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Going After the Greeks
At this point in time, after the derecognition of AD and SAE, it seems clear that the administration has a slow motion strategy in effect to abolish the Greek system. An undergrad reports about events on campus and students’ mood:
Addendum: Students are angry, but they have not lost their wit, as a ‘16 shows:
What many called the Battle for SAE is over.
I expect that the Battle for the Greek System is
about to begin. Upon this battle depends the
survival of a unique and precious tradition. Upon it
depends our own Dartmouth life, and the long
continuity of our institutions and our College.
The whole fury and might of the administration must
very soon be turned on us. Hanlon knows that he will
have to break us in these houses, or lose the war.
If we can stand up to him, all Dartmouth may be free
and the life of the campus can move forward into broad,
sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole College,
including our beloved Alumni, including all we have
known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new
mediocrity made more sinister, and perhaps more
protracted, by the devices of a feckless and overbearing
administration. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our
duties, and so bear ourselves that if Dartmouth College
and its traditions last for a thousand years, men and
women will still say, “This was their finest hour.”
Is the battle joined?
Addendum: Michelle Gil ‘16 puts forward the same message in The D today.
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…
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