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Haitian Musicians Say Thanks
The other day we reported that several non-students had been caught by the Hanover Police with computers, backpacks and other valuables that they had stolen from Psi U. The HPo press release read:
Master Police Officer Paulsen developed leads which suggested that members of a band from New York City may have been responsible for the crimes.
When I first read the post, I thought that the police were using the term “band” synonymously with “gang,” but it turns out that the two perpetrators were actually members of a Haitian group named RaRaM de New York. They had come to Hanover at the behest of the College to not only perform Haitian music but also provide a “social critique.”
Who would have thought that the immediate redistribution of wealth would have been an important social value for them?
Addendum: The D reports on an update to this story:
Following the arrest of two men who traveled to the College with the band RaRaM de NY, the band returned the money the College paid them to perform and sent a letter apologizing that the men, who were not official members of the band, stole laptops and backpacks from Psi Upsilon fraternity.
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…