Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dartmouth U. Pres. Against Extreme Campus Behavior

Dartmouth president calls for 

end to ‘extreme behavior’ 

that mars image of elite college

and thought to myself: he's coming out against the BDS movement, the pro-Islamic hysteria and the anti-Zionism rampant on campuses.

I was wrong.

Here's the story:

Dartmouth College’s president lamented Wednesday that the Ivy League school’s promising future “is being hijacked by extreme behavior,” including sex assaults, parties with “racist and sexist undertones,” and a campus culture in which “dangerous drinking has become the rule and not the exception.” Philip J. Hanlon, a Dartmouth alumnus who took office in June, said such problems were taking a toll on the image of the 245-year-old college in Hanover, N.H. Applications to Dartmouth fell 14 percent this year, the sharpest drop in two decades, and the federal government has launched an investigation of issues related to sexual harassment and sexual violence there. Philip J. Hanlon says that the school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior.” Gallery The biggest commencement speakers of 2013: President Obama, Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, the Dalai Lama and Stephen Colbert mixed tough love in their upbeat speeches and advice to this year’s grads. Here’s where they spoke — and what they said. Click here to subscribe. “The actions I have detailed are antithetical to everything that we stand for and hope for our students to be,” Hanlon said...

Well, each to his own.

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