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Constitution Rejection in the News
It is an icy morning, this. But it is also the clearest in weeks. It’s a good day for Dartmouth. The constitution has been rejected overwhelmingly. It failed by eighteen percentage points in the largest College vote in history—the broadest and deepest expression of sentiment ever. It is no small wonder that the press is paying attention. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports here. (Or read the PDF here.) The New York Sun here. Inside Higher Ed here, The Dartmouth here, and The New Criterion here. Dartmouth’s press release, which contains the mitigating phrase-of-the-day on the constitution (which is that it wasn’t rejected; it merely “failed to achieve”) is here. The Dartmouth Review right here and some elements of the Free Press here.
Looking over that list, something strikes me. The Dartmouth, along with Dartmouth’s press releases, used to be the exclusive channels of information and debate about this school. Now, they are surrounded. Now, anyone can talk. The constitution’s backers lament this. Its opposers, and they are legion, celebrate it. Today, especially.
UPDATE: The New York Times is right here.
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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