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Dartmouth’s Only Independent Newspaper
Volume 28, Issue 15
April 9, 2009
The Hanover Review, Inc.
P.O. Box 343
Hanover, NH 03755

Change at Parkhurst

Doctor’s Orders:
A Liberal Arts Education is
Kim’s Best Option for Training
Tomorrow’s Leaders 3 & 6

Page The Dartmouth Review April 9, 2009

AoA Proposes Election Change
By Charles S. Dameron

The annual election of the Executive Committee of
the Association of Alumni (AoA) has come around again
– the voting period ends on May 6—and, although the
races for seats on the Executive Board lack suspense this
year (none of the positions are contested), the Association’s

—John Mathias ‘69, AoA President—
proposed amendment to its constitution, which would alter
the method for electing alumni members to the College’s
Board of Trustees, has garnered significant attention. The
Daily Dartmouth has already hailed the amendment as
one that “has unified many alumni and former College
officials who have traditionally taken opposing positions
on alumni governance issues.”

But several prominent alumni who were active in
the lawsuit initiative against the Administration’s trustee
board-packing plan see the election change as another
element of a broader subjugation of alumni rights to
College administration prerogatives, a charge that carries
extra weight in light of the removal of Todd Zywicki from
the Board of Trustees and a recent proclamation from
AoA President John Mathias that a new round of reform
will focus on regulating campaign financing in trustee
elections. Included in this band of dissenters is Frank
Gado, class of 1958, who decries the pressure the Board
of Trustees has applied on the AoA to ensure passage of
a voting procedure amendment, which he characterized
as “pass this amendment or else.”

Although Gado proposed a similar amendment in his
capacity as a member of the Executive Committee in 2007,
he sees this iteration of reform as one that is intended
to mollify an increasingly assertive Board of Trustees,
rather than a genuine expression of alumni initiative.

Indeed, while Gado’s allegations of undue College
pressure on the body of alumni are troubling enough, one
might ask why any amendment is needed. The current
voting procedure for alumni candidates to the Board of
Trustees is itself the product of a 1990 AoA reform, which
called for the nomination of at least three candidates
for election to the Board, to be chosen by an “approval”
method in which voters are allowed to cast ballots for as
many of the candidates as they wish.

Robert Norman, a longtime professor of Math at the
College who has now retired, penned a 2005 op-ed in the
pages of the Daily Dartmouth in which he argued forcefully against an attempt at the time to move to a “partial
preference” voting mechanism. Norman, noting the current Executive Committee’s argument that approval voting is “confusing” to voters, insisted that approval voting
has consistently been shown to be the fairest and most
accurate gauge of public support for a given candidate.
Norman wrote, “I have found that a substantial majority
of academic experts, a list that includes Nobel Laureates,
favor Approval Voting over systems that use successive
eliminations…that limit expressions of preferences.”
Norman’s conclusion lends itself to a re-examination of
the motivations behind this push for a change.

Ostensibly, the current system puts the three Alumni
Council-nominated candidates at a disadvantage: the AoA
says on its website that “Some alumni have expressed
concern that requiring the Alumni Council to nominate
three candidates results in vote splitting and election
of candidates who are not favored by the majority of
alumni.” This presupposes that those voters who support the Alumni Council candidates vote only once, an
assertion that perhaps demonstrates an underestimation
of the intelligence of the alumnus/a voter, particularly
given the historically aggressive communication efforts of
the Alumni Council to encourage its supporters to vote
for all three of its proffered candidates.

Mr. Dameron is a sophomore at the College and Executive Editor of The Dartmouth Review.


It also perpetuates a potent myth of the anti-petition
candidate crowd, which is that petition candidates are
the standard bearers of a radical minority cabal, and a
belief that if the rules of the game were changed (voting
procedure and campaign finance), the wishes of a loyal
majority would finally be allowed to trump a handful of
well-funded ‘right-wing’ activists.

Sadly for the anti-petitioners, it’s highly unlikely
that a switch from approval voting to plurality voting
(one voter, one vote) will yield significantly different
results. The odds facing a petition candidate are unlikely
to change. The 2007 election of Stephen Smith provides
an instructive illustration: 18,186 alumni voted in that
election, casting 32,941 votes. Smith won 9,984 of those
votes. If one takes it for granted that none of those voters who opposed the petition candidate voted for him,
then it’s safe to say that Smith was in fact the choice of
a sizeable majority (54.9%) of the alumni who voted,
securing a greater margin of victory over his opponents
than Barack Obama did over John McCain this fall.

It’s also possible to roughly extrapolate how the rest
of the vote broke down. How prevalent is the supposed
vote-splitting (which, after all, approval voting is designed
expressly to prevent)? If one again makes the assumption
that those who voted for Smith did, in the main, vote only
for Smith, then taking away Smith voters, we are left with
22,957 votes cast by 8,202 alumni. That’s 2.8 votes per
voter; based on the publicly available data, it would seem
that Dartmouth alumni are essentially using the approval
voting method exactly as it was meant to be used.

Thus, beyond any argument regarding the superiority
of approval or plurality voting, the most recent evidence
suggests that plurality voting will fail to yield the ‘right’
result in the view of the anti-petition alumni. However,
AoA President Mathias’s announcement that the Association plans to embark upon a new round of campaign
regulations does cast a dark cloud over prospects for future
petition candidates. This effort would be of a piece with
past Association efforts to prevent petition candidates
from competing for alumni seats on the Board of Trustees. As Gado says, “Every time a ‘reform’ is run, it’s to
close a loophole to ensure that only the official College
message gets out.”

Limiting the candidates’ ability to spend money in
trustee races provides an inherent advantage to those
alumni candidates nominated by the Council, whose
message is supported by the official College apparatus.
Opposing the College can be expensive. Just ask Gado,
who in an official capacity as a member of the Association’s
Executive Committee was nevertheless denied access to
an alumni mailing list for the purpose of surveying alums,

I

t perpetuates a potent myth of the antipetition candidate crowd—that petition
candidates are the standard-bearers of a
radical minority cabal, and a belief that if
the rules of the game were changed, the
wishes of a loyal majority would finally be
allowed to trump a handful of well-funded
‘right-wing’ activists.
and eventually resorted to paying $30,000 from his own
pocket to bankroll the venture.

