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