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Dartmouth’s Melissa Click?
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Professor Annabel Martin (upper photo) didn’t quite say “I need some muscle over here,” like the now-fired Melissa Click (lower photo) did at the University of Missouri as she tried to impede a student photographer from reporting on an undergraduate protest; Martin simply called in Dartmouth Safety & Security and then the Town of Hanover Police when a student attempted to record an open-to-the-public panel discussion that included Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar:
What a sad day for the College when visiting speakers can dictate to our faculty whether their words can or cannot be recorded — especially when many people expected that an anti-Semitic diatribe was in the offing. Seems to me like an anti-trust violation of the free market in ideas. Or at least a contravention of the court’s rules regarding the preservation of evidence.
Addendum: The College itself recorded the Puar panel, just as it records faculty meetings — which are open to the public, too — but where “Observers are not permitted to tape any part of the proceedings…” If readers wonder how I can quote verbatim from meetings of the faculty, please rest assured that no “taping” is involved.
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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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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