Likewise, petition candidates, simply because of
the nature of the process, have no choice but to spend a
certain amount of money obtaining signatures to validate
their candidacy, as well as to communicate a reason for
opposing the Council slate.

Even supporters of regulation acknowledge that in
pursuing spending limits, the Association would be toeing
a fine line with infringement upon the right to free speech.
As Jim Adler ’60, who has served on the Association’s
balloting committee, was quoted in a recent article for
he Daily Dartmouth, “How can you say to somebody,
‘You can’t spend your own money’? That is really flying
in the face of the First Amendment.”

A fine question, and one not fully addressed as yet
by the vocal proponents of campaign finance reform. But
again, this effort at clamping down on alumni opinion is
nothing new on the Dartmouth scene. To the contrary,
it was the prohibition of free speech and free thought,
so prevalent at Dartmouth (and at American universities
generally) in recent years, that sparked the election of

TJ Rodgers ‘70, the first ‘modern’ petition candidate.
As Rodgers said in an interview with the Review in
2004, “One thing that I believe is distinctly different
at Dartmouth today is the degradation of freedom of
speech and the freedom of assembly—I’m deliberately
using First Amendment language there—at the College
today, by a lot, compared to when I was there [as an
undergraduate].”

What did that lead to, in the opinion of Rodgers,
who, against tough odds as a petition candidate, nevertheless won the clear backing of voting alumni? “The
College today has a credibility problem with the alumni

—Todd Zywicki ‘88, Petition Alumni Trustee—
body…The alums have not been treated well—except
the ones that get wined and dined for the big check.”

The weekend announcement of the Trustees’ decision
not to re-elect their fellow member Todd Zywicki will
provide another piece of ammunition for those alumni
who have heavily criticized the College’s refusal to tolerate dissenting thought. Zywicki did nothing to violate his
responsibilities of conduct as a trustee – his Pope Center
speech, so heavily criticized by Dartmouth officials, and
the reason for his ouster, was well within the boundaries
of acceptable speech, politically imprudent as it may have
been.

What really riled Zywicki’s opponents was his condemnation of College policies and principal College
administrators and decision-makers. But his speech was
not, as his opponents claimed, a repudiation of Dartmouth
itself, which would indeed have been grounds for removal
from his post.

The inability to make a distinction (or eager willingness to blur the distinction) between criticism of current
policy and criticism of the alma mater is a classic sign of
an illiberal and authoritarian political environment. As
long as that environment, which is the cause of alumni
discontent, prevails, the College will continue to find
itself in its current morass.

It would be ironic if, in the course of clamping down
on petition candidacies through a campaign finance
mechanism, the College-backed AoA inadvertently inflamed alumni opinion once again, leading to yet another
cycle of bitter and hard-fought elections. Yet that seems
to be the road hazarded by the College’s ‘Establishment’
circle, both with its imminent attempt to suppress free
speech in the form of a campaign finance change and
with the Board of Trustees’ decision to unceremoniously
dump from its club a distinguished legal scholar, Todd
Zywicki.

It’s particularly tragic that these confrontational policies are pursued against a backdrop of deep economic
troubles for the College, at a time when continuing the
mission of the institution will require ever-greater financial support from the very alumni the College attempts
to disenfranchise.
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twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
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Leaders and Liberating Arts

The announcement on March 2 of Dr. James Kim To begin with, he won’t train an army of future leaders
as the new President of the College has met with what by focusing on past hobby-horses like campus expansion
seems like universal approval. President Wright described or running end-maneuvers around alumni. The best
him as an innovator with “the global perspective it will way to create leaders, as far as I can tell, is through an
take to lead the College into a new era of distinction unabashedly vigorous liberal arts education, the sort of
and achievement.” Ed Haldeman ’70, Chairman of curriculum that produced John Dickey so many years
Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees, called Kim “the ideal ago. The liberating arts (as Dickey called it) focuses not
person to lead the College.” And our own Student As- on technical skill or specialized knowledge, rather on
sembly at Dartmouth (SAD) President, Molly Bode ’09, making students “more enlightened, more humane and
has said that he has the “conscience and the heart to lead more just.” Just what Kim is after.
Dartmouth.”

In an essay from his 1979 book, Medusa and the Snail,

Perhaps most insightfully, Trustee Peter Robinson the biologist and physician Lewis Thomas noted that the
’79 commented, “Dr. Kim has already demonstrated a “influence of the modern medical school on liberal-arts
profound respect for the College’s traditions—and a education in this country over the last decade has been
keen sense of what it must do to retain its preeminence baleful and malign, nothing less.” The pre-requirements
in higher education. He’ll enable Dartmouth to be for medical school create a technical school atmosphere
Dartmouth—to live up to its best self.” High praise.
for undergraduates going into medicine. This is precisely

In the hope that Kim will indeed let Dartmouth be what has to be avoided if Kim wants students to think of
Dartmouth, The Dartmouth
the world’s troubles as their
Review too, notwithstanding
troubles. Nothing will conthe praise from Ed Haldetribute to turning out leaders
man, is cautiously optimistic
like cementing Dartmouth’s
about the selection of Kim.
place as the premier liberal

His co-founding of
arts institution in the counPartners in Health speaks to
try. That means following
his vision; his development
in Dickey’s footsteps by
of a treatment for multirecruiting world-class facdrug resistant tuberculosis
ulty, reintroducing great
speaks to his initiative; and
issues courses, and inspiring
perhaps most importantly,
students.
his success at the World

Lewis wanted preHealth Organization speaks
medical students to study
to his ability to cut through
Greek, History, English,
bureaucracy. His resume
and Philosophy—not just
has been quoted back-andthe sciences. He noted that
A.S. Erickson
forth across campus. Yet
only then would doctors be
the resume shows only part
fully equipped as humans to
of what gives us hope at the Review. Equally important learn the technical aspects of their craft. If Kim wants
is Kim’s sense of Dartmouth’s history as he takes on his the College to create leaders, I suspect the same formula
new job.
that Lewis elaborated in his essay would be as near perfect

