Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Tipster Service in Place

The Dartmouth Honor Education Committee has set up a website that allows students to anonymously inform on their peers. It will be interesting to see what kind of weight these anonymous tips will hold with the COS.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether any good can come of this...

Professor Priya Venkatesan said...

I'd like everyone to know that my students have been very very mean to me. I mean, they constantly disagree with what I say in class! This cannot go on at a school like Dartmouth. I blame it all on the petition trustees and nameless powerful conservative groups like that ones that tried to link Bill Clinton to that innocent young Monica.

Anonymous said...

I was worried this would just be a way for people to get each other in trouble for real (or imagined) offenses....but actually its anonymous, it doesn't tell the prof or COS who the offending student is. It just lets the prof know that some violations may be going on in the class, so the prof realizes it's a bad idea to give students online tests or just so the prof decides not to curve those grades....

Anonymous said...

Speak of the devil... Professor V isn't going to write that book after all... at least for now.

http://thedartmouth.com/2008/05/28/news/venkatesan/

Perhaps when she said "book," she meant a journal her therapist asked her to keep.

Anonymous said...

Tipster - is that like a whistle blower. Haldeman sure was called out by one!
By the way, has anybody seen Haldeman around? Oh ya, he keeping a real low profile and we all know why now.

Anonymous said...

FYI, Haldeman doesn't live in Hanover. Not seeing him around won't tell you whether he cares about the things coming out of the mouth of Mr. Scammer.

Anonymous said...

That's funny, you would think Haldeman was concerned by his having Putnam's defense attorney and another defendent in a class action suit come to his defense with utterly pathetic denials to some very troubling behaviors that were brought to light in the TDR.

Anonymous said...

What a reprehensible characterization, previously posted, referring to the Putnam
Investments whistle blower, Mr. Scannell, as Mr. Scammer. From all the extraordinary
accolades in the media, and by investor advocates, Mr. Scannell, by all accounts, is described as 21st Century American Hero. Now, the characterization begs a question. Who, and for what motivation, would someone post such a perverse descriptions of a man, and who by all unsolicited accounts, and having received unsolicited awards for protecting investors, would so foolishly make such a misrepresentation? Could it be another lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Do you have links to any of that stuff? The only media accounts I've read of Mr. Scannell are in the Review and the D, and they don't give a good impression.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just found a four in a few minutes. CBS Market Watch named Scannell “Super Hero of 2003.” USA today named Scannell in a list of the “most influential people in business” in 2004. The Foundation for the Improvement of Justice, gave him its highest award and $10,000 in 2006. He also was a nominee for Reader’s Digest “Hero of the Year’ in 2006. ( but hey, that only Reader’s Digest). I also found a couple interesting papers on line from a professor at University of Chicago, and a very telling paper that goes to the heart of Scannell’s concerns by a Rutgers’s School of Business professor that is definitely worth the read! I got an idea; let’s get Scannell to visit Dartmouth. Maybe could present a lecture on whistle blowing in the Haldeman Center. Now that would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Whistle-Blowing for Fun and Profit, that is. Do you think he made up that story about the union member hitting him with a brick?

Anonymous said...

God I love this stuff! The guy who exposed the scam is now being called the scammer. Priceless. Previous poster is on to something. Only a loathsome white collar criminal defense attorney could have the audacity to make that statement. LOL to Scannell, And Absolutely lets get Scannell in the Haldeman center. Even better, lets get Scannell and Haldeman together in his ethics center for a no holds barred bare knuckle grudge match. Now that might be fun, and we could raise money too! I’ll give 2-1 odds for Scannell coming out on top. Haldeman’s laywer probably will insist Scannell tie one of his arms behind his back. Who cares, I’ll still give him 2-1. Let’s get ready to Rummmmmmble!

Anonymous said...

You put money on Andy Kaufman in the wrestling ring, didn't you?

"The guy who exposed the scam" was talking out of his ass, speculating on things he admitted he knew nothing about.

Past good deeds do not qualify him to speak on unfamiliar topics. The guy is obviously high on publicity, and why shouldn't he be? He got a "brick" thrown at him by a "union member," didn't he?

Anonymous said...

@ 11:02/Mr. Scannell: Do any of these positive press reports have links?

Anonymous said...

Just call me Peter. Is that you Ed?

Anonymous said...

I was able to confirm all the accolades of Mr. Scannell posted by simply using the facts provided and using Google. Now if he is such a publicity hound, why would he be bothering with this blog and not writing a book? And yes, I too would like to invite Mr.Scannell to Dartmouth. With ethics so very muddy for so many in corporate America, it would be refreshing to hear from someone who with such courage. And I am not Mr. Scannell.

Anonymous said...

"I was able to confirm all the accolades of Mr. Scannell posted by simply using the facts provided and using Google."

That doesn't pass the John Bruce test. We don't know which accolades you are reading unless you link them.

Anonymous said...

I too heard that a group of students are trying to get Scannell to come and speak at Haldeman’s ethics Center. Maybe we can invite that SEC Deputy Director of Enforcement official that was in the April 21 st TDR article “Blowing the whistle on Haldeman” to tell his side of the whistle blower’s story. Oh ya, the WSJ reported only a couple days after the article was published that he will be resigning and has recused (there’s some legal jargon for ya) himself from all current and future enforcement cases. I saw a link posted on Dartlog for that. Does the lawyer who is posting know he is insulting the intelligence of the entire Dartmouth community just to earn the huge retainer from his client? You wouldn’t try this stunt at Harvard. You have mistaken the Dartmouth community for a community college. You understand that the readers of this blog are more than likely brighter than YOUR average mutual fund investor. The attempts by you and your clients to future dupe Dartmouth will easily be proven to be nothing more than buffoonery. Your not charging them for these postings are you? I too am not Scannell. God bless him and his family.

Anonymous said...

I've you're going to post several times pretending to be different people, you need to alter your style a bit more from one post to the next.

Perhaps he and Linda Tripp can sit on a panel together and discuss what it's like to be a whistleblower and then be someone's politicial tool.

Anonymous said...

"I've" = if... sorry.

Anonymous said...

My editors like my style just fine, thank you. Will the real Mr. Scannell please identify himself.

Anonymous said...

Please keep posting, this is getting very interesting.
I am not Scannell

Anonymous said...

I'm also not Scannell, but I heard he smells like integrity.

Anonymous said...

How does someone smell like integrity? I am also not Scannell

Anonymous said...

I am not Scannell either! Why would he be here?

Scannell said...

I am not Scannell. Why would I be here?

Anonymous said...

...i'm still waiting for scannell...sam beckett

Anonymous said...

I am Scannell. My heart goes out to Dartmouth

Anonymous said...

I too am waiting...Robert Frost

Anonymous said...

The waiting is almost over.