Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blanchflower to Receive Honor

As you all probably know, Dartmouth College has some history with the U.K.; William Legge, the 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, was the head of the trust that Samson Occom and Reverend Nathaniel Whitaker helped establish in order to help Eleazar Wheelock's Indian Charity School remain financially viable.

One more link was added yesterday on the 13th.

Professor Blanchflower, a particularly prescient Dartmouth economist who served in the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee until just two weeks ago and saw the recession coming a long ways off, is set to be made a Commander of the British Empire in recognition of his services in economics and monetary policy.

The rank of Commander (CBE) is the third highest achieveable following Knight Grand Cross and Knight Commander. It does not entail knighthood or the ability to use the title of "Sir."

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Dartmouth Indian Punter Trying Out With Steelers

We at TDR have heard that Dartmouth's own All-American punter, Brian Scullin, is trying out with the Pittsburgh Steelers. If he makes it, he'll be the second Dartmouth graduate in the NFL alongside current Tenessee Titans fullback Casey Cramer (Jay Fiedler last played pro ball in 2005). We wish him the best and hope he makes the squad. Go Indians!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Debt Talk

Looks good:

From: "Judy Fothergill"
To: All
Subject: Rockefeller Panel Today - The Threat of Our National Debt

"Debtor Nation: The Threat to America's Future"
A Panel Discussion with Moderator, Marjorie Rose, Economics, Dartmouth College

Panelists James Poterba, Economics, MIT;

Andrew Samwick, Director, Rockefeller Center; Economics, Dartmouth College;

Jonathan S. Skinner, Economics, Dartmouth College

4:30 PM , 3 Rockefeller Hall
Sponsored by The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences with Wa.S.up: Wake Up. Speak Up. Dartmouth Students for Fiscal Responsibility

More info: http://d2u.dartmouth.edu/archive?id=2126
Talk may be cheap, but the dollar sure will be too at the rate we're spending.