Friday, February 28, 2003

Dartmouth one point away from first round bye

Dartmouth took care of Rensselaer easily tonight in Troy, NY beating the Engineers 7-1. The reunited line of Hugh Jessiman, Mike Ouellette, and Lee Stempniak accounted for 5 of Dartmouth's goals. Ouellette had a hat trick, Stempniak had a 5 point night with a goal and four assists, while Jessiman added a goal and three assists himself. Nick Boucher stopped 34 of 35 shots to earn the win.

The win combined with Brown's tie moved Dartmouth within a point of clinching fourth place and a first round bye in the conference playoffs. If Dartmouth beats or ties Union, they will host the best-of-3 quarterfinals in 2 weeks (March 14th-16th). If Dartmouth defeats Union and Yale loses to Cornell, Dartmouth will finish ahead of the Elis as well and claim the #3 seed.

If Dartmouth loses to Union, they will finish either 5th or 6th and host the 1st round series against either Princeton or Rensselaer next weekend (March 7th-9th), depending on the outcome of the Brown game.

In a cartoon strip in The D today...

the Free Press was parodied as using a Leftometer to determine its position on issues. The Review was depicted as deciding between fishing or hunting subject matter.

Along those lines, here's to a potential "Gun Saint."

"Sex Responsibly"??


La Alianza Latina,

Los Imprescindibles Hermanos de
La Unidad Latina,
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated,

The Zenith



Friday, February 28, 2003
11 PM to 3 AM
Please Dress to Impress
Sex Responsibly.

A DJ Spinoff



The HOTTEST Greek Stroll Showcase

AKA: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
APA: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
DST: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
LUL: Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Co-Sponsors: Collis Governing Board, COSO, Programming Board, and the NPHC.


It seems Jim Freedman thinks he knows what a liberal arts education is all about.

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Worth a listen

Dave Winer announces a Dartmouth gig:
I'm giving a seminar at Dartmouth on May 9 entitled "Internet protocols for the Web as a writing environment." Interesting timing, because it was five years ago, to the day, that I wrote the piece that inspired XML-RPC and SOAP. "It's RPC over HTTP via XML. I believe it's the next protocol for runtimes."
Mr. Winer is widely regarded as an Internet luminary, was an early contributor to Wired (before it became a Fast Company clone), founded Userland Software, writes Scripting News daily, and is a Berkman Fellow at the Harvard Law School.

Riddle Me This

The Review office has moved, as has been in the works for months. Clint Hendler of FreeDartmouth found this out today and described his discovery with this delightful riddle:

"What do a crumpled up tie, a golf bag, an antique dartmouth pennant, and a hastily cleared out office have in common?"

Well, Stefan and I just stumbled upon this and offered Hendler these responses. They are posted below for your enjoyment.


Uh...the first three things are in the now-vacated Review office, and the fourth thing IS the now-vacated Review office. However, before you begin rejoicing, our new offices are located on the ground floor of Zeta Psi.

And the office, I assure you, was not "hastily cleared out" -- it took about 12 hours and a lot of personpower (girls even helped, although they were weak and inefficient).

I don't imagine your offices would take as long to empty out, having not yet accumulated so much fine computing equipment or heavy-duty file cabinets -- unless, of course, you had to move out all the stuff belonging to the Jacko, Word Magazine, the Stonefence Review, etc. Ahh, how sweet it is to have a room of one's own...


Don't take the the sparkling cider off ice yet. So, what do all these have in common? Well, the Review office has moved and the three items you mention have yet to be moved, but they will be shortly. And, "hastily?" The move was done over two days, as moves generally are not long-term processes. To further assuage your curiosities, I invite you to peer through the windows of 8 Webster. There you will find all of our equipment nestled comfortably in spacious quarters.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Shocking Events at the University of Virginia

A black student running for student body president has been assaulted in what appears to be a racially-motivated attack...

We're a Hit in Sweden (I Think)

When you're in the Svenske Dagbladet, you know you've made the big time!

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

A NH Democratic Party "URGENT Call to Action"

>Subject: URGENT Call to Action
>Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:29:30 -0500


This past week, Governor Craig Benson appointed a radical, anti-gay activist to serve on the Human
Rights Commission, which is specifically charged with "assuring no person be discriminated against
on account of sexual orientation."


