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  • Professor rejects Marxism after traveling the globe: ‘Socialism doesn’t work’

    06/16/2016 12:22:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | June 16, 2016 | KATE HARDIMAN
    At least one professor in America does not feel the Bern. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor Jack Stauder says his political and ideological conversion away from socialism and Marxism occurred when he actually witnessed these systems in action. After traveling to more than 110 countries to pursue various forms of research, notably cultural anthropology, Stauder described his conversion from Marxism as a process of disillusionment. “I gradually became disenchanted with Marxism by visiting many of the countries that had tried to shape their societies to conform to its doctrines. I was disillusioned by the realities I saw in … socialist...
  • No Punishment for Black Lives Matter Protesters Harrassing Dartmouth Students

    05/31/2016 5:01:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016
    Dartmouth University’s Alumni Relations department has concluded that no student will be punished for the Black Lives Matter incident last year, where activists stormed a library on campus and hurled racial abuse at students. In November it was reported that a 150-person strong group of BLM protesters stormed the campus study space, screaming racially motivated chants such as, “F*** you, you filthy white f***s!”, “F*** you and your comfort!”, and “F*** you, you racist s***s!” One girl was even reported to have been pinned by protesters against a wall, who allegedly shouted “filthy white bitch” in her face. Vice Provost...
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • Student petition at Dartmouth sparks Library of Congress to drop term 'illegal alien'

    03/31/2016 4:03:37 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 29, 2016 | Elizabeth Llorente
    When a student-led organization at Dartmouth College petitioned the Library of Congress in 2014 to drop the term “illegal aliens” and instead use “undocumented,” the response was no. The reasoning, members of the group recall, was that “illegal alien” is an official U.S. government term for people who are in the country without proper documents. But the Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers, or CoFIRED, motivated others – including librarian associations – across the nation to press the Library of Congress to stop using the term, which they argued dehumanizes undocumented immigrants. The Library of Congress listened, and...
  • Dartmouth Protesters Assault Students While Screaming Racial Threats

    11/15/2015 11:50:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/15 | Alex Pfeiffer
    <p>A group of Black Lives Matter protestors at Dartmouth College led a violent protest Thursday, hurling racial insults at students and pushing them up against a wall as they tried to study in the library, The Dartmouth Review reports.</p> <p>The protesters actively disrupted students reviewing for exams, entering study spaces and shouting at students who tried to close their door. One student was forced to abandon her study room and ran out of the library.</p>
  • Dartmouth bars Donald Trump from their hall, then welcomes Hillary with open arms

    11/11/2015 4:32:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    America’s college campuses… still a hotbed of diversity and a forum for the airing of differing opinions!Dartmouth joins the list of liberal enclaves which have made none too subtle moves to steer the conversation in the liberal direction this week. It turns out that the local College Republicans chapter had been arranging a speech by Donald Trump, but the only hall of suitable size to hold the expected crowd (Spaulding Hall) was denied to them. The reason given was that they didn’t use the big hall to promote presidential candidates from either party and none of them had been...
  • Tribes Balk at Dartmouth’s Native American Director: Accuse new hire of misrepresenting heritage

    10/02/2015 5:39:59 PM PDT · by billorites · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30, 2015 | Dan Frosch
    When Dartmouth College named Susan Taffe Reed as the new director of its Native American Program in September, it said she would use her role as president of the Eastern Delaware Nations to help Indian students adjust to life at the Ivy League school. But since Ms. Reed’s hiring, tribal officials and Dartmouth alumni have accused her of misrepresenting herself as an American Indian and the school of failing to adequately vet her background as a leader of a nonprofit group that acknowledges it isn’t an actual tribe. Ms. Reed says she is of Native heritage, though in response to...
  • Notorious 'Animal House' fraternity at Dartmouth College loses its appeal for 'recognition' [tr]

    05/08/2015 12:14:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    AP ^ | May 8, 2015 | Staff
    Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie 'Animal House' to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a campus judiciary committee at the Ivy League school withdrew the fraternity's recognition as a student organization. That appeal has been denied and the decision to withdraw recognition stands, according to a statement the college provided to The Associated Press on Friday.
  • Ivy Leaguers Not So Dumb After All [Hillary Clinton not exactly winning the youth vote at Dartmouth]