In his speech to the Dartmouth community (see page as anything.
6) after his selection was announced, Kim looked back to
He notes that in returning to the liberal arts “society
the example set by President John Sloan Dickey. Kim would be the ultimate beneficiary. We could look forward
said Dickey’s “example and achievements were such an to a generation of doctors who have learned as much as
inspiration to me during the course of my selection.”
anyone can learn, in our colleges and universities, about

He noted, in particular, Dickey’s mission to equip how human beings have always lived out their lives.” His
Dartmouth students for the problems of the world. “The point about the benefits of a liberal arts education for docworld’s troubles are your troubles,” Dickey often told his tors applies mutatis mutandis to students in general.
students. As we chronicled in “Dickey’s Example” (TDR
In his remarks to the community Kim stresses exactly
11/16/08), Dickey is the paradigm for future presidents the sort of outcomes associated with the liberal arts.
to look to on leadership and innovation.
“Education is not just about transferring knowledge—it

Dickey’s example will be vital if Kim wants to “prepare is about learning how to be citizens of the world, how to
an army of future leaders: students like you who will go work effectively with others as part of a team, and how
out into the world and, by making the most of what you to emerge from your studies with an enduring and robust
learn from your professors and from each other, make philosophy of life.”
that world more productive, more enlightened, more
There is no better antidote to the sort of formulaic
humane and more just.”
learning disparaged by Kim than a robust liberal arts

My optimism for Kim’s selection comes, of course, education at the College. In short, let Dartmouth be
with some advice for his upcoming presidential goals. Dartmouth.
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Inside This Issue
Proposed Change to Alumni Voting
The Week in Review
Kim’s Address to Dartmouth
Philosophers Talk Poverty and Bioethics
Rates of Alumni Giving
Spring Sports Roundup
Marilynne Robinson Returns to Gilead
Hart on Afghanistan
Emerson Quartet Performs
Barrett’s Mixology & The Last Word

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The Week In Review
Bullet-Hole Compassion

In what is perhaps one of the most riveting events to
occur in Hanover since the opening of the new Yama restaurant, Elliott and Barbara Lewis were discovered dead
in their home on March 16. Their deaths appear to be a
murder-suicide, with husband Elliott, in a stunning display
of affection, shot his wife Barbara repeatedly in the head
and chest, and then took his own life. A suicide note left
at the scene justifies Elliott Lewis’ actions as insurance that
his wife would not have to live without him in light of his
poor health. Right. Because multiple gunshots just scream
compassion.

Assistant attorney general Peter Hinckley told the Daily
Dartmouth that “domestic violence is not a suspected motive in this case.” Which leads us at the Review to question
either the competency of those investigating this crime, or
what exactly violence in a domicile should be called.

Motives aside, this murder-suicide has the town of
Hanover in a near frenzy. People who knew the deceased
have come forward with such heartfelt statements as, “I’m
very upset by this”, and the Hanover Police are being backed
by the big boys themselves, the State Police Major Crime
Unit, in this investigation. We at the Review know that
walking to CVS (next door to the scene of the crime) will
never happen in such a carefree manner again.

Ivy Grads Squeeze By

In a shocking news article released by Forbes on April 2,
it has recently come to the attention of some that the rulers
of America tend to overlap with graduates of Ivy League
schools. We at the Review were blind-sighted by this revelation, which just might prove that choosing Dartmouth over
Bunker Hill Community College was the right choice after
all. These elite schools, it would seem, breed elite members
of society. The low numbers of Ivy graduates entering the
proletariat upon graduation might prove a daunting problem
for incoming president Jim Kim.

In fact, close to one third of all United States presidents, half of all Supreme Court justices, and one quarter
of current U.S. senators have attended at least one of the
Ivy League schools. All together, graduates of these eight
schools constitute over a third of some of our country’s
most important leaders. So even given the current state of
the economy, it is not quite time to resign oneself to a life
slaving away under those golden arches; there is hope yet.

O’Rourke Treated at
DHMC for Cancer

In September of 2008, PJ O’Rourke, the noted conservative commentator and satirist, announced that he had
been diagnosed with anal cancer. Since then, he has been
treated at the Dartmouth-Hithcock Medical Center. His

“What?” “I said, ‘lifestyle drugs are great.’”

—Col. James A. Donovan ‘39—
treatment was successful, and the cancer appears to be gone.
the Review shares the joy of the O’Rourke family over the
success of these procedures, and wishes Mr. O’Rourke a
speedy recovery. May his humor once more grace the pages
of our nation’s journals.

Wenda Gu: Still Crazy,
Still at Large

If you were on campus or visited during the summer
and fall of 2007, you may very well remember a bizarre
sight upon strolling down Berry Library’s “main street”
or Baker’s main hall: hair. Not just a little of it sitting in a
corner off to the side, gigantic strands of the multicolored
locks (which, according to the Hood’s website, was collected
from Dartmouth students and the upper-valley community
in 2006) hanging from walls and generally serving to make
Baker-Berry Library feel like some sort of grotesque forest
of follicles. The artist Wenda Gu’s purported purpose was,
“that through his art he might unite humanity and encourage international understanding.” Nevermind that he used
child labor to make the “sculptures.”

Mr. Gu undoubtedly succeeded, though probably not in
the way he intended. One editorial in the Daily Dartmouth
contained plenty of chuckle-worthy quotes: “Wenda Gu’s
exhibit really broadened my perception of art … in the sense
that I stayed as far away from it as I could,” etc. It was quite
obvious that the reaction on campus to the monument of

manes was largely negative, with people decrying the art’s
“Gu-rilla” nature, if you will.
Unfortunately for art lovers everywhere, Gu is still at large,
this time in Philly; 200 national flags made out of human
hair hang in a Drexel University science building in front
of a glass wall six feet high and one hundred feet long. The
exhibit’s co-director, Abbie Dean, commented, “It’s very
cathedral-like,” and that, “it almost gives it a stained-glass
feeling.” While we do regard this “art” as rather goofy, we’re
just glad that we no longer have to walk through a blue
curtain of curls to get to the elevator.