Rep. Gary Daniels, who led the fight against the creation of the Commission in 1997, said during
debate over the commission that homosexuality is unnatural, immoral, unhealthy and "primarily
responsible for the spread of AIDS."

After being nominated by Benson last week, Daniels again maintained that sexual orientation should
not be protected under law, saying "sexual orientation is not a constitutional right." (Concord
Monitor, 2/25/03)


The five member Executive Council will vote on this nomination on Wednesday, March 5th. Two
Councilors have already expressed concern about Daniels. Take a minute to call and email your
councilor and tell them you are strongly opposed to this nomination.

Don't assume someone else will make the call - we need each and every voice to stop this

(603) 271-2121

Executive Councilor, Seacoast

Executive Councilor, Central NH
Home: 603/746-2670
Business: 603/227-8251
Fax: 603/226-4364

Executive Councilor, Manchester & surrounding towns
Home: 603-624-1655
Office: 603-271-3632

Executive Councilor, North Country, Lakes, and Upper Valley
Home: 603/747-3662
Business: 603/787-6941
Car: 603/481-0863

Executive Councilor, Southwestern NH
HOME: 603/672-6062

NOTE: David Wheeler is actively promoted this nomination, knowing full well the extent of Mr.
Daniels' bigotry.


Monday, February 24, 2003

"We have all found ourselves making comments that have gotten us into trouble"??

>Date: 24 Feb 2003 01:14:33 EST
>From: 03-Class-Council
>Reply-To: bestclassever
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

We have all found ourselves making comments that have gotten us into trouble...

*ethnic jokes
*racial puns
*misguided assumptions about cultures, etc.

*Whose mouth?
*Whose foot?
*and, How do we get it back out?

Interactive Discussion on Cultural Ownership and Stereotyping Program will contain elements of Margaret Cho's Comedy Skits, Websites, Political Cartoons, etc.

12 Noon - Collis Commonground
Tuesday, February 25th

*Why can't we talk about these mistakes?
*Why do we run to our respective corners
and look for support?
*In the age of "diversity" how can we begin
to discuss these blunders without
further offending one another?

This program is part of the Dartmouth Community Hour Series brought to you by Student Activities, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Xi Lambda Chapter, Ledyard Canoe Club, '03 Class Council

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Dartmouth rallies to upend Brown 3-2

Dartmouth had its back against the wall as it trailed Brown 2-1 with under 5 minutes to play, but staged another furious comeback and sent the senior class out in style with a 3-2 win over the Brown Bears. Lee Stempniak scored his first goal since January by knocking a Brian Van Abel rebound over a fallen netminder to tie the game at two. That set the stage for Mike Ouellette and Hugh Jessiman. As the clock wound under a minute to play in regulation and the game appeared to be heading to overtime, the duo skated in on a two on one break. Jessiman sent a pass to the front of the net that Ouellette knocked over Yann Danis' pads to light the lamp and send the crowd of over 3900 into a frenzy.

Dartmouth dominated the play for most of the game, but Brown goalie Yann Danis stopped 45 of 48 shots to give Brown a chance to steal the game. Nick Boucher made 21 saves for Dartmouth. Trevor Byrne got the game's lone power play goal, as he rocketed a wrister off the far post and into the net to tie the game at one in the 2nd period. Dartmouth finishes the home schedule with a record of 12-3-0 at Thompson Arena this year. Dartmouth finished 1-4 with the man advantage, while Brown went 0-3 on the PP.

With the win, Dartmouth improved to 15-11-1 (11-9-0), re-enters a tie for fourth place with Brown, and can finish no worse than a tie for 7th in the conference with Colgate and thus is guaranteed home ice in the first round of the playoffs in two weeks. Dartmouth hits the road for the final weekend of the year to take on RPI on Friday and Union on Saturday. If Dartmouth sweeps and picks up two wins, they would be assured of fourth place and a first round bye in the ECAC playoffs since they hold the tiebreaker over Brown. It will not be easy though, since the team is only 3-8-0 on the road this year thus far (the tie came in a neutral site game vs. UNH).

