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An e-mail Re: 2006 Ledyard Tourney Team Monikers
Stephen Shields writes:
I am feeling terribly slighted, and I am deeply saddened and disappointed.
As an alum of St. Lawrence University (recently characterized at NRO by Jonah Goldberg, as, uh, “humorless”), I think it’s important to point out our hockey team name: The Skating Saints! We used to be The Larries, and the mascot had the smiling physiognomy of a slightly Spock/Satan character with a crew cut. Lots going on there.
If you could point this out to Ms. Harper, I’m confident some further outrage could be developed in Hanover. Surely a letter ought to go out from the AD apologizing to the Dartmouth community for inviting a team with a name that is offensive to sinners. We could use the exposure in the Globe and AP, good for recruiting you know.
Also, imagine (I know I do) a Saints v. Sioux final on December 30th. We’d have (martyred) Christianists taking on indigenous peoples. Andrew Sullivan could drop the puck for the first face-off.
And, of course, re: the BU Terriers, the NH PETA folks might be encouraged to weigh in.
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…