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Alcohol: What’s Really Happening
The internal dynamic here is one on which we have already commented: for all intents and purposes, the College’s S&S force no longer hands students over to the Town police, having followed erstwhile Dean of the College Tom Crady’s and now President Kim’s instructions to behave like all of the other Ivy League campus police forces; however, in response, given that its arrest stats had plummeted for a period, H-Po has decided to ramp up enforcement.
H-Po’s alcohol arrests in 2009 on and near the Dartmouth campus soared:
While College disciplinary actions for alcohol violations plummeted:
It remains to be seen how H-Po’s decision to no longer arrest heavily intoxicated students who have been transported by ambulance to DHMC will affect the overall statistics. Under changes announced this year, first-time offenders sent to the hospital will now be directed straight to the Town’s diversion program without an arrest record.
Conclusion: The Town of Hanover’s enforcement attitude is driven by the intransigence of Town Police Chief Nick Giaccone, an otherwise engaging and thoughtful guy. Only when he retires, and a new chief is chosen, hopefully with some care, will we have a chance at an alcohol enforcement policy wherein the Town Police intelligently uses its right of discretion.
Note: If you are looking for information on alcohol enforcement and other on-campus crime statistics, here’s where to get the Clery data.
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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