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Way to Go, Charlie!
My favorite undergraduate writer since the Review’s Joe Rago ‘05 — winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing — is Charlie Dameron ‘11. I only rarely read the bylines of student writers, but in the case of Rago and Dameron I invariably paused in the middle of articles to wonder just who could write and reason (almost the same thing, really) so well. A peek at the author’s name led to the quick conclusion that we still have very fine students in Hanover.
Charlie transferred to Dartmouth from Duke, and his comparison of the two schools was illuminating: his detailed description led me to see that despite the College’s many weaknesses, we still treat undergrads with more respect here than at most peer institutions. After graduation, Charlie was off to Yale Law, following the path of other Review alumni like Michael Ellis ‘06 and Scott Glabe ‘06. He must have done well there, and also in his subsequent clerkship with Judge Raymond Kethledge on the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, because last month it was announced that starting this October Charlie will be clerking for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Way to Go, Charlie!
Addendum: In a flight of undergraduate enthusiasm, Charlie once expressed admiration for President Kim. I trust that he has seen the error in his evaluation.
Addendum: Former petition Trustee Stephen Smith ‘88 clerked for Clarence Thomas, as did Wendy Long (née Stone) ‘82, Laura Ingraham ‘85, Erik Jaffe ‘86, Matthew Berry ‘94, and Dartblog alumna Jenn Bandy ‘09. Other SCOTUS clerks from the College include Mark Yohalem ‘02 (Anthony Kennedy), Brian Burgess ‘05 (Sonia Sotomayor), Kevin C. Walsh ‘98 (Antonin Scalia), Michael Scodro ‘93 (Sandra Day O’Connor), Arthur Fergenson ‘69 (Warren Burger), Gregory Garre ‘87 (William Rehnquist), Gregg Costa ‘94 (William Rehnquist), Neal Katyal ‘91 (Stephen Breyer) and Alex Azar ‘88 (Antonin Scalia).
Any other post-1980 clerks that you can recall?
Addendum: A proud fraternity brother writes in:
Stephen Menashi ‘01 clerked for Justice Alito. Menashi is a Sigma Nu, as are Katyal, Smith, Ellis and Glabe. :-)
Addendum: Of the sixteen Dartmouth alumni SCOTUS clerks listed above, only two clerked for Justices on the left wing of the court: Neal Katyal ‘91 for Stephen Breyer and Brian Burgess ‘05 for Sonia Sotomayor.
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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