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The Case of the 20-Year-Old Minor
A new phase in the town-gown alcohol wars has begun. While most other Ivy schools have few or no alcohol arrests each year, the Town of Hanover long ago decided that toughness is the only way to go — despite the fact that more than a decade of draconian enforcement has had no effect on drinking at the College.
The most recent escalation is the grand jury charge by the Town that AD served alcohol to “minors.” The latter term does not refer to children; the minors in question are “an 18-year-old male on Oct. 14 and a 20-year-old female on Oct 5,” according to an article in the Valley News (which may or may not be on-line, the VN having begun to charge for access to its site as of today. If you can’t access the VN piece, the D has re-packaged most of the VN’s reporting in an article of its own). One must assume that the underage drinkers were either Dartmouth students or visitors from other colleges. AD could face a fine of up to $100,000 for its nefarious behavior.
One way to interpret the timing of this move is as a not-so-friendly welcome to Hanover for former AD brother Phil Hanlon ‘77.
Addendum: At least this story will distract people from the nation-wide reporting about conflict-of-interest investments by Dartmouth’s Trustees.
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…