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Alcohol Enforcement: H-Po
College discipline is one thing, but an especially nasty aspect of the local alcohol environment is that students stand a good chance of being arrested by Hanover’s municipal police for the underage consumption of alcohol. You will be fined, and while your record may be expunged after a time, the fact of your actual arrest remains with you forever — like when you apply to law school:
And don’t think that getting arrested for alcohol consumption will not happen to you. According to the same Clery Report stats that we looked at yesterday, Dartmouth leads the Ivy League in police arrests for alcohol violations:
This chart is a per 1,000 comparison so as to take account of the different size of the Ivy schools. Not that weighting really makes much difference: in the most recently resported three-year time period, Brown, Columbia and Harvard saw no arrests at all; Princeton had two; Yale had 36; Penn had 54; and only 43 of Cornell’s 13,562 undergrads were arrested by the Ithaca police for alcohol violations. However, among Dartmouth’s undergraduate student population of 4,164, during the same time period there were… wait for it… 219 alcohol arrests by the Hanover Police.
There are three ways that you can end up in the hands of our valiant local crimefighters. We’ll look at them tomorrow.
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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