Brown 2 vs. Dartmouth 3 @ Thompson Arena (Hanover, NH)
Box Score
Game Recap
ECAC Standings as of 2/23

Friday, February 21, 2003

Dartmouth loses to Harvard 4-1

Harvard got out to a 2-0 lead, and never trailed as they ended up winning 4-1. Jessiman got Dartmouth's lone goal in the 2nd to briefly pull the team within 1 and rouse the standing room only crowd of 4100+ in attendance, but Harvard answered later in the 2nd and put it away in the 3rd.

Dartmouth hosts Brown tomorrow night in the last regular season home game of the year. A win will clinch home ice for the first round, and move them at least temporarily back into 4th place, which would give them a first round bye.

No more details from me tonight, I'm in no mood to provide objective analysis. I'll just echo what the student section started chanting late in the game. "F*** you Harvard."

Harvard (sucks) 4 @ Dartmouth 1
Box Score
Game Recap

Nice event name

The term's almost over . . . .

It's about that time to party up forreal

Hot music, darkness and dancing

The ICE Cold Brothers of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Present

Saturday Night

11pm - 3am (or until the cops come)
Cutter-Shabazz Basement

DJ Khaos on the 1s and 2s

Co-sponsored by: PB, BBL, and Tri-Kap

Michigan Case

Dartmouth signs an amicus curiae brief supporting Michigan's position.

"What we really wanted to comment on in the case . . . was to support the principle underlying the Bakke decision, which was that race is one of many characteristics of an individual that can be taken into account in college admissions," Princeton president Shirley Tilghman said.

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Blah Blah Blah

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Re: Tinkering with free speech

Over on Free Dartmouth (from what?), left-wing loony Tim Waligore mentions this story on a high school student in Michigan who was told to take off a t-shirt with a picture of Bush that said "international terrorist." Sadly, Tim, this sort of thing may not have the sort of constitutional protection it should; for years, the courts have consistently rescinded the rights of young people, almost to the point where they have free expression rights only at the whim of school administrators. It really is an outrage. Mind you, this isn't just my opinion; this is also the opinion of Greg Lukianoff, FIRE's legal director and an honest-to-goodness lawyer.

Okay, it's really only my opinion because Greg says it's the case... but I trust him. He's such a nice boy.

By the way, some may have missed the pun in Tim's title; it refers to a 1969 Supreme Court decision in the case of Tinker v. Des Moines, in which a student's wearing of a black armband to protest the Vietnam War was declared constitutionally protected expression.

Eugene Volokh seems to think that
the t-shirt is constitutional. Let's just hope the courts agree.

Protest Video

Definitely worth watching.

"End Discrimination Now"

I just saw a girl putting up a poster in the Hop. She has beef with the American Red Cross for not accepting blood donations from men who have engaged in homosexual sex since 1977.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Student Body President responds

I e-mailed Janos Marton '04 and asked him if the rumor is true.

His response:

"Well, they [the Student Assembly] wont 'pass it' [the resolution], but I promised I would let it be brought to the floor only if at least 60% of Dartmouth students oppose the war. I personally have no illusions that a Dartmouth SA resolution will stop the war, but the precedent for activism in conjunction with other Ivy League schools is a good one. This topic will undoubtedly come up when all 8 Student Body Presidents meet this weekend. I think I picked that number because more than 50% of SA is against the war, most kids are fairly liberal, and it would have been a mistake to grossly misrepresent the campus (if that's what the numbers show)."

As promised

I mentioned this to some of you via e-mail yesterday.

Well here's the link to the Office of Public Affairs' announcement of Dartmouth's filing of a friend of the court brief regarding the Michigan matter. There you can also download the brief in pdf format.

Very nice

Bob Barr should be part of every joke. I'm surprised people outside of our circle even know who he is. Well, he is a former Congressman now, but I still give Dog Day props.

>Date: 18 Feb 2003 15:29:58 EST
>From: Dog Day Players
>Reply-To: WeDon'tHateRepublicans
>Subject: TONIGHT AT 9!
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

Throughout history, humanity has been plagued by questions. . .

Does life have a meaning?
Are we here for a reason?
If Russell Crowe and Georgia congressman Bob Barr adopted a child, would its last name be Crowe-Barr?

For answers and more, come see




SA rumor

I received a forwarded e-mail with the following text:

"a little inside information on the D poll:

if 60% of students vote no to war, student assembly will pass a resolution stating that the Dartmouth students are against war. the student govts of Cornell and Yale have done the same.

so ... don't forget to vote.

