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Venkatesan Seeks National Press Coverage for Lawsuit
Writes Priya Venkatesan to “Jodi Cohen, who is a Chicago Tribune
reporter/newswriter that [sic] covers higher education:”
I emailed you earlier concerning my “miserable experience” as both Research Fellow and Lecturer at Dartmouth. I wanted to let you know that I am trying to pursue a legal claim against Dartmouth College, including the Medical School and Medical Center there.
I wanted to inform you of Dartblog and the link below consists of an interview I had with a Dartblog reporter. This interview, at the beginning, has a link to an article written by a member of the Dartmouth community, who I believe is associated with the Dartmouth Review (if you know what I mean). I think if you read this article you will get a sense of the hostile, nasty and anti-intellectual environment at Dartmouth, and the malevolent atmosphere I had to endure there.
In short, I would like to interview with you as soon as possible since I think this needs the attention of a credible news source that is respected on a national scale, such as the Tribune in the interests of justice and fairness. I am a member of the Chicago community (I am a Fellow at that great campus on Lake Michigan!), a community I believe respects the values of pluralism and diversity, and would not tolerate this deprecating, demeaning and obnoxious behavior as a result of the misguided ideals and attitudes of a bunch of arrogant brats and egotistical academics who are full of themselves. Please contact me at [redacted] at your earliest convenience.
Thanks so much for your time.
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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