Dartmouth apparently
“Not Really that Great”

According to the newest edition of the trusted yet
untested source on America’s best colleges, The US News
and World Report, Dartmouth remains the eleventh best
“university” in the country. The annual ranking continues
to place Harvard, Princeton, and Yale in the top spots due
to their large endowments and the amount of money spent
on research—and also to the semi-mysterious category of
peer recognition. The methods employed to determine the
rankings are however not necessarily linked to an exceptional
educational experience. While it is surprising to many at the
College that it is not included in the top ten of America’s
colleges, it is not the only Ivy that has been left out of the
top ten: Cornell and Brown coming in at numbers 14 and

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The Week in Review
favorites.

Trustees Hang Out

“Like, I’m majoring in corporate bailout.”

—Col. James A. Donovan ‘39—
16 are also crying tears in their beers, as it were. Anyhow,
carry on.

UC Accepts Rejects

University of California San Diego may have pulled
the biggest April Fools’ Day joke ever—except that it was
two days early and completely by mistake. On Monday
March 30, the school sent out an acceptance email to all
of its applicants, 29,000 of whom who had already been
rejected—by email—2 weeks prior. The acceptance email
was actually intended for only 18,000 of the applicants.
UCSD soon realized the mistake when confused students
called wondering if their application had been reconsidered.
Admissions director, Mae Brown sent an apology email to all
the rejected applicants within 2 hours. But this was not soon
enough to prevent a roller coaster ride of emotion for many
of the confused students who were convinced that the school
had reconsidered their initial rejection. Arya Shamulian told
CNN News, “It was one of the best moments of my life” and
that he called his family members to celebrate. The entire
admissions staff spent the next day fielding calls and emails
from outraged and confused students like Shamulian.

As if this mistake wasn’t enough warning to other schools’
admissions officers to make their list and then check it twice,
New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School
of Public Service accidentally sent acceptance emails to 489
rejected applicants—on April Fools’ Day.

Student Guilty of Fraud

On Thursday, April 2, Mohammad Usman ‘10 pled
guilty to federal charges of identity fraud and financial aid
fraud. After less than two years at the College, he had managed to secure a cool $18,000 out of the Tucker foundation,
Career Services, and the Student Employment Office - at
least, that’s what he’s admitted to. Any respectable fraudster
knows enough to hold a little back

For our readers out there with felonious aspirations,
know that it took quite a bit of planning. He had to forge
the signature of Stuart Lord, former dean of the Tucker
Foundation, multiple times to rake in this cash. Apparently
the feds don’t take too kindly to that. There was also plenty
of hard effort spent convincing Career Services and the

SEO that he had a job. Of course, he’ll have a long time to
figure out whether he would’ve been better off exploring
other careers — such as getting a job — during his year of
scheming; the maximum sentence is 15 years and $250,000,
though he’ll undoubtedly get off easier since he plead guilty.
Usman’s legacy at the College is now uncertain. Up until
this point he was almost certainly going to be remembered
as “the dude who did an exchange at an all girls college.”
“The felon,” will put up a stiff fight.

As Usman prepares for his trip to Club Fed, he’ll have
a lot of questions to answer. What position on the softball
team will he play? Which gang will he join? If you’re reading this, Mohammad, buck up: TDR hears the ice cream
sandwiches are amazing.

Youtube Expands into Educational Procrastination

If you’ve ever procrastinated by hopping on YouTube,
you can no longer use the popular site for brief (or not so
brief) escapes and expect it to be relatively devoid of educational material. YouTube announced on March 27 that it
has launched a new page, YouTube EDU (www.youtube.
com/edu), to collect all of the college-run YouTube channels
in one location, thereby making videos of class lectures and
other academically related videos much easier to find.

Spencer Crooks, a YouTube spokesman, said in a statement that the site now has full lectures for well over two
hundred courses, including but not limited to, “computer
science to literature, biology to philosophy, history, political
science, psychology, law, and much more.”

The site contains videos from the prestigious (Duke,
Vanderbilt), the large (University of Texas, UC Berkley),
and the obscure (show of hands, who’s ever heard of the
College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN?).

YouTube EDU also includes the official Dartmouth
College YouTube channel which contains mostly full length
videos of guest lecturers and clips of an interview with
President Elect Jim Yong Kim. Curiously, the channel for
the Thayer School of Engineering is listed in the directory,
but the channels belonging to the Dartmouth Medical
School and Tuck School of Business are absent. Sadly, the
infamous “Drinking Time” video is nowhere to be found
on the channels, either amongst the uploaded videos or the


The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees met in
Hanover this past weekend to consider a number of items.
First, the Board voted to authorize more than $165 million
worth of tax-exempt bonds to fund a number of construction projects on campus, including the nearly opened New
Hampshire hall and the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
near the Medical School. The latter is scheduled to be ready
in the fall of 2011 and, at 174,500 square feet, allow for a
substantial expansion of undergraduate and graduate-level
teaching and research space.

Additionally, the Trustees voted for a new student
service fee for Dartmouth Medical School students. This
fee included, the Medical School’s total tuition and fee
costs will have jumped an eye-popping 8.9% for fiscal year
2010.

The Board also approved the construction of a new
loading dock at the rear of the Hopkins Center. The dock
will be a necessary addition to the facility should the nowstalled plans for the new Visual Arts Center go ahead. The
construction will occur this summer, necessitating the
relocation of all performances from Spaulding Auditorium
for the months of July and August. The Trustees were also
treated to a presentation advocating for the approval of the
Visual Arts Center, which has been held up due to funding issues. The report stressed the Center would improve
the Dartmouth student experience by providing teaching
and production studios, a digital laboratory, classrooms,
exhibition space, a screening room, an auditorium for film
projection and faculty and administrative offices.

Finally, Dartmouth’s 2009 Affirmative Action Plan was
considered and approved. The plan (“AAP”) is produced
yearly by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity and
is used by the College to judge hiring practices for both staff
and faculty, ensuring that they comply with Federal and
State equal opportunity statutes. The plan includes, among
other things, an analysis of the racial and gender composition
of Dartmouth’s staff and faculty. These statistics are then
compared to the pool of applicants from which new hires
are selected. The report noted that the College’s tenure
and tenure track faculty consist of 34% women and 10.7%
minorities.

