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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds V and VI Go Belly Up; and What’s the Nexus Between Dartmouth and North Carolina?

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds V and VI Go Belly Up; and What’s the Nexus Between Dartmouth and North Carolina?

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF) V and VI, which were the beneficiaries of Dartmouth’s conflicted investment policy (Dartmouth Charter Trustee R. Bradford Evans is a Managing Director at Morgan… Read more »

More on the Troubling Conflicts of the Board of Trustees

More on the Troubling Conflicts of the Board of Trustees

From the Tellus Institution’s report (p. 33), more accounts of serious conflicts of interest among the trustees, just in the last 5 years. Listed below are the trustees, their firms,… Read more »

“Egregious” Conflict of Interest

“Egregious” Conflict of Interest

Dartmouth’s investment policies are questionable at best, and now BusinessWeek has picked up on it with a story on elite colleges’ role in fomenting the speculation excesses of the Naughty… Read more »

Thursday News Update

Thursday News Update

Professor Tse has created one of those visual tricks that will undoubtedly end up in your e-mail inbox at some point down the road. Nifty. (Amusingly, NewScientist lists Dartmouth as… Read more »

Wednesday News Update

Wednesday News Update

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Charlie Wheelan wants his $25 back from United Airlines for losing his baggage. Good luck with that, Professor, but your first mistake was flying on… Read more »

Health Care Delivery

Health Care Delivery

You can’t say that it is completely unexpected, given Kim’s consistent advocacy on this issue. If any initiative is right up his alley, then it’s this one. Altogether, in addition… Read more »

Pres. Kim, Saving World Again

Pres. Kim, Saving World Again

I’ll say this about President Kim: he doesn’t slow down. This landed in Blitz inboxes this morning. May 17, 2010 Dear Members of the Dartmouth Community, Today we are announcing… Read more »

Syracuse, Columbia Commies Carry Contempt for Capitalist Commencement  Speakers

Syracuse, Columbia Commies Carry Contempt for Capitalist Commencement Speakers

Over at NRO, Charlotte Allen has an amusing article on students at Columbia and Syracuse who dislike their commencement speakers. Why? Well, they committed the great crime of being bankers…. Read more »

Swede Students Shut Down Free Speech

Swede Students Shut Down Free Speech

Occasionally, I’m reminded of how thankful I ought to be that I go to Dartmouth where folks of all stripes are level headed enough to hold a discussion or attend… Read more »

Bizarre Blitzes, Godawful Grammar

Bizarre Blitzes, Godawful Grammar

I’m used to getting a cornucopia of unsolicited blitzes from activist organizations of which I was previously unaware, but the combination of gag-inducing imagery and ambiguous grammatical construction made this… Read more »