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The College Explains Childress

Sterling Beard ‘12, who writes for Campus reform, followed up with College spokesman Justin Anderson on Amanda Childress’ comment at the UVA conference:

However, Dartmouth says that Childress, who plays no role in the judiciary process, was speaking rhetorically and that the question did not represent a personal belief.

“[S]he was not suggesting policy, but was asking a question—a provocative one—meant to generate dialogue around complex issues for which answers are necessary to continue to strengthen and promote fair and equitable processes at all colleges and universities,” Dartmouth College spokesman Justin Anderson told Campus Reform in an emailed statement.

Anderson said that the college “is committed to a fair, objective disciplinary process that respects the rights of both the reporting student and the accused,” and has no intention of altering its policies.

Childress did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.

Ah, I understand. A rhetorical question. A Freudian slip. An honest suggestion. Whatever. But Amanda is no longer available to talk.

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