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A Note from Andrew Eastman ‘07
Andrew is one of the students quoted in this article in the student newspaper, The Dartmouth, as having had his politicking called into question by administrators. I sent a quick note to Andew asking if he felt in any way threatened by his meeting. He authorized me to print the following:
I did get that impression. While Ms. Racca isn’t in charge of hiring, as she pointed out in the article, she is in a position of authority over those who are.
During our meeting she specifically asked if my work on the site affected my ability to do my job and expressed concern that my opinions would keep me from remaining neutral when soliciting alumni donations. I agree with her that if my opinions affected my performance I should be let go, but my record and performance at that job indicated clearly that this [was] not the case to anyone who cared to look; thus, I saw the [meeting] itself as intimidation at worst, and at best undue and politically-motivated pressure.
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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