    04/20/2015 1:51:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    I am really proud of my alma mater Dartmouth College today — and not because they recently banned hard liquor on campus. (That has its pluses and minuses.) From The Daily Mail [1]: If Dartmouth College students have the same inflated influence on presidential politics that they’ve traditionally enjoyed, Hillary Clinton has some long days ahead in New Hampshire.Of a randomly selected group of 50 students who said they followed presidential politics enough to comment, just nine told Daily Mail Online that the former secretary of state would make a good U.S. chief executive.Hillary’s detractors were far more passionate...
  • Dartmouth Black Lives Matter Class Is Quite Possibly The Most Relevant College Course To Date

    02/05/2015 10:13:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bustle ^ | February 3, 2015 | Lulu Chang
    During my three years at Dartmouth, I often complained about the lack of practical education dispensed by various courses and professors. I would still argue that I had a phenomenal academic experience at the college, but be that as it may, it was sometimes painfully clear to me that a liberal arts education was not exactly synonymous with developing an applicable, workforce-ready skill set. But when it comes to the intersection of the theoretical and the real world, I can think of few better subject matters than Black Lives Matter, the namesake of a new course Dartmouth College will offer...
  • In Response to Student Misconduct, Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor

    01/29/2015 9:35:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Richard Perez-Pena
    After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor on campus, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail “to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience.” In a speech on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, N.H., to students, staff and alumni, Philip J. Hanlon, the president, said the college would create new spaces for social activity as alternatives to Greek houses, give faculty members more of a role in residential life and provide students more extensive training on preventing sexual...
  • Stay Classy, Liberals: Gov. Rick Perry Gets Anal Sex Questions At Dartmouth

    11/11/2014 3:32:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    This is liberalism at its finest. Get really angry with someone who holds views different from your own, and then berate that person with hyper-emotional drivel. In this case, the victim was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who received sexually explicit questions from Dartmouth's student body regarding anal sex during a visit to the college. Perry is a social conservative. According to the Dartmouth, the student newspaper, Perry was there to discuss the midterms, border security, energy initiatives and foreign policy. There was a Q&A session–and that’s when things devolved. Both presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans condemned the actions of...
  • Ivy League students ask Rick Perry for anal sex during campus visit

    11/10/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies ^ | 11/10/14 | Maggie Lit
    A student at Dartmouth College asked Texas Governor Rick Perry Sunday if he would accept anal sex in exchange for $102 million in campaign contributions. Senior Emily Sellers, a member of The Dartmouth, the official campus newspaper, posed the question to confront Perry’s stance on homosexuality. Another student, Timothy Messen, accused Perry of comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • It’s Official: At Dartmouth, The Word ‘Fiesta’ Is Racist And White People Can’t Use It

    04/28/2014 1:23:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Another ridiculous politically-correct brouhaha has broken out at Dartmouth College, America’s most hopelessly and disturbingly fragile Ivy League school. This time, the fracas is over a fundraiser for cardiac care that the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority had planned to jointly sponsor, reports Campus Reform. Problems arose because a single student, junior Daniela Hernandez, was offended by the party’s theme of “Phiesta.”
  • It’s Official: At Dartmouth, The Word ‘Fiesta’ Is Racist And White People Can’t Use It

    04/27/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT · by equalator · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-26-2014 | Eric Owens
    Problems arose because a single student, junior Daniela Hernandez, was offended by the party’s theme of “Phiesta.” As a result, the soiree, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled by the presidents of the respective Greek organizations. Phi Delt president Taylor Catchcart explained why the Greek organizations folded. “We felt that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser,” he said.
  • The Problem with Dartmouth

    04/18/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 18, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Dartmouth College has a problem. Protestors occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more "womyn or people of color" faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan, and "gender-neutral bathrooms," among other things. Now Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon has responded with a call "to end the extreme behaviors that are in conflict with our mission." But Hanlon's aim seems focused almost exclusively on the campus fraternity system, and his solution -- a committee to look into "high-risk drinking, sexual assault and inclusivity" -- appears more a way to...
  • Here's the Darthmouth students' list of politically correct demands [link only]

    04/06/2014 6:04:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies ^ | April 2014
  • Dartmouth surrenders to threat of 'physical action' and offers $31 million

    03/12/2014 7:05:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/12/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Dartmouth College is teaching its student body a terrible lesson: physical threats against the rich pay off big-time. Alec Torres writes in National Review Online: Having been threatened with “physical action” by an unknown number of anonymous students if it did not respond to a list of more than 120 demands, the Dartmouth administration promptly surrendered last week and is planning on spending at least $31 million to satisfy the students’ will. College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Martin Wybourne made a statement last Thursday in response to the so-called “Freedom Budget” — the eight-page letter and list of demands...
  • 'Why Have a Hearing? Just Expel Him' (Dartmouth College)

