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An Outside Overseer Reports on SAE
After the Lohse revelations, one of the conditions imposed upon SAE was that the house accommodate outside, non-student overseers during pledge term. One of those overseers commented to a Dartblog correspondent on the events referred to in SAE President Mike Fancher’s e-mails, that were the subject of yesterday’s post:
For the record, SAE cleared everything with GLOS, who knew about the Bema event.
SAE hasn’t hazed since the ’14s pledge class (11F), which was the last to occur before Lohse’s allegations. Since then, SAE has had multiple non-student overseers of their pledge term activities, both of the recently concluded 12F pledge term and the current 13W pledge term.
While I would certainly agree that SAE is not itself a beacon of morality, the brotherhood (and especially the executive leadership) are rationally self-interested enough to know that they can ill-afford any slip-ups. Not only would the house be in hot water with the College, but many brothers themselves might be subject to bad personal publicity at a minimum and at worst criminal prosecution. Accordingly, they’ve been toeing the line, although not without some internal discord. Recent alums disagree with the decision, with some saying that SAE is doing a disservice to the new members by not hazing them, thus denying them of the benefit of bonding as a pledge class.
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…