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The Dartmouth Party Line, and why it matters
Another blogger picks up on the constitution battle at Dartmouth. “Bird Dog” presents the fight from a political angle (right versus left), which is one I have found generally inapt for the narrow question of the constitution. But it is a valid angle nonetheless, especially since a few of the drafters of the constitution, notable John Daukas, have played up their conservative credentials in order to win votes. To wit, Mr. Daukas recently wrote in a mass e-mail to conservative alumni: “I wrote for the Dartmouth Review as an undergraduate, organized a group of fraternity alumni officers…am a member of the reform group Dartmouth Alumni for Open Governance, and have a “Dartmouth Indians” sticker on my bumper.”
All as mere preface to asking for a vote for the constitution. One wonders what, in the wide world, an Indian bumper sticker has to do with either supporting or opposing the constitution.
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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