John Wilson CMC '07, former CI editor-in-chief, wrote the article about Ms. Viebeck. He won a Breindel last year and was such a good writer that The New York Post hired him!
I don't want to belabor this point -- okay, so maybe I do -- but come on, The Claremont Independent's editor-in-chief won a $10,000 award, an internship at The New York Post, and has now been written about in a national newspaper, and yet Claremont McKenna still doesn't put her up on its website? It would be understandable if they didn't put up the Breakthrough Award of the Year award up for The Portside, but of course, they did.
Let me posit a guess. She's conservative -- increasingly a dirty word on the Claremont campus nowadays -- and she wrote an article that was critical of one of their golden boys, who had to step down from his tenure as director of the Holocaust Center, and is now on a leave of absence.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
CMC drop out and aide to President Bush, Blake Gottesman, 28 is back in the White House after leaving in 2006 to get a Harvard MBA, according to The Austin American-Statesman. Here are the essential paragraphs:
Republican National Convention Blog has a link up with Gottesman's entire biography. Here's a great picture.
Former presidential personal aide Blake Gottesman, who left the White House in 2006 to pick up a Harvard MBA, now has that degree and is returning to the administration in a post further up the organizational chart.
The White House today announced that Gottesman, a native of Austin, is now an “assistant to the president” and “deputy chief of staff,” replacing longtime Bush aide Joe Hagin, who recently announced his upcoming departure. Hagin has had a broad portfolio - including overseeing major projects such as remodeling of the White House press area and the super-secret situation room. Hagin also has been instrumental in working out details of Bush foreign trips.
Though he initially said he had plans to finish college and then attend business school after finishing his work at the White House, Gottesman did not return to college and instead enrolled in Harvard Business School, graduating in 2008. His admission to the school despite not having received an undergraduate degree was criticized by some media. The President occasionally calls Gottesman "Soldier," needling him for the earpiece he wears to stay in contact with other staff members during presidential events. Lately Bush has been calling him "Harvard"What a shame he doesn't call him "Claremont"...