Dartmouth’s cult of personality

A long-time reader with connections to Dartmouth College can’t decide whether he’s more amused or appalled by what he calls the “Kim worship” on display in the latest issue of the Alumni Magazine. The issue features a 17-shot photomontage of Dartmouth president Jim Kim, plus an odd image of Kim which our reader compares to the style used to idealize certain left-wing dictators (as well as Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign). As Joe Asch observes in his excellent takedown at Dartblog, “a socialist realist sensibility has restored our leader’s hair.”