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Gibberish Speaker Could Face Explusion
In a post today, Scott Greer of the Campus Reform blog reports that the Dartmouth student who spoke faux-Chinese to students Alice Liou and Huan He could be expelled from the College if Safety and Security officers are able to apprehend him. Greer quotes John Cramer, Dartmouth’s Associate Director for Media Relations, as saying that S&S is “on the hunt for a student who allegedly verbally harassed two students”:
The police investigation began after the victims reported the incident to the Office of Plurality and Leadership which then reported it to the Safety and Security Department.
John Cramer, Dartmouth’s Associate Director for Media Relations, told Campus Reform on Monday such speech would not be tolerated and that if the student is caught he could face expulsion.
“It is completely unacceptable for students to behave that way…ways that are completely offensive, period,” Cramer commented on the issue.
Other penalties could include a mandatory sensitivity course or a paying a fine, he said.
Dartblog has been unable to learn if Liou and He were able to give a detailed description of their harasser to S&S.
Addendum: A longtime reader asks a good question:
The question I think needs to be asked: if Dartmouth is going to expel the perpetrator in this instance (I don’t disagree with this), why do they not automatically expel, permanently, students who rape young females, and are adjudicated guilty by COS? Why do they let a felon back on campus to harass the victim? Is verbal harassment more offensive to the College because of its sensitivity to race issues than a physical assault which results in a lifelong effect? In fact, as I understand it, the sentencing guidelines that the College produces for judicial panels exclude permanent expulsion.
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…