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Charlotte and the Crips and Bloods
To date Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson has not said a word about the Crips and Bloods party. That’s wrong. Why must Dartblog break a story like this on August 14, when sources have said that the Dean’s Office was informed of the event weeks before — after all, the party took place on July 26? Also, people commented on it on Bored@Baker eight days ago, too (right).
Did Charlotte think that nobody would notice and the problem would go away? She should have taken the lead on this issue, rather than appearing oblivious to events occurring on campus. That’s what a leader does. Phil might have said something, too, though that observation assumes someone informed him of the incident.
Needless to say, The D has been asleep at the switch. Geez. Reports said there were 200 students at the party; did the paper’s staffers not hear about it from anyone, or were they there as well?
Addendum: According to the Huffington Post, late last night Susan Boutwell, Interim Director of the Dartmouth Office of Public Affairs, sent it the following statement about the party:
“Dartmouth is fully committed to fostering an environment that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. Incidents such as this, which violate our sense of community and mutual respect, have no place on our campus.
“Dartmouth’s student-run Greek Leadership Council is discussing educational initiatives and possible adoption of a policy and/or guidelines for themed events that better reflects the Greek community’s commitment to hosting inclusive events.
“Although Dartmouth does not have a policy prohibiting themed parties and events, all student organizations are required to comply with College Standards of Conduct and registration requirements for events involving alcohol. Dartmouth is continuing to gather information about the scope and nature of the event and will follow its standard process to review and determine whether any violations of College policy have occurred. The College is providing ongoing support and resources to students affected by this event.”
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