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Critique of Assault Plan
Following up on our post on Monday about the due process inadequacies of the upcoming sexual assault disciplinary plan, a reader has forwarded to me a letter from Class of 1973 alumnus Hilary Miller, Esq. that merits careful review:
I wonder if Phil will see that his proposal is an accident waiting to happen, and withdraw it forthwith. The lesson that he should take away from yet another imbroglio is that he is supported by a staff in the Dean of the College’s office that is not up to snuff.
Addendum: Hilary Miller seems a thoughtful person and an accomplished attorney: he majored in Mathematics and Psychology at the College; received his MBA from Tuck in 1974, and his JD from Fordham in 1982. He was married to prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory from 1985-2008.
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…