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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.
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…