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Sunday, April 04, 2004


Dean at Dartmouth this Summer

posted by Conan at Sunday, April 04, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
Since it's a short piece and the Providence Journal is by subscription only, here it is:

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth College will see a lot of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean this summer.
Dean will be a "distinguished visiting fellow" at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center. He'll give a speech there in two weeks and another after the November elections.

The former frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination also will spend six days on campus during the summer, meeting with students and perhaps spending some time writing, according to Linda Fowler, director of the Rockefeller Center.

She said Dartmouth is interested in having Dean talk about the Democracy for America organization he formed to encourage more participation in politics.

"We saw him plenty as a candidate but we are interested in this larger social and political phenomenon and its implications for political participation in the future," she said.


Lucky Dartmouth. We never got him to come and speak at Stanford at any time during the campaign. We got John Kerry, naturally. That didn't help my organizational efforts any. Now Dartmouth gets Dean for the summer, too. Maybe I'll go to NH for the summer. My Stanford ID should get me into events at Dartmouth. I wonder what are the chances we can get the ultra-conservative Hoover Institution (spiritual home of Condoleeza Rice) to make him a fellow? Aww, who am I kidding? He'll go to Berkeley, if anywhere.

Still, Dartmouth doesn't exactly have a liberal reputation. Anything could happen. Apparently, however, Dean won big in all the towns of New Hampshire's Upper Valley in the January 27 primary, according to America's oldest college newspaper, The Dartmouth (online edition):

Remember Dean will be on Wolf Blitzer's show on CNN starting a half hour from now (12:00 pm ET, 9:00 am PT).


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