The Demise of a True Believer
By Nathan Bruschi '10
I was one of those “true believer” freshmen: excited, idealistic and eager as ever to do whatever work was thrown at me. I didn’t just drink the Kool-Aid, I guzzled it. I got involved through the “freshmen cohort” during the Andreadis impeachment affair and in its aftermath wound up the Assembly’s secretary. It was an exciting, if time-consuming, job: lots of gossip and exclusive meetings. It was like Gawker for Dartmouth administrative politics. At my term’s end, I thought I’d give it another go-round and was elected treasurer, the Assembly CFO and second in line to the presidency. This past spring I was reelected, but quietly resigned instead. Let me explain why. Keep Reading
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College responds to Forbes.com rankings
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While no Dartmouth organization tracks usage of Ratemyprofessors.com, interviews with several students suggest that undergraduates at the College do not frequently visit the site. “I’ve never even heard of it,” Bari Wien ‘10 said. Students said they believed the Student Assembly Course Guide is a more accurate representation of the quality of Dartmouth professors.
The Undergraduate Finance Committee gave Dartmouth’s Student Assembly $85,000 on Tuesday for its budget for the upcoming year, which is $10,000 more than the committee allocated to the Assembly last year. Former Student Body President Travis Green ‘08, who chaired the committee this term, attributed the budget increase to the detailed budget proposal submitted by current Student Body President Molly Bode ‘09. The Assembly, in its last meeting of the term Tuesday night, voted to allocate $5,000 of the UFC-provided budget for the Summer Assembly’s use. Keep Reading