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ASA Boycott: The Dartmouth Three
Three members of the Dartmouth faculty have publicly supported the ASA boycott of Israeli academic institutions. According to The AMCHA Initiative, they are, from left to right, History Professor Russell Rickford, and Professors of Native American Studies Mishuana Goeman ‘94 and Bruce Duthu ‘80:
While I defend the right of these faculty members to express their beliefs, I also endorse the right of senior figures in the academy (and anyone else) to criticize them for hateful, anti-intellectual views and mildly veiled anti-Semitism. If Phil Hanlon cannot speak plainly about the disgrace of the ASA’s call to boycott Israeli universities, let’s give the floor to Middlebury’s President Ron Liebowitz, who comments not only in his own name, but in the name of his college (only one member of the Middlebury faculty endorsed the ASA boycott: Yumna Siddiqi):
The fact that two of the three members of the Dartmouth faculty who endorsed the boycott are alumni fills me with shame.
Addendum: I have written to the three Dartmouth faculty members who supported the ASA’s boycott to ask for the reasons behind their decision. No answer from them yet. I have only learned that Russell Rickford is not a member of the ASA and therefore had no vote in the boycott decision. He was, however, quoted in a Valley News article in support of the boycott.
Addendum: Stanford Professor of Comparative Literature David Palumbo-Liu, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, has written a detailed response to critics of the ASA boycott for the Huffington Post.
Addendum: A faithful reader writes in:
Mishuana Goeman is no longer a Dartmouth professor. I recall being a student in a class she taught in the Spring of 2009, and let’s just say she was not eager to leave. Why her faculty page hasn’t been updated I can’t tell you. A quick search of her LinkedIn profile [she is an Associate Prof at UCLA] shows that she departed to sunny Southern California five years ago.
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…
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