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Divestment? Dartmouth? Hmm? Misascription?
An alumn in Hanover to attend the Association of Alumni meeting and elections ran into some students petitioning to have the Board of Trustees divest the College’s holdings from, evidently, all companies that have branches which do business in the Sudan. E-mail:
The only damper on the day, weather aside, was some student in the lobby of the Hop with a petition for divesting from Sudanese oil. I opined that the UN should get troops in there. He said that that would be problematic because of cease-fire arrangements between the north and south. I said that it appeared to me that nothing resembling a cease-fire was being observed, and the student said, “Well, it’s complicated.” And then I almost didn’t sign his petition, just because he was a dumb-ass.It really does seem like a “kill the bloodthirsty mass-murderers” situation rather than a “divest of one college’s relatively minor positions in transnational companies who are partly operating in the bloodthirsty mass-murderers geographic region” situation. But their intentions are noble.
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…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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