Bloomberg Takes to Hanover; Boloco for All!

In the continued spirit of President John Sloan Dickey’s “Great Issues” concept, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will take a break from the sweltering heat of the Big Apple on July 16 to speak in Moore Theater at the Hop. Bloomberg, who successfully amended New York City’s term limit laws in order to run and serve for a third term in 2008, will discuss his experiences as a politician, businessman, and philanthropist.

In a blitz to both undergrads and graduate students, President Kim explained that the lecture is intended to “provide the entire sophomore class with a shared experience that sparks campus-wide conversation and debate about important issues of the day.” The President elaborated that the talk is the first in a Dartmouth Presidential Lecture Series.

Although space is limited, and it is assumed that a seat at the talk is a hot commodity, President Kim is nonetheless sweetening the deal with free Boloco burrito vouchers for those in attendance. Additionally, students at the lecture will be asked for feedback “as part of our strategic planning process…as we examine ways to incorporate a shared intellectual experience into the Dartmouth summer schedule in future years.”

What better to spur Dartmouth students into a continuation of intellectual discourse than free Boloco?

Not to be outshone, President Kim will deliver his own lecture on July 29th in which he will discuss “the importance of developing ‘habits of the mind’ that are key to success in life. “

Bloomberg’s lecture will take place at 11:15 a.m. on July 16th, with Kim’s at 4 p.m. on the 29th.