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Dartmouth: “The Rape School”

Time Magazine, like today’s D, has devoted a great deal of its current issue to the question of sexual assault on campus. The issue contains columns from the Vice-President of the United States, a Senator, scholars, journalists, rape survivors, pressure group directors, attorneys, law professors, and one college president — only one. Guess who? Phil Hanlon ‘77. The President of Dartmouth College. The school that is always mentioned first when the subject of rape comes up.

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There is no question that Phil’s unceasing PR efforts are going to cement in the mind of the public that Dartmouth is a leader in the fight against sexual violence on campus — because Dartmouth has such an extreme problem with sexual violence on campus.

The College’s PR guys must not be getting much sleep these days. I can’t believe that Phil is taking much professional advice in his campaign to ruin Dartmouth’s reputation.

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