Dartblog Specials: Sunday Morning Sinatra

Saturday, December 30, 2006

A handful of further details have trickled in about the deathmatch between the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux and Dartmouth. The “lone protester” referenced in my original post? That was Dartmouth English professor Shelby…

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Fighting Sioux tied Dartmouth 1-1 this evening. Informants report a single elderly protester outside Leede Arena, whose sign read, “Indians are people, not mascots.” The protester’s offensive sign went unchallenged by those in attendance,…

Friday, December 8, 2006

In The Columbia Spectator, Jonathan Tayler writes on the Indian Wars at Dartmouth: “…hopefully, next time Harper or anyone else considers opening their mouth on situations they know next to nothing about, they’ll ask themselves…

Sunday, December 3, 2006

In a special online update, editor in chief of The Dartmouth Review Dan Linsalata ‘07 explains the thinking behind the contentious cover of the most recent issue, and urges everyone to get back to discussing…

Friday, December 1, 2006

In a letter to Dartmouth President James Wright dated November 30, 2006, Charles Kupchella, the president of the University of North Dakota, defends his school’s team name, the Fighting Sioux, against attacks by Dartmouth Athletic…

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tory Fodder, Class of 2005 and a Native American, authors this very important post on recent events at Dartmouth….

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pursuant to the action meeting detailed in this post, a few individuals on campus have organized a massive Rally Against Hate. It is scheduled to begin at two o’clock this afternoon. Flyers, like the…
Late last eve there was a Student Assembly meeting where members convened to discuss what to do about perceived racism at Dartmouth. The sober-minded public, of course, is fully apprised of events courtesy of every…
The Dartmouth Review has received the following statement from the governor: “Unfortunately, Ms. Harper takes her position with no knowledge of how the University of North Dakota has approached the logo issue. UND has handled…

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Reader Jason Stadel, a Dakotan, a Native American, and a member of the United States Army, kindly shares his e-mail of this morning to Dartmouth Athletic Director Josie Harper. Ms. Harper, I was wondering why…
Andrew Cline: “On Wed., Jan 17, Dartmouth’s men’s squash team will play host to Amherst College’s men’s squash team. Amherst’s mascot is ‘Lord Jeff.’ That would be Lord Jeffrey Amherst, the British general who won…
Joseph Marks, writing for North Dakota’s Grand Forks Herald, covers the ongoing controversy over Dartmouth’s Native American club, which has accused Dartmouth of being racist, and the attending controversy over missives from Dartmouth President James…

Monday, November 27, 2006

The fellers at the Inside College Hockey blog write, inter alia:[Dartmouth Athletic Director Josie] Harper added that when North Dakota was extended an invitation to the Ledyard Bank Classic two years ago, the school’s mascot…

I have just put my name to the “Dartmouth Welcomes North Dakota Hockey” on-line petition, which reads as follows:The undersigned members of the Dartmouth community wish to convey to the students, faculty and alumni of…
Stephen Shields writes:I am feeling terribly slighted, and I am deeply saddened and disappointed. As an alum of St. Lawrence University (recently characterized at NRO by Jonah Goldberg, as, uh, “humorless”), I think it’s important…
Inside Higher Education reports on the behavior of Dartmouth’s Native American group, which has tarred the campus as racist after a few cartoon t-shirts, an allegedly broken-up drum circle, and the crew team’s “Cowboys and…

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Readers commend to me and to you this memorandum from University of North Dakota President Charles E. Kupchella to the NCAA—an organization which, for its own political reasons and in ignorance of the will of…
Sparked by the latest Dartmouth imbroglio, the Power Line trio ruminate on offense in this post….
Journalist Susanne Nadeau for The Grand Forks Herald reports on Dartmouth’s nose-in-the-air slap—provoked by the Native Americans at Dartmouth club and their savvy media strategy—at the University of North Dakota for its longstanding ‘Fighting Sioux’…
For reporters, the sexiest element of the Native Americans-Dartmouth-Indian-Offense-Free Speech-Political Correctness debacle is quickly becoming clear: The fact that Dartmouth’s Athletic Director, in an official capacity, apologized to Dartmouth for the possibly-offensive ‘Fighting Sioux’ team…

Thursday, November 23, 2006

A blogger called Harry notes several things that the Boston Globe article of this ayem, on the topic of Dartmouth’s accusatory Native American group, omitted….
An article at the website of the CBS television affiliate in Bismarck, North Dakota decries Dartmouth Athletic Director Josie Harper’s nigh-infamous letter-to-the-editor, which apologizes to Dartmouth students for Dartmouth’s upcoming game with the University of…
Charles Mitchell, writing for the Family Security Matters group, makes note of the perils of being a modern college student. As Charles writes, using the recent Dartmouth example, chief among these perils is the risk…
In morning editions, Jim Fennell, reporter for The Union Leader, makes note of the odd apology offered by Dartmouth athletics director Josie Harper to Dartmouth’s one hundred Native American and part-Native American students for the…
Marcella Bombardieri for The Boston Globe provides a swell summary of Dartmouth’s latest contretemps. She also notes—and this is something I did not realize until a reader pointed it out to me—that the ad taken…

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

…In response to Dartmouth president James Wright’s reinterpretation of “free speech,” in which he wrote, “Let me exercise my right of free speech: I take it as a matter of principle that when people say…
The fellers at the Deadspin sports blog—a peon under the Gawker media empire, and thus not right-wingers by any definition—make note of this odd letter to the editor in The Dartmouth. The letter is the…
From an e-mail from a reader and Dartmouth alum:I read with great interest your writings today about Jim Wright’s defense of “free speech.” I interpret his comments to mean that “his” exercise of free speech…
Nothing—nothing—since Dean of Admissions Karl Furstenberg’s now-recanted letter decrying football has generated so much ire within the Dartmouth community as the behavior of the Native American club, their generally groundless swipes and slurs at Dartmouth…

Monday, November 20, 2006

Andrew Terhune writes in response to t-shirt racism at Dartmouth:My alma matter, Trinity College in Hartford, has been going through similar paroxysms on this subject. Speaking as one who left the ivory tower over a…
As the first step in their national press strategy, the Native Americans at Dartmouth club (NAD) placed the following two-page spread in today’s editions of The Dartmouth. The members of NAD seek to curry national…
Dartmouth’s fall term was relatively devoid of student controversy, largely because the shadow of the alumni constitution, and all the controversy that inspired, crowded out the rest. But the constitution has been decisively put to…

Sunday, November 19, 2006

An intercepted e-mail from the executive officers of the Native Americans at Dartmouth club has the subject, “Notifying National Media,” and reads as follows:Hello everyone, The idea has been proposed that we notify newspapers and…

Thursday, November 9, 2006

I have been reading through today’s report in The Dartmouth, “Interrupted crew formal generates apology.” The situation seems to be this: The crew team had their yearly formal dance in the basement of the Collis…

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