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Religion at Convocation Miscellany
Andrew Seal pens a thoughtful open letter to Noah Riner, though in response I wonder how any speech might have been acceptable by the “cannot offend” standard.
Jon Shea notes that in 1,172 words there were five mentions of ‘Jesus’, 10 of ‘character’, and two of
Tom Delay ‘corrupt’. Being that the theme was character, he deems it a non-issue.
A reader from Minneapolis, in response to an op-ed asserting that Jesus would never want to exclude anybody, writes, “I’m not saying God is not love, but God is a whole lot of things, not just some Non-Judgmental Uncle who’ll let you stay up late and eat chocolate sundaes for dinner.”
Indeed. From what I hear, God is all about judgement.
Finally, Dartmouth Trustee Todd Zywicki simply defends freedom of speech: exactly the reason Dartmouth alumni elected him. He’s also right about Sinatra, but that’s for another night.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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