TDR Reviews
Observe and Report

On Tuesday, the Hopkins Center showed and advanced
screening of Observe and Report; here is our writer’s take.
Seth Rogen plays Ronnie Barnhardt the relatable loser in
Jody Hill’s Observe and Report, a movie about a mall cop
with delusions of authority. Rogen is supported by a few
more dorky rent-a-cops and stereotypical mall personalities,
with cameos by Patton Oswalt and Aziz Ansari. Anna Faris
plays the ditzy, self-absorbed love interest of Ronnie while
Collete Wolfe is the “other” girl. Finally, Ray Liotta is the
antagonist Detective Harrison, who serves his police duty
by reminding lowly Ronnie of his place in society.

Rogen doesn’t depart much from his earlier characters
except in his depiction of responsibility. Ronnie Barnhardt is
in fact so irresponsible, that he percieves his reckless actions
as necessary to the peace of the mall. In Rogen’s new flick,
you’ll see recognizable themes of the underdog prevailing,
and self-realization. You’ll also see the old themes of common drug use, dick jokes, and the gratuitis, inconsequential
violence you may have seen in Pineapple Express. If you’ve
never seen Seth Rogen before, I would recommend seeing him in his earlier films to understand his humor. If you
like Seth Rogen, then you will be able to take in stride his
playful fictionalization of life in Ronnie’s shoes, and enjoy
the comedy-action of Observe and Report.

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Kim Speaks to Dartmouth

Editor’s Note: The following is the speech delivered by
Dr. James Kim on March 2, following the announcement that
he had been selected the seventeenth President of Dartmouth
College.

Thank you, Ed and Al, for your too generous introduction – and for the honor that you and your colleagues on the
board of trustees have bestowed on me, in entrusting to me
leadership of this magnificent institution—this college on
the hill. And thank you, everyone, for the warmth you’ve
already shown me as the newest member of the Dartmouth
family.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank my parents. My
father, Nhak Hee Kim who passed away more than twenty
years ago, was a dentist—and dentists are among the most
practical people on earth. He taught me the value of hard
work, determination, and keeping both feet firmly on the
ground. My mother, Oaksook Kim, studied theology and
received her Ph.D. in philosophy. She taught me to respect
every individual—while daring great things. Dare great
things, keep both your feet on the ground. I hope that will
prove to be a good formula for a president of Dartmouth.

As I embark on this exciting journey, I’m humbled by
the example set by those who’ve gone before me—men
like Ernest Hopkins, John Kemeny and John Sloan Dickey,
about whom I will speak in a moment. And men like David
McLaughlin and James Freedman—and of course Jim
Wright.


—Dr. James Kim, 17th President of Dartmouth—
Jim, you’ve devoted your life to Dartmouth, including eleven
years as President. You leave enormous shoes to fill. Your
tenure has enriched academic life at Dartmouth with an
expansion of the faculty and the launch of new academic
initiatives, and it’s transformed the campus with an array
of beautiful buildings. You and Susan created a warm and
inviting atmosphere for all Dartmouth students, faculty and
alums—and even for newcomers like me. My wife Younsook
and I will do our best to continue to nurture this wonderful
environment.

Younsook is sorry she can’t be here today. As Ed mentioned, my second son was born just three days ago. It’s
been quite a week! My older son Thomas said to me just
yesterday, “Daddy, why does everything have to happen to
us at the same time?” But I can assure you that Thomas and
Younsook are just as excited as I am in joining the Dartmouth
community.

As I drove onto our snow covered campus today, I
was struck once again by the spectacular setting in which

Dartmouth students live and learn. I can’t imagine a more known that my own impact as an individual will be limited.
beautiful place to be a student—or, for that matter, a Col- That’s why I’ve worked to teach and mentor young people
lege President.
who can have a far greater impact than me. That’s what

But far beyond its physical beauty, Dartmouth is an attracted me to this extraordinary place called Dartmouth
institution without parallel—unique, even—in higher edu- College. Here, we have all the tools to prepare an army of
cation. This is a community bound by rich traditions and a future leaders: students like you who will go out into the
vibrant, ever-evolving culture. The diversity here is real, yet world and, by making the most of what you learn from your
there’s a strong, abiding sense of family that extends out to professors and from each other, make that world more proour 69,000 alumni. As an anthropologist, I understand and ductive, more enlightened, more humane and more just.
value the importance of cherished traditions, a deeply shared
We know we can create these leaders because
campus culture and a diverse, yet cohesive community. My Dartmouth faculty do what is thought to be impossible at
family and I are anxious to learn about and embrace every other institutions—you teach so well that students give the
bit of it.
quality of your instruction a
ickey
was
fond
of
telling
students
“the

Indeed, I’m looking
97 percent approval rating.
forward to working with all
world’s troubles are your troubles.” . At the same time, you do
of you in the years to come to
ground-breaking research
preserve and strengthen what . . In my small way, I’ve tried to make the and make great contributions
makes Dartmouth so special . world’s troubles my troubles.
to your field. It will be my
. . to ensure that our College
job to ensure that you, the
is appreciated and its influfaculty, reach your highest
ence felt ever more widely in the world . . . and to secure its aspirations, both as teachers and as scholars.
future in a rapidly changing global landscape. These will be
We know Dartmouth graduates can change the world . . .
my top priorities as President and Chief Advocacy Officer they already are. From the last two Secretaries of the Treaof Dartmouth College.
sury, Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner, to the Ochieng’

Young people from many, many backgrounds come brothers, Milton and Fred. Inspired by a Dartmouth comhere because of the exceptional learning experience that munity service trip to Nicaragua, the Ochieng’s returned
Dartmouth offers—whether as undergraduates or to join to the small village in rural Kenya where they were born to
the first-rate professional schools and graduate programs start a clinic. This clinic administers not just medical care
that the College can point to with great pride.
but hope itself. Dartmouth graduates all over the world are