(ps - pass this on to those you think will vote "no")"

Iraq Survey from The D

>Date: 18 Feb 2003 12:15:15 EST
>From: The Dartmouth
>Subject: Iraq Survey
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

Please take a moment to respond to the following questions; your participation helps ensure the accuracy of our results. Thanks for your time!

1. Do you pay attention to news updates about the conflict with Iraq?
a. Always
b. Often
c. Sometimes
d. Rarely
e. Never

2. Under the present circumstances, should the United States go to war with Iraq?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not yet
d. Undecided

3. Which factor is the most convincing reason in favor of military action?
a. Saddam Hussein's record of human rights violations in Iraq.
b. The Iraqi government's failure to comply with U.N. resolutions.
c. The security threat created by Iraq's alleged weapons stockpiles.
d. Iraq's possible links to Al Qaeda.
e. None of the above.

4. Which factor is the most convincing reason against military action?
a. Lack of authorization from the United Nations, insufficient international support.
b. Lack of evidence linking the Iraqi government to Al Qaeda.
c. Threat of retaliatory terror attacks against the United States.
d. Potential danger to Americans serving in the armed forces.
e. None of the above.

Monday, February 17, 2003

Tomorrow evening

The Andrew J. Scarlett Lectureship Series presents a speech by:
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003
105 Dartmouth Hall
Q and A of the Senator to follow at
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (38 College Street)
Refreshments will be provided.
Open to the public.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Dartmouth sweeps North Country teams for 1st time

Dartmouth finally broke through a barrier, as they swept the North Country teams for the first time since the current travel partner schedule started in the mid-80's. The 3-1 win tonight over Clarkson, combined with last night's 5-3 win over St. Lawrence, gave Dartmouth its first four-point weekend against the duo. The closest Dartmouth had come previously was in January of 1988, when they tied Clarkson 4-4 before beating SLU 5-4 in an OT period that featured a bench-clearing brawl at the end.

It was an extremely ugly game for the most part, with the only scoring in the first 55 minutes coming off a 190-footer from behind Clarkson's own goal line that dipped as it was nearing Boucher and snuck between his pads and into the net to give them the 1-0 lead. Dartmouth rallied late in the 3rd and finally broke through as Jarrett Sampson knocked home a Pete Summerfelt rebound. Dartmouth would take the lead while on a delayed penalty situation when Mike Oullette deflected a Sean Offers shot from the point into the net. Mike Murray would add an empty-netter to ice it for the team. Both teams were scoreless with the man advantage, as Dartmouth went 0-5 while Clarkson went 0-3 on the PP.

Dartmouth improves to 14-10-1 (10-8-0) with just four games remaining in the regular season. They remain in a tie for fourth place in the conference with Brown and Union, and trail Yale by 4 points for 3rd place. The team concludes its home schedule this coming weekend with Harvard on Friday and Brown on Saturday. Dartmouth is currently 11-2-0 at Thompson arena this season, with two wins next weekend assuring them home ice in the playoffs and keeping them in contention for that all-important #4 seed and the accompanying 1st round bye.

St. Lawrence 3 @ Dartmouth 5
Box Score
Game Recap
Clarkson 1 @ Dartmouth 3
Box Score
Game Recap

ECAC Standings thru 2/15

Friday, February 14, 2003

Dartmouth defeats the Larries 5-3.

Dartmouth marched out to a 4-0 lead after one period and held a 5-1 advantage after 2 periods before finishing with a 5-3 win over St. Lawrence tonight at Thompson Arena.

PJ Martin lead the way with 3 assists and added a skirmish near the end of the game, though no punches were thrown. Hugh Jessiman had a pair of goals including the eventual game winner as he continues to pull away in the race for ECAC Freshman of the Year. Chris Snizek, Jarrett Sampson, and Mike Murray also netted one apiece in the victory, while Mike Oullette added a pair of assists. Nick Boucher made 25 saves in net. Dartmouth went 1-3 on the power play, while SLU went 1-5.

Dartmouth improved to 13-10-1 (9-8-0) with the victory, and moved into a 3-way tie for fourth in the ECAC standings with Brown and Union College with just 5 games to play. 4th place will be a key position this year, as under the new playoff format the #1-4 seeds get a weekend off with a first round bye and get home ice in the 2nd round best-of-3 series.

