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2nd QB Nabbed by Topflight Police Work
A level-headed guy like AD Harry Sheehy must think that he has landed in the loony bin after the football team’s putative starting QB, Alex Park, was arrested on Main Street for the heinous crime of having a glass of beer in his hand. We, too, are shocked, shocked, as we were when QB Connor Kempe was nabbed for marijuana possession last year by the Hanover Po (the police were called in by the College’s élite Safety & Security force). According to an off-line story in the Valley News, Park was apprehended by one of Hanover’s Finest at 2:16am on July 8. He was 20 years, four months and five days old at the time. Here is his arrest report:
The Hanover Po just will not let up in its persecution/prosecution of students. Sheehy’s surprise must stem from the fact that, while 194 Dartmouth students were arrested for alcohol violations in 2009 and 2010, during the same period, no students at Williams — where Sheehy was AD before coming to Hanover — were arrested for underage drinking. None. Same for Harvard, Columbia, Brown, and Penn. None.
There was a modicum of enforcement during those years at Cornell (28 arrests), Yale (44 arrests) and Princeton (20 arrests), but you will have already done the math yourself and calculated that the total number of arrests (92) in all of the other Ivy schools does not come close to Dartmouth’s total (194). And Dartmouth is the smallest school in the Ivy League.
Addendum: This situation would be laughable, if the consequences for students were not so severe. Many grad school applications ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime beyond a minor traffic violation.
Best of luck with your application.
Addendum: You have to figure that more than a few people — coaches, students, and football recruits — are wondering what the heck is going on in Hanover, New Hampshire. Back in the day, people did not laugh at Dartmouth College.
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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