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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.
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)
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 interviews, a review of…
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…