The team returns to action tomorrow night when they take on Clarkson at Thompson Arena. Dartmouth has never swept a weekend series against SLU and Clarkson home or away.

The team finishes its home schedule next weekend when it takes on Harvard Friday night and closes with Brown on Senior Night. They finish the regular season on the road at Union and RPI in two weeks.

Sex Fest at Dartmouth

Sigh... Again, how many copies of Thucydides...

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Amazing Case at Shaw University

We just issued a press release on a case at Shaw University. It's simply amazing. President Talbert O. Shaw (the name is a coincidence) has fired a professor and kicked a student off campus for their criticism of his administration. Check it out!


Steve Menashi has a blog. Expect lengthy exegeses on what you can do when pizza is on a bagel.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Parade of Fools

I think they're having a competition over at Free Dartmouth (from what?). They're looking to see who can make the most boneheaded statements with respects to the Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) -- statements that will reveal the speakers' numbing ignorance, their blind bigotry, or maybe even both.

Karsten Barde gets an honorable mention for his easy equation of religious belief with religious intolerance. Jonathan Eisenman's platitudinous repudiation of Christians who (Heaven forbid!) actually live by their faith wins him second place. But the enchilada goes to the redoubtable Jared Alessandroni, who delights us with not one, but two glaring examples of his rabid intolerance. Alessandroni not only links the CCC with the KKK; he also repudiates the notion that people with deep convictions should actually try to espouse them.

Funny: the West has managed to replace arms with argument in the advocacy of deeply-held beliefs. Most of the world sees this as a triumph, yet Alessandroni sees this as an inividous evil.

What time will you be throwing the Christians to the lions, Jared?


To provide perspective... this nation suffers in the hands of those conservative Protestants who dominate in Congress, and we owe it to ourselves to fight the spread of religious intolerance tooth and nail. While CCC may be a sufficiently circumspect and politically cautious organization on the Dartmouth campus, religious pluralism is under direct threat from CCC and other fundamentalist "student evangelists" (read well-funded apparatchiks) on campuses around the country.
- Karsten Barde

Well, no, [CCC] never actually enacted violence as a tactic. But, I mean, the KKK hasn't for awhile either.
- Jared Alessandroni

See, it's one thing to go in with swords and armor, clanging around about what you believe. But a crusade of thought, against other people's beliefs and ideals, this is in some ways even worse.
- Jared Alessandroni

[I agree] with Jared. I have no love of CCC, or the values they seem to espouse as an organization. I am reminded of something I once heard - the biggest obstacles to understanding and appreciating the teachings of Christ are Christians.
- Jonathan Eisenman


A selfless good cause:

>Date: 29 Jan 2003 00:48:12 EST
>Reply-To: Dartmouth Coalition for Life
>Subject: Dartmouth Coalition for Life -- Automatic Reply
>To: Alexander D. Talcott

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to benefit
Carenet Pregnancy Center



Place order now by blitzing "Rose Sale"
or stop by Thayer or Collis next week
to place an order.

DASH, Cash or Check acceptable.
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Thank you!

Emmett, thank you for the Thucydides comment.
I get e-mails regularly about dildos and masturbation; never about the Civil War or Aristotle or the printing press or the Pope or prescription drug coverage.

Monday, February 10, 2003

Re: Ask an Older Woman?

"Ask an older woman"? Heh, sounds like those advice columns from The Onion. You know, Ask a Wiccan, Ask a Conspiracy Theorist, and Ask A Woman Who May Be Poor, But She Has Her Pride, And No One Will Ever Take That Away From Her. That sort of thing.

More seriously: how many copies of Thucydides could that money have bought? Sigh...


The Jack-O-Lantern's latest is an 8-page parody of the D, "The Dartmovth."

Among its many gems:

----Dean Larimore teased for being only 1/16th Cherokee
----Gamma Delt tanks surround the Women's Resource Center [sic] and demand "the surrender of three individuals suspected of implicating a Greek member in a recent sexual misconduct case held before the Committee on Standards."
----A "Goodbye Gala" thrown by Bigger Better and Later: "$180,000 Party Treats Jobless Librarians to Door Prizes, Moon Bounce, Non-Alcoholic Soda"
----A wanted ad...for friends
----A comic strip called "Just a Coupon" that's...just a coupon
----Nestle unveils a renamed candy, the patriotic post-9/11 "Let's Rolo!"

