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Did We Actually Sign the Dreamers Letter
A professor writes in:
I’m a professor at Dartmouth, and I read your dartblog on occasion. I took a look at it today, and see they you reprinted an article from NYU which stated that Dartmouth did not sign the ‘Dreamers’ letter signed by over 800 universities. However, I just took a quick look at the letter (see the link below) and Dartmouth College is listed as one of the signers of the letter, so the NYU article is incorrect
My correspondent is correct that the College’s name appears at the end of the letter now — but it did not appear there this morning when I wrote my post. At that time I checked all of the names of the Ivy schools, and all appeared there with the exception of Dartmouth. Regrettably, I did not take a screenshot of our absence.
The D is now reporting that while the 800 other schools signed the letter several days ago, we only signed today:
The American Council on Education sent a letter to top leaders in Congress on Oct. 19 urging them to protect those affected by the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The letter was initially signed by nearly 800 colleges and universities, and Dartmouth signed on to the letter on Oct. 23.
“As far as I know, we, ACE, became aware that Dartmouth wanted to sign on today, but for all I know [the College] may have tried to sign on earlier and just for whatever reasons — a glitch in the system, I have no idea — it didn’t get to us,” said Jonathan Riskind, ACE assistant vice president of public affairs, though he could not confirm the specific reason why Dartmouth signed on today rather than on the Oct. 19 publication date.
Better late than never, I guess.
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
Hmmm…I know why Dartmouth signed on today. Because someone screwed up and didn’t realize it until Dartblog (and the D) brought it to their attention. The incompetence of this administration is beyond question.
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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