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Diversions Down; Enforcement?
The D is reporting that the number of Dartmouth students directed to the Town of Hanover’s alcohol Diversions program is down this year:
Participation in the Hanover Alcohol Diversion Program fell by around 30 percent between 2012 and 2013, dropping from 91 students in 2012 to 62 in 2013. The number of Dartmouth undergraduates taking part in the program — which offers first-time underage drinking offenders an educational alternative to court — nearly halved, with 45 students participating in 2013 compared to 87 students the previous year.
Diversion program coordinator Elizabeth Rathburn said the drop in Dartmouth student participation may be linked to the Greek Leadership Council’s 2013 policy banning freshmen from Greek houses during the first six weeks of fall term, though she added that it is difficult to identify a definitive cause from a one-year decrease.
I sent an e-mail to H.Po.’s Acting-Chief Frank Moran asking if there had been any modification in the Town’s enforcement of the underage drinking laws since Chief Nick Giaccone’s departure from the force. Moran responded promptly (as he always does, and as Chief Giaccone did, as well):
Our practice has been to respond to scenes to assist the ambulance with calls. It may also result in the officer following or traveling in the ambulance to the hospital if the circumstances warrant. This has not changed since Chief Giaccone’s retirement.
The College’s policies seem to be having a positive impact on the problem of binge drinking. Bravo.
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…