From a student's Auto-Reply

I'm really not making these up.

Bored? Frustrated?

Then come on down and
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at the


Come and learn ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you've always
wanted to know about the OPPOSITE SEX but were afraid to ask!

Thursday, Feb. 13
8pm in Brace Commons

****Complete with DESSERT BUFFET and MOOD MUSIC****

With special guests:
Rob Kerr, The Men's Project
Samantha Ivery, Residential Life


Ask An Older Woman?

>Date: 10 Feb 2003 18:22:14 EST
>From: Natasha Himmelman
>Subject: SEX FESTIVAL!!
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

Sex Festival
Thursday, Feb. 13th
Collis Commonground

Each winter, the Center for Women and Gender focuses its programming efforts on talking about sex, sexual expression, and sexuality in its myriad manifestations and complexities. This year we are hosting a Sex Festival featuring engaging and educational activities on the subject of sex. The festival is an opportunity to get the facts and learn how to demystify the myths.

There will be prizes, free latex, and a grand prize raffle. Participants can collect raffle tickets by visiting different booths, including everything from Sexual Poetics to Abstinence, and from to Ask An Older Woman to Sex Toys On Display. People of all genders are invited to participate, and men are especially invited to take the "These Hands Don't Hurt" pledge at the Men's Project booth.

The Sex Festival is free, but there will be some items available for purchase (including **the only location to buy tickets to the Vagina Monologues on the following night.**)

While at the gym...

(yes, it does happen occasionally), I saw a flyer that read:

"First Annual Upper Valley Bachelor Auction

Come bid on 10 of the Upper Valley's most eligible bachelors (ages 24-36)!!"

The event will be held at India Queen on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14). Doors at 9:00. Bidding starts at $5.

All proceeds will go to support Vital Communities, "a regional nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, VT, that works to engage citizens in community life and to foster the long-term balance of cultural, economic, environmental and social well being in our region."

The contact for information is:

I checked DID and "bachelorauction" is a Blitz nickname for Kenneth R. Leslie. No class year or department is given.

Fate of the snow sculpture

It was the best one in my three years at Dartmouth.

But today from a distance I saw what appeared to be paint defacing it and a crucifix-shaped metal object on the top.

Harry Camp said it looked like a sword with a "D" on it in the head with green blood flowing down, and that there were some signs that were removed before he could read them.

Alston Ramsay said it was definitely a sword, and that FO&M tore it down because it was vandalized.

He's finally coming to Hanover

>Date: 10 Feb 2003 18:10:06 EST
>From: College Republicans
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

The Andrew J. Scarlett Lectureship Series presents a speech by:
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003
105 Dartmouth Hall
Q and A of the Senator to follow at
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (38 College Street)
Refreshments will be provided.
Open to the public.

What the heck?!

Could someone explain this to me? And would someone help me Fisk the s*** out of it. I have class now and can't do it myself. Trust me, this one is begging to be mocked and taken apart. Its so ridiculous!

Dumbest line in second paragraph:
He had been to the Eternal City in the past, but this trip was different. Instead of spending his days wandering the city�s ancient streets in search of unique shops and hidden restaurants...

He's a history professor!!! Surely he could do something more profound than eat and shop! Agghhh!!

Matthew Watt '04 Found Dead

Dartmouth mourns one of its own.

Sunday, February 09, 2003

A Hanover hotspot

The Nugget Theater. Packed for the 4:10 showing of "Chicago." Has been very busy this Winter Carnival.

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Dartmouth goes 0-2 on road trip

Dartmouth lost 2-1 tonight when Colgate scored with 24 seconds left in OT. The loss tonight followed a 6-1 whitewashing at the hands of Cornell on Friday, which broke an 8 game unbeaten streak vs. the Big Red dating back to 1998.

Chris Snizek got the lone goal Friday, while Jarrett Sampson got the sole tally tonight on the power play late in the 3rd and sent the game to OT. Nick Boucher took the loss in net both nights.