    02/15/2014 11:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | February 13, 2014 | KC Johnson
    "Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation?" That astonishing question was posed at a conference on how colleges respond to sexual assault issues by Amanda Childress, Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth. According to Inside Higher Ed, Childress continued: "It seems to me that we value fair and equitable processes more than we value the safety of our students. And higher education is not a right. Safety is a right. Higher education is a privilege." Give Childress credit for candor--even the campus spokespersons for increasing the number of guilty findings in campus tribunals usually aren't...
  • [Dartmouth] Trustees Approve Creation of LGBTQIA Affinity House

    10/02/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Dartmouth Now ^ | 9-24-2013
    During its fall meeting on September 22, the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees approved the construction of The Triangle House for the College’s LGBTQIA students. The vote affirmed the Board’s commitment to the Affinity House, which was previously stated at its June 7, 2013, meeting. “The Triangle House will be a welcome addition to Dartmouth, and a tangible sign of the Board’s commitment to increase the diversity of social, intellectual, and residential options on campus,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “It is also part of Dartmouth’s continuing commitment to having a campus that is inclusive, respectful, and engaged.” Located at...
  • NAACP attacks Dartmouth students who threw 'Crips and Bloods' frat party

    08/15/2013 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Campus Forum ^ | 8/15/13 | Katherine Timpf, Josiah Ryan
    **SNIP** “Our peers mingled for hours while dressed as bloods or Crips while using racialized language,” accused the letter, circulated on campus. “It then turned into a ‘ghetto party’ with racialized language, speech and dress. Over 200 individuals attended this racist and classist event.” The letter went on to urge students to report the event to the Dartmouth administration “as a bias incident” using an included hyperlink. "We are asking everyone to flood the bias incident account with our call for justice, right now,” reads the email. “[O]rganizations across campus will be mobilizing for further steps. Reporting with the above...
  • Dartmouth Rescinds [Malawi Bishop]Tengatenga's Appointment Following Gay Protests

    08/14/2013 8:37:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | 8/14/13 | Philip Hanlon
    Statement Regarding the Leadership of the William Jewett Tucker FoundationDartmouth's support of gay rights and members of the LGBTQ community is complete and unwavering, as is our commitment to a campus that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. In light of concerns—specifically surrounding gay rights—expressed by members of our community about the appointment of Malawi Bishop Dr. James Tengatenga as the dean of the Tucker Foundation, I felt it was important for me to meet with him personally. It was in this context that I sat down recently with Dr. Tengatenga and asked tough questions about his earlier statements on homosexuality....
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • Owners 'Terrorista #1' BMW license plate revealed SAME friends pic'd w Bstn Bomber in Times Square

    04/28/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:35 EST, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:11 EST, 27 April 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter AP Reporter
    Owners of 'Terrorista #1' BMW license plate revealed as the SAME friends pictured with the Boston bomber in Times Square Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are from Kazakhstan They were classmates of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Dzhokhar may have slept at their house on the night of the bombing They've been in custody since last Saturday and a lawyer says they are 'shocked' by the allegations against their friend Friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrested last week who cruised around in a car with the ‘Terrorista #1’ license plate have also been revealed to be two of the group of friends...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- Partied It Up Following Deadly Attack

    04/20/2013 11:57:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 20, 2013 | staff
    Before leading cops on a city-wide manhunt, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was busy partying it up with friends in a college dorm room ... this just two days after his deadly attack on the Boston Marathon. The bombs went off on Monday and while law enforcement poured over photos searching for a lead, Tsarnaev went back to his dorm at UMass Dartmouth and acted like a regular non-terrorist college kid, according to the Boston Globe. He reportedly slept in his dorm, went to the gym and then partied Wednesday night with pals from his intramural soccer team. A student source told...
  • Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event

    11/20/2012 10:30:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/20/2012 | Oliver Darcy
    An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa. The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’” The e-mail says the group plans to screen an anti-Mother Teresa film, discuss Hitchens’ book, Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, and question how the public has been “conned into thinking this woman [Teresa]...
  • Dartmouth: Dorm Assignments Will Not be 'Limited by Traditional Gender Binary'

