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Alcohol and Drug Enforcement: What We Can Expect From Charlotte Johnson
If Charlotte Johnson’s Colgate experience is an accurate indicator of future performance, Dartmouth students are in for some serious walk-through enforcement in the coming months. According to the Clery Act statistical database, while the Hamilton, NY police could not have cared less about underage alcohol and drug use by ‘Gate students, the Dean’s office there hauled students in for violations on a regular basis. Colgate has a total of 2,837 students; Dartmouth has 5,987 students, of which over two thirds are undergrads. In the 2008-2010 period, the Hamilton Police arrested a total of three Colgate students for drug violations and a whopping two students for underage drinking:
During the same period, the Hanover Po arrested 22 Dartmouth students for drug violations, and 263 students on alcohol charges:
However Colgate’s internal disciplinary measures under Dean Johnson tell a different story. The school disciplined 427 students over three years on drug charges and 701 students for alcohol infractions. On average, each year over 13% of Colgate students were brought up on charges:
Over the same time period, Dartmouth charged 60 students with violating the drug laws and 99 students for alcohol infractions — about 1.3% of Dartmouth undergraduate students were disciplined by the College each year.
Will Dean Johnson ramp up internal enforcement in Hanover by a factor of 10x in the coming year? If she does so, we might need to call April Thompson back from SUNY to help prosecute everyone.
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…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…