Certainly, a vital part of that learning takes place in doing great things and making us all proud.
the classrooms in Kemeny, in Dartmouth Hall, the labs
I’ve found again and again in my career that when you
in Fairchild and among the stacks in Baker. But just as set bold, ambitious goals, plenty of people will tell you that
important to that learning is what happens out on Whitey you’re crazy or that it just can’t be done. That’s what they
Burnham Field, up on Mount Moosilauke, here on the stage told us at Partners In Health, when we wanted to treat
in the Hop and, yes, even late at night on Webster Avenue. people suffering from multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in
Education is not just about transferring knowledge—it is the slums of Lima, Peru. And it’s what they told us at the
about learning how to be citizens of the world, how to work World Health Organization when we wanted to treat three
effectively with others as part of a team, and how to emerge million people living with HIV in developing countries.
from your studies with an enduring and robust philosophy
I’m happy to say that we didn’t listen to the naysayers.
of life.
Now, people across the globe are being treated for both

Dartmouth is better equipped, perhaps more so than drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV, and the naysayers
any other school in the nation, to teach these virtues . . . to have been converted.
help educate well-rounded leaders who can go forth and
If we teach nothing else at Dartmouth, we must teach
make the world a better place.
our students to find their passion, to aim high, work hard,

That brings me back to John Sloan Dickey, whose ex- and settle for nothing less than to transform the world. I
ample and achievements were such an inspiration to me dur- know Dartmouth students can achieve anything to which
ing the course of my selection as President of Dartmouth. they commit themselves.

President Dickey left a lasting mark. He spent most of
My job will be to make sure that Dartmouth gives you,
his career before becoming President outside of academia, our students, all the tools you need to do unprecedented
but he believed passionately in the power of education to things—whether in science or the arts or business or
foster positive change. He was fond of telling students health—things that even today seem unimaginable. Who
“the world’s troubles are your troubles.” And he believed could ask for a better job than that?
that a Dartmouth education should equip young people to
The anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never
do something about those troubles. I believe that remains underestimate the capacity of a small group of committed
Dartmouth’s most important mission today.
souls to change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that

Like President Dickey, I’ve spent much of my career ever has.” Well, we’re not such a small group at Dartmouth,
in places that are very different from Hanover. I’ve spent and I’ve already met a lot of committed souls here. The
plenty of time in the classroom, but also in the slums of Peru, greatest privilege of my life will be to work with all of you
amid the rural poverty of Haiti, in post-genocidal Rwanda, as President, to make the world’s troubles our troubles, and
and in the snowy cold of Siberia.
to train leaders the likes of which the world has never seen,

In my small way, I’ve tried to make the world’s troubles to take them on.
my troubles. I’ve tackled them directly by setting up treat-
Thank you all for welcoming me. I can’t wait to get
ment programs, working to lower the prices of life-saving started. It is, as we all know, a small college. And yet the
drugs and changing global health policy. But I’ve always Kim family already loves it. Thank you very much.
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The Gert Bioethics Conference
Compiled from Staff Reports

A conference on Bioethics was held on Saturday April
4, in honor of Professor Bernard Gert of the Philosophy
Department. Gert has been a member of the philosophy
faculty at the College for a remarkable fifty years. During
that time, Gert has come to be a recognized authority on the
ethics of medicine and morality more generally conceived.
Indeed Tom Beauchamp, a prominent bioethicist, called
Gert the “most important philosopher for common morality
in the last 200 years.”

Gert’s account of common morality rests on his idiosyncratic account of rationality, which he defines negatively.
That is, he defines an irrational action as an action “that
has as its intended result the agent’s death, pain, disability,
loss of freedom, or loss of pleasure.” In addition the agent
doesn’t believe anyone will gain any benefits from his actions.
Such a content-filled definition (the definition is made up
of a list) is unusual in philosophy. Rational agents are those
that comprise the sphere of common morality. His moral
system is then built upon a set of rules against doing harm
and ideals promoting beneficence.

—Yale Philosopher Thomas Pogge—

The conference unofficially started on Friday afternoon
with Thomas Pogge’s talk on unjust social rules in international poverty. His program was to show how, without a
positive duty (i.e. the duty to help others in need), the West
has a negative duty to help third world poverty. Briefly, the
argument can be summarized as such: wealthy countries
actively contribute to persistent poverty (which means intense suffering) through their “participation in the design
and imposition of supranational institutional arrangements

that foreseeably and avoidably aggravate life-threatening wide discretion to choose treatment, so long as their choice
poverty abroad” (emphasis added). Unfortunately, Pogge “meets minimal standards of acceptable care.”
didn’t spend much time unpacking his argument, focusing
After Kopelman, Robert Steiner gave a talk on living
instead on documenting the amount of aggravation caused donor kidney transplantation. He specifically pointed out
by the supranational institutions.
that transplantation centers often don’t know the risks of

Though the talk was relatively short on the philosophical using less than optimal donors, and the centers use the rigid
justifications for his view, his account of the duplicity of the safe/unsafe dichotomy to describe risks to donors. Steiner
United Nations was fascinating in its own right. Step-by- recommended moving to describing risks on a continuum,
step Pogge illustrated how the UN consistently redifines its and using testing to make sure that donors understand
mission, with the result that it focuses on fewer people in risks.
poverty all the while claiming ever greater successes.
The UN was not his only example; he also took aim
at the World Bank as well as farm subsidies.

On Saturday, the actual conference got under
way; Gert’s account of common morality and bioethics was engaged on many fronts, as each of the
ten speakers spent forty-five minutes picking apart
different aspects of his theory. I only have space
to touch on the highlights of the conference.

Beauchamp opened the conference on Saturday morning by examining different justifications
for common morality, noting Gert’s controversial
avoidance of a purely empirical justification. Thomas
Pogge followed Beauchamp by examining the
general concept of common morality. He worried
about problems like what our obligations are in a —Professor Bernard Gert, retiring after 50 years at Dartmouth—
context of widespread non-compliance, and if it is

Don Marquis, unsurprisingly, drew the largest crowd
possible to non-circularly define who the moral agents in a of students. He is well known for his 1989 paper defending
society are.
the rights of fetuses against abortion. In that paper, Marquis

