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Shameless Smear from the Board-Packers
Today brought the predictable, shameless attempt to spin last week’s tasteless cartoon as representative of the views of all pro-parity crusaders.
In a letter published in The Dartmouth today, Andrew Chu ‘01 opens by setting up the straw man of the Phrygian Society, goes on to rail about love and trust and community support and whatever else, and then comes out with this:
Sadly, this event is a clear reminder that there are indeed two distinct sets of traditions that are being rallied around in the recent alumni debates. There are the traditions that build trust and camaraderie among Dartmouth ‘s past and future leaders and there are the traditions that seek to isolate Dartmouth from the world, creating a backwards and toxic environment for anyone but those who share these views.
That’s just rich. Large pluralities of Dartmouth alumni voted for T.J. Rogers, Todd Zywicki, and Peter Robinson, majorities defeated the constitution and supported Stephen Smith, and 92 percent opposed the board-packing plot.
Unless Mr. Chu would honestly contend that 92 percent of Dartmouth alumni are bigots, his conclusion is nothing more than selfish smear of the most offensive sort.
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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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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