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As noted by A. S. Erickson, Dartmouth’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, one of Dartmouth’s two major diversity bureaus, sent out an unintentionally amusing e-mail today complaining about poor attendance at its “Campus Climate lunches.” The message below.

>Date: 14 May 2007 16:15:15 -0400
>From: Stuart C. Lord
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)


I have amazing news to report to the student body! In just a few months as the Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity, I am delighted to report that the Campus climate is repaired and we have achieved a standard of excellence other schools only long to attain!

I know this because I had invited students to Campus Climate lunches, and out of the entire student body, only 20 (yes, just 20!!) students responded. I am certain this must be because we have accomplished complete diversity and harmony and almost no one thinks there are any discussions left to be carried on.

However, in the event you think there is still need for discussion, and still need for healing, I would invite you to sign up for one of the lunches. There is plenty of room. There is also probably plenty to discuss. Tomorrow Tuesday May 15 or Next Tuesday May 22, 2007.


To RSVP respond to the email and say ___ Yes I will be at Lunch this Tuesday or Next Tuesday.

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