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In New Hampshire’s Largest Newspaper, Dartmouth Republicans and Democrats Come Out Against Proposed Constitution
Adam Patinkin ‘07, president of the New Hampshire College Democrats, and Rahul Sangwan ‘07, president of the Dartmouth College Republicans, have come out in the pages of the New Hampshire Union Leader against the proposed new constitution. The piece is called “At Dartmouth, an outrageous assault on democracy.” Here is a very small taste of the article, which focuses on both the substance of the constitution and the more abstract concerns it raises:
The debate over the constitution has drawn national and statewide media attention largely because two of the recently elected petition candidates are well-known conservatives. Unfortunately, some have tried to frame the controversy as a left-right battle pitting progressive insiders against conservative outsiders. This is simply not the case.
Dartmouth students of all political persuasions have recognized the shortfalls of the proposed constitution and the executive committee’s disregard for democratic values of openness and integrity to elected office. This is not a struggle between right and left, but rather a fight for democracy — for fairness.
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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