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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:

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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.

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