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We’ve commented before on how the College’s bureaucracy seems to have formal procedures for resolving even de minimis incidents. Nothing just gets sorted out any more; everything must be adjudicated. As a result, there is pushback, with the upshot that we are burdened with endless, expensive processes. Students, lawyer up:
On the subject of sexual assault — about which a national conference is currently being held at the College — we’ve noted in the past the depredations of notorious College administrators. I am not aware of any local litigious responses to frontier justice, but on a national level, an ever-growing number of institutions are being sued for sloppy, arbitrary procedures. Not that this situation is always the schools’ fault: the Departments of Justice and Education are micromanaging the anti-assault effort on an increasingly granular level according to the Chronicle of Higher Education (here and here).
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…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…