    04/30/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Susan Jones
    ( - Dartmouth College is expanding its "gender neutral" housing program, opening up more rooms where "students of any gender can cohabitate," the school newspaper, The Dartmouth, reported last week. The Ivy League school's website says Dartmouth "seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary." The school's Director of Housing Rachael Class-Giguere is quoted as saying that gender-neutral housing options have been available on campus since 2007. (A growing number of colleges now offer such options.) Recently, Dartmouth's Housing Office has seen “a lot of interest” in more options...
  • Charlie Rose show- live analysis of Republican Presidential debate (interesting)

    10/12/2011 4:08:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies
    Charlie Rose ^ | 10-11-11
    Title: Live analysis of Republican debate (If interested, look for that title when the show's sequence moves in the link order) Date shown: Oct. 11, 2011 Panel: Charlie Rose, Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post, Matthew Dowd of Bloomberg and former George W. Bush advisor, Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Rich Lowry of National Review, Mark Halperin of Time mag, and Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg News $$$ VIDEO: LIVE ANALYSIS OF REPULICAN DEBATE
  • Why America Needs Herman Cain

    10/10/2011 7:51:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2011 | Ed Kaitz
    Niccolň Machiavelli once said that "the man who adapts his course of action to the nature of the times will succeed, and likewise, the man who sets his course of action out of tune with the times will come to grief." What I'd like to argue in this essay is that based on the current "nature of the times" in America, Herman Cain must be the GOP nominee for president. In fact, Cain's nomination represents what could be the last and best opportunity Americans have to pry our battered country out from the clutches of the increasingly strident, divisive, and...
  • Invisible Men

    09/22/2011 1:59:42 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 9 replies
    The Dartmouth ^ | September 22, 2011 | Roger Lott
    This Tuesday, I attended a panel discussion called “What I Wish I Knew As A Freshman Girl.” The female upperclassmen speakers talked very frankly about their mistakes as freshmen and offered their warm support to the assembled first-year women. The event seemed highly valuable, and I was left wondering why no similar opportunity existed specifically for first-year men. Female Dartmouth students have access to more support than their male peers. Female advocacy groups at Dartmouth include Women in Business, the Society of Women’s Engineers, Women in Leadership and the Women in Science Program, which provides faculty mentors and paid internships...
  • Break with Tradition (How political correctness ends traditions at Dartmouth College)

    01/25/2011 6:36:56 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 3 replies
    The Dartmouth ^ | January 25, 2011 | Roger Lott
    While listening to a ’62 reminisce over Christmas dinner about the spirited traditions and rustic lifestyle he had known at Dartmouth, I couldn’t help but share in some of his nostalgia. It was saddening to appreciate that while Dartmouth has made great strides, it has also thrown away much of what made it special. In 1993, Dartmouth ended a more than century-old tradition in which graduating seniors would smash long clay pipes on the stump of the old pine tree in the BEMA. The custom, based on the smokers’ habit of breaking off part of the pipe’s stem after it...
  • Students (at Ivy League Colleges) Feel Peer Pressure to Donate

    10/28/2010 3:01:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2010 | STEPHANIE STROM
    Nonprofits have long used the honor roll, a list of benefactors prominently displayed, to inspire others to make gifts. In the last school year, seniors at Dartmouth College and Cornell University turned that tactic on its head, creating a sort of dishonor roll of peers who failed to donate to the class gift. At Dartmouth, the lone student in the graduating class who held out, Laura A. DeLorenzo, was excoriated in the student newspaper and on The Little Green Blog, a student Web site, which also ran her picture. Raising the stakes for the student fund-raisers was the potential of...
  • Critics Question Study Cited in Health Debate (FLAWED DATA USED TO JUSTIFLY OBAMACARE)

    06/04/2010 6:22:22 AM PDT · by GailA · 35 replies · 1,715+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 6/02/10 | REED ABELSON and GARDINER HARRIS
    In selling the health care overhaul to Congress, the Obama administration cited a once obscure research group at Dartmouth College to claim that it could not only cut billions in wasteful health care spending but make people healthier by doing so. Wasteful spending — perhaps $700 billion a year — “does nothing to improve patient health but subjects you and me to tests and procedures that aren’t necessary and are potentially harmful,” the president’s budget director, Peter Orszag, wrote in a blog post characteristic of the administration’s argument. Mr. Orszag even displayed maps produced by Dartmouth researchers that appeared to...
  • New president has Dartmouth eager for change (barf alert)

