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Drinking in the Hinterlands
The authors of some of the recent press reports disparaging the College seem to want you to believe that, in contrast to Hanover’s ongoing bacchanalia, students at other schools study with uninterrupted diligence. Jeffrey Sunshine, a regular correspondent, sent me a link to Northwestern University’s self-description of student habits. I tend to be a glass-half-full kind of person, but pardon me for adding small red-text boxes that tell the real story of undergraduate life in Evanston:
Uhuh. Half the guys and 43% of the girls drank to excess at their last party, and 39% have blacked out to the point of having memory loss. Yet all of the articles in the press are about Dartmouth?
Addendum: If 8% of Northwestern’s 8,459 undergrads drink and drive, that adds up to 677 drunk drivers from NU out on the roads of Chicagoland.
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…