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You have got to admire the Freedom Budgeters chutzpah. They are trying to negotiate with Dean Johnson a peaceful exit from Parkhurst, and they are still making demands:
A counter-proposal from the Dean might include an offer to have the Hanover Police use rubber truncheons rather than nightsticks.
The Facebook page that displays this document notes that it has been signed by Dean Johnson.
Again and again I ask: who are these people and what is their mandate? If the College wishes to prepare its students for the world, perhaps it should show them a little of the world. To negotiate with these trespassing students sends only wrong messages.
Addendum: The Parkhurst 28 take the stand:
Update: The D is reporting that the Freedom Budgeters left Phil Hanlon’s office yesterday at 4pm:
Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, the 16 students who remained in College President Phil Hanlon’s office after a two-day sit-in left Parkhurst Hall, following a meeting with Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. At the meeting, students presented Johnson with their terms of departure, stipulating that they would not face disciplinary action because of the protest, would have access to protection around campus and asking for College representatives to stop referring to them as “threatening.”…
College spokesperson Justin Anderson confirmed that Johnson signed an agreement with the students. The College remains committed to conducting a campus climate survey, he said, and there are plans for the students to discuss “Freedom Budget” items with the appropriate administrators.
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…