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Town/Gown Sweetness and Light?
The D has a report today by Amelia Rosch ‘16 on relations between the Town of Hanover and Dartmouth. According to the story — headlined “Dartmouth enjoys cozy relationship with town” — town/gown relations could not be better. As if.
Regrettably, The D’s young writer is oblivious to the draconian enforcement of alcohol and drug laws by the Hanover police — enforcement that this space has repeatedly noted is far harsher than that in the rest of the Ivy cities and towns combined. And beyond individual students, Alpha Delta is currently being charged for serving alcohol to underage students. This is a violation of which every Ivy social organization in existence is guilty, but the Hanover police singles out one Dartmouth fraternity for punishment.
We can add to this list the poisonous attitude that marks dealings between the College’s building department and the Town’s zoning and planning office (Linda Snyder’s departure was cheered by the entire Upper Valley building trade), and the insulting residue left by Jim Kim in his contacts with the Town’s Selectboard.
Next up in The D will be a story about the fine spell of sunny weather that we are now enjoying; and a report on the successful Kim presidency, and how universally proud students and faculty are of our departed leader.
Addendum: While we are thinking kind thoughts about The D, how about a piece from Robinson Hall on the looming Dartmouth University controversy? After all, the Valley News has now confirmed a story that this space broke three weeks ago, after reporting rumors on the issue on December 8, 2011. I wonder when the paper’s editors are going to get permission from Parkhurst to run something.
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…