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Be Careful SAE, You May Have a Mole
First off, this e-mail went out from SAE President Michael Fancher ‘13 (click on the image to see it in full size):
I wonder to what Fancher was referring when he wrote: “If you ever feel uncomfortable at any point this term, please feel free to contact me. I will not tell the brotherhood about any issues or complaints you have.”
Then, this post appeared on Bored@Baker, a website where students comment anonymously on any and everything:
And then, this response was issued by Fancher:
Sure looks like Fancher and SAE were planning something exciting for their new pledges (a change of clothes?) that he wanted to keep within the SAE brotherhood. Again, I wonder what.
SAE seems to have its own Yesuto Shaw ‘15, but without the courage to publicly denounce the practices in his fraternity, like Shaw did. However, even if SAE is caught inflicting physical and emotional abuse on its pledges, the penalties it will face will be fairly mild — unless Charlotte Johnson decides that the brothers of SAE merit far harsher treatment than Alpha Phi Alpha’ members received for the same offence. I wonder why she would do that.
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…