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Charlotte Sent Staffers to Africa

Johnson3.jpgWhen a student passes away, the College offers counseling services to undergraduates to help them deal with their grief. However, when Ernest Amoh of Takoradi, Ghana, who was a rising sophomore at Trinity University in Hartford, Connecticut, drowned in a swimming accident at the Chieftan Inn in June last year, the College felt that it could do more. Ernest was the brother of Justice Amoh ‘13, who was celebrating his graduation when the death occurred.

First the College put in place its usual grief support program for undergraduates, as the D described:

Dean of the College staff, counselors and the College chaplain were in Collis Common Ground throughout Wednesday night to support students. College services, including drop-in hours at the Tucker Foundation and the Undergraduate Deans Office, were available Thursday and Friday.

The College is in contact with the victim’s family. Elizabeth Agosto, special assistant to the Dean of the College, said the response team will contact individuals with a direct relationship to the student affected.

Ghana.jpgHowever, beyond that effort — in a decision that was not reported in The D — Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson (photo) decided to send OPAL’s Advisor to Black Students Dr. Tiffany Mosley and another College staff member to Ghana to support the Amoh family in their time of need. That decision was an exceptionally generous one on the part of Dartmouth. Between airline flights, hotels, travel to and from airports, meals and paid staff time, the total cost of the two staffer’s trip to Ghana had to be in the range of $10,000-$20,000.

One wonders what other decisions of this type Charlotte Johnson has made.

Addendum: Several e-mails that I sent to Tiffany Mosley were not answered, and I was unable to get through to her on the phone. As a rule, calls to Dartmouth’s Office of Pluralism and Leadership go straight to voicemail.

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