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Yet Another Scandal?
The calm between storms wasn’t very long this time. Gawker is reporting that the brothers of Beta had an on-line conversation forum, where — I’ll spare you the details — they confirmed everyone’s suspicions about towel-flicking, notch-in-the-gun-counting fratboys. The names of the entire 13F pledge class were on line for all to see; however most of Gawker’s links to the forum archives were dead.
The story was by J.K. Trotter, briefly of The Atlantic, and for a long time the resident half-wit at IvyGate blog (which hasn’t had a word to say about Dartmouth since April, save for a post yesterday about party packs), which is hardly a recommendation.
I don’t know if this one will go very far, but given that the national media has a taste for Dartmouth blood right now, who knows?
Addendum: Beta’s Sink Night protocols are here.
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…