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Meanwhile, Down By the River
As we reported last year, the new swim dock is a fiasco for more reasons that its outrageous cost for no benefit: students don’t want to swim there because the long trek across the parking lot to the new dock is much further than going to the Safety Dock or the Ledyard Canoe Club dock (photo) — both longtime Dartblog favorites. While swimming at both of these sites was tolerated by S&S last year, it seems that this summer the hammer is coming down, as another member of the Baker Tower Irregulars reports:
Looks like the S&S river docks Gestapo are at it again. I was down at the Ledyard Canoe Club yesterday renting a kayak and saw three girls hanging out on the dock. None of them were swimming and only one even had a bathing suit on. An S&S officer came down to the dock and told them “Get your Dartmouth IDs. I’m writing you up for being on the dock.” They asked him when that became a policy and he had no answer, and when they told him they thought they would only get in trouble for swimming, he said that his Sergeant told him to write up anyone near any of the docks, swimming or just sitting there. The only dock students can be on is the crew dock if they are involved in crew.
If you look at the Ledyard Canoe Club site, or the Student Handbook, both say that swimming is prohibited. There is NOTHING online about receiving citations for just sitting on the dock during regular Ledyard Canoe Club open hours!
While I’m not surprised that S&S is once again trying to justify their existence by harassing students, the Kim administration has dropped to a new low here. What happened to sitting by the river on a hot day and having a picnic? Or just sunbathing on a sunny Hanover day? Just another day at Dartmouth…
How sad to read a senior mocking his alma mater with bitter irony. For our part, it would hardly be charitable to say that the College administration is acting with its accustomed stupidity, but we’ll say it anyways.
Addendum: Forgive me for asking, but do I detect a slightly patronizing tone here?
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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