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TDX Sanctions Reduced
The sanctions imposed on TDX by Dean Johnson have been slightly reduced after a lengthy series of disciplinary procedures. You can read all about it in Charlotte’s 14-page decision — a legalistic missive that took way too many people much too much time to draft, but I guess that they have little else to do in their overpaid time.
Of greater interest is the letter’s summary of the initial charges against TDX (some were determined to be groundless or unprovable for lack of evidence) . If these “violations” are the kind of thing that can land Greek houses in trouble, then it is clear the administration is on a zero-tolerance warpath against the frats. Can any house on campus not have been guilty of at least of few of these infractions within the last few weeks?
What are the houses going to be charged with next? Jaywalking? Bringing books back late to Baker? Having a College chair in a private room?
Addendum: A great many TDX alumni wrote to Phil Hanlon to protest the capricious prosecution of their fraternity. Phil responded to each of them with the same content-free letter:
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…