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Men Take College Rugby Sevens Again
Rooting for the rugby club would be like supporting the Yankees, if you didn’t know how hard the guys work and how intelligently they are coached. The Dartmouth men dominated the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship again this year, their second win in a row. They rolled to victory in each game in their usual inspiring fashion, with the exception of a gutsy, come-from-behind semifinal victory against powerful Cal, whom they beat 21-19 after being down 12 points. We can be impressed by their composure in that match; the team has little experience not being in the lead in a game. As Comcast Sportsnet reported, the ruggers outscored their opponents 90-12 in pool play and 170-41 in six total matches.
The championship should be the last hurrah for Alex Magleby ‘00, who was named coach of the National Sevens earlier this year. Word is that the rugby club is searching for its next leader. Let’s say thanks to Mags for his time in Hanover, and hope that he achieves as much in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, where rugby 7’s will be a medal sport, as he has at Dartmouth over the last decade or so.
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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