Another Dartmouth disgrace

Featured image Dartmouth College has a disgraceful record when it comes to protecting students and others from thuggish behavior from leftists. Dartmouth’s president, Phil Hanlon, seems indifferent at best to the right of students to hear conservative speakers and, indeed, to the right of all students to be free from left-wing bullies. The latest shameful episode at Dartmouth involved David Horowitz, a well-known conservative public intellectual. Horowitz provides the dismal details in »

Dartmouth Dons the Hair Shirt

Featured image Dartmouth College joins the ranks of those eager to apologize for alleged past sins: Dartmouth embraces historical accountability in new project. As educational institutions across the country wrestle with their ties to slavery, Dartmouth College is taking a closer look at the darkest corners of its history. The college plans to launch a “historical accountability” project this summer, which aims to better understand how marginalized groups, including African-Americans and other »

Dartmouth’s 9/11

Featured image Following 9/11 the New York Times ran Portraits of Grief profiling many of those lost in the 9/11 attacks. The Times attributes authorship of these artful profiles collectively to Kirk Johnson, N.R. Kleinfeld, David Barstow, Barbara Stewart, Jane Gross, Neela Banerjee, Constance L. Hays, Lynette Holloway, Janny Scott and Somini Sengupta. We can’t capture the magnitude of the loss, or the meaning of who and what we lost, but the »

Dartmouth is catering to, not ignoring, its black students

Featured image Joe Asch notes the difficulty that Dartmouth’s black students have had in citing grievances that would cause a rational person of good faith to become enraged. The complaints cited by Jennifer McGrew, for example, cannot rationally explain why angry black students would confront, curse at, and in some instances assault white students in Baker Library. Even Randall Kennedy, an African-American law professor at Harvard whose academic work has often focused »

Phil Hanlon and moral equivalence

Featured image Dartmouth’s president Phil Hanlon has sent a message to the Dartmouth community regarding the rampage of angry, disruptive black students through Baker Library. Hanlon tells us: On Thursday evening, Nov. 12, a large demonstration by members of the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities culminated in a moment of silence in front of Dartmouth Hall. This demonstration was a powerful expression of unity in support of social justice—Dartmouth at its strongest. »

My Letter to Dartmouth’s President

Featured image Scott reproduced here the form email that Dartmouth’s president, Philip Hanlon, sent to all alumni who expressed concern about Black Lives Matter protesters harassing and intimidating students in Dartmouth’s library with profanities and racial epithets. Today, I wrote President Hanlon to express my dissatisfaction with his position on the protest. I will post any reply that I get, but I am not holding my breath: President Hanlon: I have read »

Dartmouth’s Disgrace (Cont’d)

Featured image As another Dartmouth alum, I want to add a few comments to Scott’s post earlier this morning. This video shows some of what happened when Black Lives Matter protesters invaded Baker Library, screaming profanities and insults at students who were trying to study: But it doesn’t show everything. I have it on good authority that at least one woman was slapped and spat on in addition to being insulted by »

Dartmouth says it’s working to bring Trump to campus

Featured image In response, I assume, to criticism over excluding Donald Trump from using Spaulding auditorium while allowing Hillary Clinton to do so, Dartmouth’s PR department has issued this statement: Dartmouth is eager to welcome all political candidates to campus and give our students the access that comes with being in New Hampshire during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Lindsey Graham were both recently on campus as part »

At Dartmouth, Phil Hanlon wants no enemies to the left

Featured image I have it on good authority that Parker Gilbert, the Dartmouth student found not guilty of raping a fellow student, has been told by Dartmouth administrators that he will be wasting his time if he applies for readmission. Why is Dartmouth dead set against readmitting Gilbert? The College’s attitude cannot be justified by the facts of the case. Gilbert was acquitted of every criminal charge leveled against him, from trespass »

The narcissism of Dartmouth’s modern-day radicals

Featured image Yesterday, in a post about the occupation by Dartmouth rads of the president’s office, I wondered whether what’s going on at the College — absurd demands followed up by physical coercion — is occurring at comparable institutions of higher learning. The preliminary answer, based on reader response and a little bit of research, appears to be no — at least not yet. Campus radicalism these days seems to be focused »

Dartmouth’s chickens come home to roost — in the president’s office

Featured image The Dartmouth students known as “Concerned Asian, Black, [email protected], Native, Undocumented, Queer, and Differently-Abled students” have followed through on their threat to take “physical action” if the College’s administrators don’t reply to their demands. Their physical action consists of occupying the office of Phil Hanlon, Dartmouth’s president. The demands of these activists are so absurd that when I first reported on them some very intelligent people told me that this »

Threats of “physical action” at Dartmouth, then and now [UPDATED TWICE]

Featured image A collection of Dartmouth students who describe themselves as “Concerned Asian, Black, [email protected], Native, Undocumented, Queer, and Differently-Abled students” have threatened “physical action” if the administrators do not respond to their list of demands. The list of demands is lengthy. Here are some of them: Incorporate into each department at LEAST one queer studies class. Commit multi-millions of dollars to increase faculty and staff of color in all departments, and »

Stomping on students’ consciences

Featured image Many of you probably have heard about the shocking case of Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon student at Florida Atlantic University, who along with his classmates, was assigned by his professor to write the name JESUS in big letters on a piece of paper and then step on the paper. When Rotela complained about the assignment, the college charged him with violating the student code of conduct and ordered not »

Dartmouth’s new president

Featured image Yesterday, Dartmouth announced that Phillip J. Hanlon, Provost at the University of Michigan, will be the College’s new President. Hanlon is a member of the Dartmouth class of 1977. In addition to his administrative responsibilities at Michigan, he is a distinguished professor of mathematics. Joe Asch, my go-to person on Dartmouth matters now that my daughter has graduated, says he’s “thrilled” with the selection of Hanlon and considers it a »