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BREAKING: Student Leaders Speak Out

Senior Class President Danny Reitsch ‘16, Senior Class Treasurer Michael Beechert ‘16, the Moderator of the Palaeopitus Society Robert Scales ‘16, the Vice President of Student Assembly Dari Seo ‘16, and Junior Class President Elisabeth Schricker ‘17 have drafted a petition to the Trustees and administrators regarding the future of the College.

As Dartmouth declines with a new scandal each week, our ranking drops, and we fail to keep pace with the other Ivies in admissions, here is a cogent analysis and set of proposals regarding our future. I strongly encourage you to read the entire document and then sign the petition:

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Let’s hope to see more against-the-grain courage from students in the coming years. Dartmouth needs all students, alumni and faculty to do their duty.

Addendum: A recent graduate writes in:

I felt compelled to write after your most recent post re: Student Leaders Speak Out. These students hit the ball out of the park. They’ve eloquently summed up what has been 10 years of frustration for me and what I expect must be a large portion of the alumni body. As the College gears up for a capital campaign, Phil and Co. must take these concerns to heart or I fear they will be very disappointed by the results.

Let’s make news in the right places, not in the realm of student life debacles, glorified babysitting and administrative bloat. Let’s see some concrete, positive steps towards world-class faculty recruitment and retention, the best undergraduate education in the world, and making this institution truly affordable. Until I am confident the College is allocating it’s resources towards these goals, I will not give a dime.


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