    09/21/2009 12:06:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 747+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 21, 2009 | Tracy Jan
    HANOVER, N.H. - In an annual rite, incoming Dartmouth College students dutifully lined up to shake the president’s hand, one of many perfunctory events that kick off each school year. But this fall, the tradition was marked by an extra jolt of excitement: More than 1,000 freshmen clamored to meet Dartmouth’s newly appointed leader. The crowd wound around one end of the indoor track, out the door, and along the glass walls of the field house. Many waited longer than an hour. At the head of the receiving line last week, Dr. Jim Yong Kim delighted the teenagers by greeting...
  • ‘Young Conservative Anthem’ Causes Internet Buzz

    06/01/2009 7:46:26 PM PDT · by metmom · 61 replies · 1,997+ views ^ | Monday, June 01, 2009 | By Tatiana Cooke
    A conservative rap video which claims to reflect true conservative values is quickly becoming a cult success and going viral. "The Young Con Anthem," created by two Dartmouth students, has received more than 90,000 views and has made it to The Huffington Post, USA Today and a variety of blogs across the political spectrum.
  • Islamic, constitutional law similar, prof. says

    05/13/2009 3:47:25 AM PDT · by Huber · 25 replies · 743+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | May 13, 2009 | By Jamila Ma, The Dartmouth Staff
    The methods used to interpret Shari’a, or Islamic law, and secular law are more similar than most people would expect, University of Wisconsin Law School professor Asifa Quraishi said in a lecture held in the Rockefeller Center on Tuesday. In her lecture, “The Intersection of Islamic Law and Constitutional Law,” Quraishi explained why, despite these similarities, Islamic and constitutional law are difficult to integrate. Law in classical Muslim societies is similar to U.S. constitutional law in that there is a “separation of powers,” Quraishi said. “The parallels lie in the tools that are used to understand the meaning of the...
  • Dartmouth's 'Hostile' Environment

    05/06/2008 7:45:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies · 106+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2008 | Joseph Rago
    Often it seems as though American higher education exists only to provide gag material for the outside world. The latest spectacle is an Ivy League professor threatening to sue her students because, she claims, their "anti-intellectualism" violated her civil rights. Priya Venkatesan taught English at Dartmouth College. She maintains that some of her students were so unreceptive of "French narrative theory" that it amounted to a hostile working environment. She is also readying lawsuits against her superiors, who she says papered over the harassment, as well as a confessional exposé, which she promises will "name names." The trauma was so...
  • Dartmouth students get e-mails from former teacher claiming disrespect

    05/01/2008 4:19:13 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 55 replies · 76+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | May 1, 2008 | unk
    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College teacher and medical school researcher sent e-mails to some of her former students saying she plans to sue them because they "harassed, compromised, abused or discriminated against" her. Priya Venkatesan, 39, who received her bachelor's degree from Dartmouth in 1990, last week e-mailed the former students in her Science, Technology and Society course with the news that she is pursuing a federal civil-rights lawsuit against some of them. Venkatesan, now at Northwestern University, said in an interview with the Valley News that she is still searching for a lawyer to take her...
  • Dartmouth Ankles Bill ("I’m not responsible for the 12 years the American people gave to Bushes.")

    01/08/2008 6:07:04 AM PST · by jdm · 58 replies · 169+ views
    Heading Right ^ | Jan. 08, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    There once was a time when a college appearance by Bill Clinton would have created a sensation. Now the sensation has turned to boredom and fatigue, even at an Ivy League university preparing to vote in today’s primaries. Dartmouth students wandered away from Clinton even as he spoke, trying to convince them to support his wife, and apparently making no headway: About thirty minutes into Bill Clinton’s nearly two-hour stop here at Dartmouth College, a steady stream of students started walking out of the venue.Moments later, Clinton — his voice hoarse, sometimes cracking — took arguably the toughest question of...
  • Gender-neutral housing deemed success by ORL

    12/01/2007 7:39:02 AM PST · by Huber · 32 replies · 74+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | Published on Friday, November 30, 2007 | By Andrew Wells, The Dartmouth Staff
    As the first-ever term of gender-neutral housing at Dartmouth comes to a close, the Office of Residential Life has begun to look back at its newly instituted gender-neutral housing program floor and, based on positive feedback, does not foresee a need to make any significant changes in the coming terms. Out of the 32 students who applied for this special housing, 16 students and one undergraduate advisor were eventually chosen because they showed an active interest in participating in the model of a shared community which would hold programs and dinners focused on discussing gender-related issues. Article continues on
  • DARTMOUTH! - "HILLARY UNCENSORED" documentary tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2pm

