out of the blue

Holy moly. Jim Kim, co-founder with my hero Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, the new president of Dartmouth? This is nonsensical, inexplicable, wonderful news. Kim is a great man, but what will he do — what can he do — as a college president? Does someone at Dartmouth have the bizarre idea that a college’s president should be a person who has devoted his whole professional life to serving the poorest of the poor, the most afflicted, the most vulnerable? I can’t wait to see how this works out.