thing to do. A timely exorcism now seems in order for our ‘no-show’ president.
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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