Climate Change: One Gandhi Quote at a Time

This blitz was just sent out by Dean Lord, who, it appears, has come to the conclusion that the best way to generate understanding on important issues is through sarcasm.

>Date: 14 May 2007 16:15:15 -0400
>From: Stuart C. Lord
>Subject: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I have amazing news to report to the student body! In just a few months as the Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity, I am delighted to report that the Campus climate is repaired and we have achieved a standard of excellence other schools only long to attain!

I know this because I had invited students to Campus Climate lunches, and out of the entire student body, only 20 (yes, just 20!!) students responded. I am certain this must be because we have accomplished complete diversity and harmony and almost no one thinks there are any discussions left to be carried on.

However, in the event you think there is still need for discussion, and still need for healing, I would invite you to sign up for one of the lunches. There is plenty of room. There is also probably plenty to discuss. Tomorrow Tuesday May 15 or Next Tuesday May 22, 2007.

Stuart

To RSVP respond to the email and say ___ Yes I will be at Lunch this Tuesday or Next Tuesday.

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We Must Be The Change We Wish To See In The World
~Mahatma Gandhi
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Dr. Stuart Calvin Lord
Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity (Interim)
and the Virginia Rice Kelsey ’61S
Dean of the Tucker Foundation
Associate Provost
The William Jewett Tucker Foundation
Dartmouth College
6154 S. Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3510
Phone: (603) 646-3889
Fax: (603) 646-2645
Stuart.Lord@Dartmouth.edu

Quite frankly, I’m surprised even twenty people showed up—obviously they didn’t know they had Gandhi on their side.

N.B. If his efforts for Climate Change were as long as his job title, perhaps he would have something to show for it.