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For Hanover-Based Readers
Some of the best guest lectures at Dartmouth are those least known about. One generally encounters bearded men and bald women holding forth monotonously on the orthodoxies of the day whenever one attends a formally ballyhooed event. This makes one suspicious of anything seeming to bear the imprimatur of some suzerain in Parkhurst Hall. Actually, it makes one bored of anything bearing that stamp of approval.
The good stuff glides more quietly. To wit, Kent Dahlberg informs me that “this Sunday evening, March 30th at 7 o’clock, author and social scientist David Blankenhorn will be speaking in a public forum in 105 Dartmouth Hall on the question of same-sex marriage. His title is “Does Traditional Marriage Matter?” David will argue from social science research for the affirmative — that retaining marriage as an exclusively male-female relationship is of vital interest for children (who embody our future), for our broader society, and for the health of marriage as an institution. A panel of respondents representing a range of perspectives on the question of legally recognizing same-sex (or “genderless”) marriage will be seated on the dais. Each will make a few brief follow-up remarks on the topic, then interact with David and one another. David and the panel will conclude the evening by fielding questions from the campus and community audience.”
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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