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Short Answer

(11/16/09 4:00am)

While it is important to involve the students' and community's opinions in the budget-cutting process, Kim and the trustees must be appropriately wary of these opinions. These cuts are significantly more drastic than last time and require the professional knowledge of trustees and administration officials. Student and community opinions of what should be cut are important, but will inevitably be short-sighted and biased.Jasper Hicks '12

Doctor No's Malpractice

(11/16/09 4:00am)

On the 11th day of the 11th month each year, the United States dedicates a day to honoring the men and women who put themselves in harm's way to uphold the values and securities we hold dear. This year, in an act of despicable politicking, one recalcitrant senator instead decided to honor our veterans by placing them in harm's way here at home.

Daily Debriefing

(11/16/09 4:00am)

Project RightChoice hosted a gala to kick off its 2010 fundraising campaign on Saturday night at the Hanover Inn. Project RightChoice is a student organization that raises money for and awareness about different "worthwhile causes" each year. For 2010, Project RightChoice aims to raise $250,000 for The Fisher House Foundation, which supports veterans and soldiers who were severely injured during their time overseas, according to a Project RightChoice press release. About 160 people attended the event, according to Craig Fitzgerald '11, president of Project RightChoice. "We did raise some money," Fitzgerald said. "But the purpose of the gala wasn't so much to raise money as it was to say Listen, this is who we are and this is where our goals are,' and also just to celebrate Veterans Day." The event featured singers, musicians and a video tribute that showcased photographs of Dartmouth graduates and undergraduates serving in the armed forces, Fitzgerald said. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association and the Tuck Armed Forces Alumni Association.

Tuck women connect at conference

(11/16/09 4:00am)

Having a degree in business means that you will never go to a cocktail party and not know what is going on, according to Janet Hanson, the CEO and founder of 85 Broads, a networking organization for women. In the Tuck Women in Business Conference held this past weekend, Hanson told audience members that a business degree offers women the qualifications to enter the workforce, but also self-confidence and knowledge applicable in the everyday world.

Layoffs could have hidden costs

(11/16/09 4:00am)

The College cut roughly 130 employees from its workforce during last year's budget reductions, in addition to enacting a hiring freeze. More than 70 staff members voluntarily left the College through a retirement incentive plan, while 60 employees were laid off. The involuntary layoffs saved the College $4.5 million in expenditures, or roughly $75,000 per staff member, while the retirement incentive plan saved approximately $1.6 million.