Professor Ron Green of the religion department at developed an account of death that identified the principle
Dartmouth, himself a prominent bioethicist, defended a harm behind death as the loss of “a future of value.” In other
more traditional view of rationality as positively defined, words, the principle problem behind killing is the future
or, as he called it, a means-end view of rationality. Such that the killer deprives the killed of, whether moral agent
an account would include the choice of maximizing one’s or something that, if left to its own devices, will become a
desires, without a strong time preference, and may be rela- moral agent (i.e. children and fetuses).
tive among different people—what is rational for one person
Gert had publicly criticized Marquis’ position, claiming
may be irrational for others. His account of rationality also that morality is agreed upon by moral agents. Therefore it
included something he called “regressive impartiality,” a can be extended only to non-moral agents by the overwhelmkind of throwback to a type of Rawlsian veil of ignorance ing consensus of moral agents. That explains why children
for making impartial decisions on moral questions. Green are protected but fetuses are not, on Gert’s account. In
claimed that his system would have the benefit of giving an Marquis’ presentation he criticized Gert’s critique for not
answer to every moral question, whereas Gert maintains giving a rationale for extending protection to children but
that not every moral dilemma has a single correct answer; not fetuses.
instead, there is a range of morally acceptable courses of
Etta Pisano ’79, a former student of Gert’s, ended
action.
the conference with a discussion on the efficaciousness

Loretta Kopelman of the Brody School of Medicine of hospital ethics committees. She outlined problems of
went after Gert’s account of what should happen to patients under-training and lack of interest on the part of hospitals
in a persistent vegetative state who do not have advanced themselves. Dan Callahan of the Hastings Center suggested
directives specifying their wishes. Gert argues that we should that there may be a correlation with the lack of interest on
rely on extensive polling to determine what most people the parts of hospitals and doctors in ethics and the exclusion
would want to happen to them in a persistent vegetative of the humanities as a focal point of undergraduate medical
state. We would then follow what the significant majority education.
would want unless there are reasons not to—for instance,
By the end of the conference, students couldn’t help
if there is an advanced directive, or if the patient’s guardian but come away with a sense of the importance of Gert’s
had a previous conversation with the patient. Kopelman contributions to the study of morality and of his widespread
argued that the surrogate of the patient should be given influence on bioethics.
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Alumni Donation Rates Compared
By Brian Nachbar

Colleges always need money; to that end, they ceaselessly solicit contributions. However, donations are more
than a source of capital; they are a barometer of alumni
loyalty and support. With that in mind, it’s heartening to
note that Dartmouth’s fundraising per living alumnus is the
third highest out of the seven Ivy League schools currently
engaged in capital campaigns (only Harvard isn’t), with a
capital campaign target of about $19,000 per alumnus over
five years. Only Princeton and Yale exceed this amount.

The College’s showing continues a history of strong
alumni support. It may also in part reflect the high incomes
of Dartmouth’s graduates, which according to a recent study
are the highest of any college. On the other hand, alumni’s
financial success implies that even better fundraising performance is possible. Losing out to Yale and Princeton should
never be regarded as inevitable.

Moreover, 53% of alumni donated to Dartmouth in
2008. This figure far surpasses the 41% low reached early in
the Wright presidency but still falls below previous figures
of as high as 60%. The present figure is among the best in
higher education, but there is no reason to suppose that the
historic heights are unattainable today.

One factor preventing the realization of this potential
may be the Board-packing controversy. Taking away a
group’s power rarely endears one to that group, especially
when doing so violates a century-old tradition and a quite
possibly legally binding contract. Also harmful may be the
trend that led to the controversy: the administration’s treating alumni as enemies. Dartmouth administrations have
consistently been hostile to petition candidates, actively
opposing the alumni’s attempts to exert their rightful influence. Even if there were no precedent to consider, allowing
and embracing alumni input would still be a wise way to
increase donations. The administration recognized this in
1891, when they instituted alumni nomination of Board
members; it is no less true today.

Brian Nachbar is a freshman at the College and Associate Editor of The Dartmouth Review.


Though the success of Dartmouth’s fundraising remains
enviable, there is room for improvement. The current capital campaign will soon end, giving incoming president Jim
Yong Kim time to settle in to
his office, but he will eventually have to face the challenge
of securing contributions for
the College. To maximize his
success, he will have to engage
with alumni and reawaken
their ties with Dartmouth.
Restoring parity would be
one obvious way to do so, as
would be considering alumni
input more seriously. Kim will

probably face a recovering or recovered economy and will
have a great opportunity to bolster alumni support. Only
time will tell how he fares.
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Early Spring Sports Round-up
By Michael R. DiBenedetto

Classic in Sacramento was too much for the women in green
to handle. They left Sacramento without scoring a single

It’s the beginning of the spring season, and some In- win, falling to UNLV, Sacramento State, BYU, and Colorado
dians sports teams are off to an unprecedented start, while State. The team headed south to Moraga, where it split a
others are struggling to get any wins at all. The top story is two game series with St. Mary’s. The Indians ended their
Indians baseball, which has started the league season with final game of their California trip with a big win over San
eight straight wins against Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Jose State.
Cornell. This breaks the 1937 team’s record of 7 straight
The team extended its win streak to three in the first
wins. The Indians may have been energized by the open- conference game of the season, edging out Penn 8-7. The
ing of Biondi Park, the new $5.2 million baseball facility second game of the doubleheader, however, was a much
adjacent to Memorial Field. The new facility contains a different story. The Indians were crushed 0-8. The loss did
new synthetic FieldTurf surface, batting cages, bullpens, not get them down, as they easily put away Columbia in a
a new scoreboard, press box, and landscaping, as well as doubleheader in New York, scoring 12 runs to Columbia’s
seating for 650 spectators and the ability to add 1,000 seats 2. The Indians’ next big test would come from UMass.
along the baselines.
The Minutemen got the best of the women, shutting them

The baseball team began its season with a tough road trip out 0-5. The loss was quickly forgotten with Ivy oppoto Durham, losing both games of a doubleheader to the Blue nents Princeton and Cornell coming to town the following
Devils. Things didn’t get
weekend. The Indians easily
any better on their West
fter the match, coach Magleby quipped, dispatched the Tigers in both
Coast trip. After a close
“It’s always positive to play a program games of the doubleheader.
7-8 loss against Pacific,
Cornell, however, proved to
with
a
similar
academic
environment
and
rigthe Indians were blown
be a greater challenge. The
out in their next five games ors on players. Our guys were looking forward Big Green pulled off a two
against San Jose State and to growing from the St Mary’s match.”
run victory in the first game,
Santa Clara. However,
but could not follow it up in
they would get their first
the second game. The women
win in their final game against San Jose State. They could are tied for first in the Ivy League and are a game ahead of
not, however, follow up their win, losing to #12 Cal Poly Harvard in the North Division.
9-14.

