November 04, 2021

Dartmouth College to Resume Some Ombuds Services

The Dartmouth is reporting that the campus will restore the Ombuds office after a hiatus of four years. Despite advocacy by students, the reinstated Ombuds office will not serve undergraduates. According to several sources, the College soon will begin nationwide search for a full-time ombudsperson that will serve graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff. (The Dartmouth.)

Dartmouth had a part-time Ombudsperson, Sean Nolon, from 2015 to 2017. Nolon had worked only with non-union faculty and staff, but not students. After Nolon left, the college initially sought to refill the position after Nolon left, but after a lengthy search, the position was left vacant. Since then, a variety of student, employees, and others have urged the office be refilled.

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