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The PC Scrubbing Continues

Dartmouth Seal2.jpgI guess that our administrators just don’t like the College’s history. Carol Folt’s strategic plan proposed changing our name to Dartmouth University — Daniel Webster and the pivotal Dartmouth College Case be damned — and now the school seal no longer makes an appearance at Commencement. Seems to have been gone for two years now. Why erase yet another old tradition? Was it the presence of unclothed American Indians on the crest, or is a more modern prejudice at work: looking askance at those Hebrew letters? In any event, the seal is gone; it’s gone away:

Commencement Seal Comp.jpg

The photograph on the left was taken today about twenty minutes after Commencement ended; the one on the right was snapped a couple of years ago.

Addendum: Another reader writes in:

Your post today reminded me of the wallpaper that was removed from Dick’s House about two years ago:

Dick's House wallpaper.jpg

Addendum: A Dartblog stringer reports that the seal did make it onto the Commencement ceremonies program:

Commencement Seal Program.jpg


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