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Progress In Action
News is just now coming across the wire about a Parkhurst Hall wrought over how to handle some students who are proposing an “Islamofascism Awareness Week.” Emails from campus religious leaders, students, and executives in Parkhurst over how to handle the situation—whether to release a campus email, who should write it, how strongly it ought to endorse the principle of freedom of speech.
Just fascinating stuff; I do hope that I can bring you more in days to come. For now, the salient point is this: the Administration considered railing against the event, and has rapidly backtracked from that position. Progress over four years? I would say so.
UPDATE: More details and emails have filtered in. For your files I paste within this entry the two posters which, for a spell, were posted all around campus advertising the Islamofascism Awareness Week, which runs from October 22 to 26. As far as anyone can tell, all but one or two have been torn down; many have been replaced with Koranic language.
The offensive poster seems to be the first one, far above. It shows Islamists about to execute a women for some imagined offense. The claim that the photograph is somehow unjust is curious, however; it was not long ago that one of the century’s most famous photographs—of almost precisely the same thing—won a Pulitzer Prize. The Wall Street Journal published the picture of the Ayatollah’s murderous archangels; just recently the anonymous photographer, who lived under threat for two and a half decades, revealed himself.
More anon on how the College Administration wanted to respond to the Islamofascism Awareness Week, and how it was prevented from doing so.
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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