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Jasbir Puar: Let’s Be Different

The College has a chance to distinguish itself this month when controversial Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar (full bio here) comes to Hanover. Her visit had been scheduled for April 15; it has now been changed to April 30 (I’ll leave the translation of the below announcement to linguists more gifted than I — “Feminist Ecologies”?):

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Let’s hope that Dartmouth does not become the dateline for stories like this one:

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As we will point out in a post between now and April 30, Puar’s assertions regarding Israel are unsupported by the sources that she cites. And, as such, she reveals herself to be anything but a dispassionate scholar who reaches only conclusions adduced by evidence. In fact, thoughtful questioning by a respectful audience will go much further in showing her bias and prejudice than any raucous demonstration — an event beneath the dignity and seriousness of the Dartmouth College community.

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