Let's Play Free Association

Apr 15 2014

Dartmouth Social Media.jpgThe College is fighting back on the social media front: UltraViolet's campaign will not be left unanswered. If you see the image at right on a webpage and you click on it, you will be directed to Dartmouth's Sexual Assault Prevention, Education, and Response page. UV says we have a sexual assault problem, and the administration's campaign says that we are taking serious steps to fight the problem. Oh, joy. What will high school seniors, parents and college counselors think of first when the words Dartmouth College are mentioned?

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Students Should Follow the Rules

Apr 15 2014

Now there's a crazy thought? The Improve Dartmouth website is a forum for commonsensical ideas. Here's one of them:

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We're not talking about victimless crime here -- like a 20-year-old drinking a beer -- but students aggressively invading Dartmouth events and spaces where the work of the College is being done. We've discussed the same idea in the past in relation to the RealTalk disruption of Dimensions last year:

...the principles of non-violent protest include an acceptance of punishment. In being sanctioned, the demonstrators show commitment to their cause, and if their cause is just, their plight elicits further community support.

This space likes to refer to the value of precedent. If the RealTalkers are not punished, how can the College contemplate punishing any future group that disrupts College events such as films, concerts, speeches, lectures, or other gatherings of members of the Dartmouth community?

Of course, the possibility exists that last year's RealTalkers and this year's Freedom Budgeters had and have little or no support in the community.

Addeundum: Don't hesitate to vote for this proposal.

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Dan Fagin '85 Wins Pulitzer

Apr 15 2014

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He won for his book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.

Fagin was the Editor-in-Chief of The D when he was at the College.

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