    10/13/2007 7:26:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 51 replies · 903+ views
    Dartmouth ^ | Oct. 13, 2007 | dfu
    WATCH THE TRAILER Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire is tentatively scheduled to show the 1-hour Hillary documentary film, HILLARY UNCENSORED, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2pm. That time was offered to me today, and we are working out the details. New Hampshire is, of course, buzzing with political activity as the candidates are trying to get their message out to the voters in the state that has traditionally held the nation's first primary. It really is about time that the voters in New Hampshire become acquainted with the scandal and coverup directed by Hillary that eclipses Watergate. Obstruction...
  • Former Irish pres. talks at Hanover Inn

    10/08/2007 8:05:28 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 256+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | October 8, 2007 | Vera Bergengruen, The Dartmouth Staff
    Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson arrived at the Hanover Inn on Sunday afternoon ready to answer the questions of 20 lucky students. The first female president of Ireland, Robinson served from 1990-1997 and is one of the three 2007-2008 Montgomery Fellows. At the luncheon, students' questions ranged from her personal background to her politics. Article continues on at: ?> Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson arrived at the Hanover Inn on Sunday afternoon ready to answer the questions of 20 lucky students. The first female president of Ireland, Robinson served from 1990-1997 and is one of the...
  • Alumni to take legal action against (Dartmouth) College

    10/03/2007 2:02:16 PM PDT · by Huber · 19 replies · 767+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | October 3, 207 | William Schpero, The Dartmouth Staff
    The executive committee of Dartmouth’s Association of Alumni voted in a late-night conference call Tuesday to file for an injunction that would stop the College from filling its eight new seats on the Board of Trustees. The Association’s leadership is seeking to prevent the board from changing the balance between alumni-elected and board-appointed trustees and to require the College to continue to seat trustees elected by alumni. The vote on the injunction was not unanimous. Three members of the executive committee voted against the measure, including Association President Bill Hutchinson ‘76. “I think legal action against the College at this...
  • ExtraCurricular (Dartmouth Governance Supression)

    10/03/2007 9:19:04 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 239+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | October 03, 2007 | Meir Kohn, Professor of Economics
    I am most familiar with governance in the context of business corporations -- a standard topic in my finance class. The ownership of most large corporations is dispersed among millions of small investors. These many owners cannot possibly manage the companies themselves, nor are they interested in doing so. So professional managers are hired to do the job for them. But, of course, rather than doing what is best for the shareholders, these managers do what is best for themselves. The board of directors is a mechanism of corporate governance, designed to monitor managers and to protect the interests of...
  • Dartmouth Inner Circle Consolidates Power

    09/08/2007 6:18:43 PM PDT · by Huber · 22 replies · 560+ views
    Dartmouth Board of Trustees ^ | September 8, 2007 | Ed Haldeman
    A LETTER FROM ED HALDEMAN, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY Dear Members of the Dartmouth Community, Earlier today, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees took several steps to strengthen the College's governance. Given the intense debate about this issue in recent months, I wanted to write to you as soon as possible to tell you what we've done and why. Let me start by saying Dartmouth has never been stronger than it is today. It's one of the most selective institutions in the country. Our commitment to teaching has never been stronger and student satisfaction is...
  • The Illiberal College - Elite academia doesn't like oversight

    09/01/2007 9:17:08 PM PDT · by gpapa · 3 replies · 871+ views ^ | September 2, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    One of the more momentous cases in Supreme Court history, Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819), involved an attempt by the state of New Hampshire to wrest control of the privately chartered school from its board of trustees. But a corporate charter like Dartmouth's, the Marshall Court ruled, is the same as a private contract; the state could not simply annex the school. The sanctity of contract has preserved the independence of not a few colleges and universities. But institutions of higher learning now shy from the same oversight their faculties have demanded of the corporate world, and some of the...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: In 2000, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out to Peter Paul at Spago (a YouTube)

    07/30/2007 8:08:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies · 1,057+ views
    hillcap dot org ^ | July 30, 2007 | dfu
    In the ’60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2007 | Mark Leibovich I've called Mark Leibovich to give him the rest of the story, but he hasn't returned my call. From the above article, you learned about Hillary coming to Winter Carnival at Dartmouth in 1967. Now, here is the rest of the story. In one sentence it is that THE GUY DITCHED THE WITCH. "She would issue a blanket condemnation of the “boys” she had met (“who know a lot about ‘self’ and nothing about ‘man’...