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Frats Have Not Yet Begun to Fight
SAE and AD, both of which own their physical plants, seem unwilling to go quietly. The Town of Hanover is trying to limit the number of brothers who may remain in the derecognized houses, but the brothers are fighting back. The Valley News reports:
As we have previously noted, the brothers are arguing that their right to remain in their respective houses stems from the houses’ use as fraternity residences prior to the enactment of the Hanover zoning ordinance (which limits the number of unrelated parties in certain types of dwellings). Both SAE and AD are contesting the Town’s ruling: SAE via the Town’s own Zoning Board appeal process; and AD in New Hampshire Superior Court (having lost its appeal with the Town by a 3-2 vote).
If the fraternities prevail, and there is a strong likelihood that they will do so, then both SAE and AD might continue to function as Greek houses, but entirely outside the oversight of the College. Oh, joy.
Addendum: If AD prevails in courts, might all of Dartmouth’s Greeks — or at least the ones owning their houses — choose to dis-affiliate themselves from the College on the ground that is it better to dis-affiliate now than be de-recognized later on a flimsy pretext dreamed up by Czarina Ameer.
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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