Dartmouth Rugby also has had a successful spring so

Nevertheless, in just three short days the Indians were far. The team spent the winter indoors, training in Leveback on the East Coast to start their Ivy League schedule. rone Fieldhouse and the River Valley Club. Trainings were
Undeterred by their lack of success on the West Coast, the enhanced by guests Jonny Wilkinson, starting fly half for the
Indians swept doubleheaders against Penn and Columbia English national team, and professional coach Blair Larson,
on the first weekend of Ivy League play. The win streak who held a coaching clinic in Hanover. After winter finals,
continued with a comeback win against Siena in the inau- Indians rugby traveled across the country to San Diego.
gural game on Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. The Indians After their first practice on grass in over four months,
remained undefeated at home, sweeping both Princeton Dartmouth prepared to play San Diego State. The heavily
and Cornell in the second weekend of Ivy League play. sunburned Dartmouth squad easily dispatched a San Diego
The toughest tests are still to come, however. The Indians State side which consisted of mostly backups and reserves.
have yet to play either second-place Brown or third-place The warm weather did not seem to affect the Indians at all,
Harvard.
as Dartmouth ran all over the Aztecs.

Dartmouth Men’s Lacrosse (2-7, 0-2 Ivy) has had a
The team then began their long trip up the California
tough start to the season. The young team struggled with a coast. After a couple of trainings, the 2nd XV scrimmaged
difficult early non-conference schedule. The season started the LA Cougars, a local club team. The Dartmouth develwith a hard-fought overtime win over Hartford. This would opmental side dismantled the Cougars, scoring 94 points
be the last win for over a month. After returning home, without a single point against. Indians coach Alex Magleby
the Indians could not pull off a home win against Bryant. ‘00 used the game to give the younger players and new reThe team then traveled to South Bend to take on #10 Notre cruits playing experience. Among the recruits are former
Dame. The Indians could not handle the Irish, losing 7-19. football captain Andrew Dete and wide-receiver Phillip
After returning to Hanover, the men in green would lose to Galligan, both of whom are expected to make big impacts
close games to Vermont and Lehigh before spring break.
in the National Championships in late April. The team then

Unlike many other teams, which choose to travel during headed to San Luis Obispo to play Cal-Poly in the Indians’
the interim period, Men’s Lacrosse remained in the North- first big test. The reserves played the first half and struggled
east. The Indians hoped to get back into the win column
with their first Ivy League game against Brown. The team
fought hard, but lost by a final score of 8-14. Dartmouth
finally scored their second win against Holy Cross. The
Indians ended their spring break with a disappointing loss
to Duke in Stony Brook, NY. They came out of the gate
hungry for a win against Penn. However, Penn would also

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against a physical and well-coached Cal-Poly side. When
the starters were put in the second half they used their skill
and athleticism to outwork the fifth-ranked Cal-Poly team.
The first XV won the scrimmage 14-7.

The team then moved on to San Francisco, where it
played #3 Saint Mary’s in the test of the year for the men
in green. The Indians were able to capitalize off of good
poaches and individual efforts early in the game, and they
quickly got out to a 12-0 lead. The Gaels responded with
a try off a quick tap penalty. Dartmouth was able to get a
try of their own just before the end of the half, making the
halftime score 19-7. The Gaels came out firing in the second
half, scoring off an almost perfect chip and chase, eventually
taking the lead. Dartmouth was able to get into St. Mary’s
territory, but could not turn the territorial advantage into
points. The midday sun and grueling tour schedule took their
toll as St. Mary’s looked to be much more fit in the second
half. Dartmouth’s final attempt at points was deterred by
an impenetrable Gaels defense. All-American Chad Clark
sealed the Indians fate with an individual linebreak try.

After the match, coach Magleby said, “we were probably able to catch St Mary’s off-guard a bit after their big
match over the weekend. We have some work ahead, but
that’s why we are here. St. Mary’s is a well coached, very
talented team. It was a fun day. It will be good to see how
we grow with today’s lessons.” Dartmouth finished its tour
in Palo Alto in a match against Stanford. Stanford’s Steuber
rugby stadium was packed with enthusiastic Dartmouth fans.
The Indians pounded a clearly inferior Stanford side, putting up 81 points to Stanford’s 22. Fullback Jeff Kolovson
‘09 lead the scoring with 18 points. After the match, coach

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he top story is Indians baseball, which
has started the league season with
eight straight wins against Harvard, Yale,
Princeton, and Cornell. This breaks the
record of 7 straight wins set by the 1937
Baseball team. The Indians may have been
engergized by the opening of Biondi Park,
their new $5.2 million facility.
Magleby quipped, “It’s always positive to play a program
with a similar academic environment and rigors on players. Our guys were looking forward to growing from the
St Mary’s match.” Back in Hanover, a match against the
New England All-Stars was cancelled, as the club prepares
for its national sweet-sixteen match against #2 BYU on
April 17.
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ike baseball, softball has gotten off to
a terrific start this winter and spring.

prove to be a high hurdle. One of the few bright spots for
the lacrosse team this season has been the play of their young
goaltender Fergus Campbell, who was named Ivy League
Rookie of the Week after games in which he recorded 13
and 17 stops. At 0-2, the team now sits at the bottom of
the Ivy League. Lacrosse will be looking to turn its season
around against Providence (5-4).

Like baseball, softball has also gotten off to a terrific
start this winter and spring. The first games of the season
were played in February at the Gulf Coast Invitational
Tournament. The Indians won their first three games of
the tournament, but failed to beat Florida Gulf University
in either of their two games. Before finals, the softball team
took a trip to College Park for the Maryland Tournament.
The Indians plit their four games, beating Manhattan and
Bryant, but failing to upset Maryland in two games. Like
many other teams, softball headed to California for spring
break. Unfortunately, the competition at the Capitol City

Mr. DiBenedetto is a junior at the College and Sports
Editor of The Dartmouth Review

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