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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.
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…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…