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Be Very Very Careful of Flying Baseballs
President Kim and Dean of the College Johnson held their long-awaited ice cream and baseball social on the Green yesterday. Needless to say, no expense was spared to ensure that there wasn’t even the slightest possibility of injury to anyone in the area.
While this space cannot confirm that foam baseball bats and nerf balls were used in the game, as you can see below, great care was taken to keep spectators away from the field. No less than two levels of protection were put in place in order to secure the perimeter.
Back in the day, when the College had an active intramural sports program based in the dormitories, several games of baseball or touch football would take place simultaneously on the Green. There were no fences and nothing on the grass other than chalk yard markers and foul lines. Spectators blissfully strolled around — and sometimes though — the playing fields. I am happy to share all of the relevant data with you from this dangerous time: astoundingly, we survived!
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…