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Freedom Budgeters Wrist Slapped

The most amazing part of Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s cave-in to the Freedom Budgeters is that she allowed them to negotiate the terms of their punishment. In short, they said that they would stop committing their per se violation of Code of Conduct Standard VIII (not to mention NH statute TITLE LXII CRIMINAL CODE CHAPTER 644 BREACHES OF THE PEACE AND RELATED OFFENSES Section 644:2) only if the College charged them in the lightest possible manner.

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Here is the relevant part of their “agreement” with Dean Johnson.

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“We need to be assured that there will be no punishment for anyone who participated in this sit-in at any point beyond low-level judicial review not noted on any student’s record, no COS process, no financial aid or scholarship revocation, no impact on any 5th or 6th year of study, no impediment of [sic] graduation, no FSP/LSA revocation, or any other impediments to our educational or social experiences. However if a student if brought up on judicial charges again, this particular violation can be taken into account in determining the level of sanction.”

And so it goes that the marshmallow hammer has now come down on about 16 of the Freedom Budgeters:

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Their punishment will probably be an official “please don’t do that again,” followed in all likelihood by someone from OPAL saying how much everyone admired their courage. Is that what a Dartmouth education has come down to?


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