Dartmouth (12-10-1, 8-8-0) returns to play their last 4 home games of the season starting next weekend, when they seek revenge against St. Lawrence and Clarkson on Friday and Saturday respectively at Thompson Arena. Dartmouth gave up 7 goals apiece when they played the two teams on the road earlier this season.

Now this is what I call a Blitz advertisement

>Date: 08 Feb 2003 12:50:58 EST
>From: Casual Thursday
>Subject: Winter Reflections
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

Casual Thursday
Tonight 9pm
Brace Commons
One improv show to rule them all

In the 93-year history of Winter Carnival, many traditions have come and gone.

Casual Thursday would like to invite everyone to reflect on some of the lesser remembered traditions of years past, traditions like Nude Figure Skating, idol worship, giant, sort of racist depictions of native peoples, and everyone's favorite--building igloos and throwing Molotov cocktails at unsuspecting townies and cats from inside.

Oh yeah, and we're going to be doing some awesome improv comedy. So stagger on down to Brace Commons tonight, 9pm.

CT--The real man's pregame

Casual Thursday
Tonight 9pm
Brace Commons

Lack of confidence in a Duke degree?

Student resorts to streaking. Was hoping for subsequent endorsements and fame.

Pay up, kids

From AP: U.S. marshals pursue borrowers behind on student loans

Co-habitation at Yale

Because single-sex rooming �delegitimizes� homosexual students by enforcing �a heteronormative culture [which] assumes all members are heterosexual.�

Friday, February 07, 2003

NYT on Winter Carnival

here. I think the link requires registration. You can get it from lexis nexis as well. you figure it out.

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Yeah right

>Date: 05 Feb 2003 13:37:48 EST
>From: Lena E. Previll
>Subject: A Place to Party
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)


is available for your group's activities!

^^As a fully functional and decorated private space with lots of atmosphere and potential, all FUEL needs is your group to fill it up and make it noisy. Free to all student groups, centrally located, equiped with the latest in sound equipment, and hassle-free, FUEL is a great place to kick back after team games and meets, have a dance party, or a private function.
Check it out by calling or stopping by the Student Activities office, third floor Collis, 646-3399

Liberalism 101

Harvard now teaches the fine art of being an idiot.

But we already knew they did that.

Digital Diversity

At Iowa State University, they "thought it best to take a more illusory, 'less-actual' approach in depicting this school's racial demographic."

Don't the good folks at The Onion know about this?

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Re: When Professors Attack!

Hummel, unfortunately I have to side with the belief that the professors are intellectually weak. Edsforth for one, if I remember correctly, put some rather unconvincing arguments out there in class.

"It would destroy the power of the United Nations in a similar manner."

Power to do what, exactly? To not enforce its own resolutions, appoint Libya head of the human rights commision, appoint Iraq head of the disarmament coference simply due to alphabetical order (procedure trumps all), or fail to prevent slaughters in Rwanda and Eastern Europe, among other things? The fact is the UN is an inherently weak body because it is not willing to take a sold moral stance against any of its members without the US's prodding (which it demonizes the during the whole process). The League of Nations partially failed due to a lack of US involvement. Does any one think the UN is any different? Without the US, the UN has very little power.

There was also this:
"If we go to war without a declaration of war," Edsforth said, "this would be grounds for impeachment." He repeatedly quoted the Constitution -- Congress has the power to declare war -- and compared action without such a declaration to the imperialistic wars of "18th century despots."

There may not be explicit declaration of war, but Congress has said in 1998 and last year that the goal in Iraq was regime change. Beyond that, I believe the President does have the power to take action in Iraq without a declaration. Furthermore, he probably has the votes, anyways. As for the ridiculous rhetoric, "the imperialistic wars of '18th century despots," come on. I didn't realize that we were trying to colonize Iraq. If we are, great, Menashi can reclaim the family textile business.

""unjust war of aggression against a country that has not attacked us and does not threaten us imminently."

Well, they have been shooting at our planes for the last ten years, violated the terms of the cease fire that ended the Gulf War (remember no peace treaty was ever signed to end that war), plotted to assassinate a former president, and have harbored associates of terrorists. Other than that, they're clean.

"In his view, the administration is using the pretense of an Iraq that is a danger to the world as a means for securing their own interests in the Middle East."

What, such as trying to prevent further terrorists from attacking us? I'd say that's a fairly valuable interest.

Divest Now

"While the Committee on Investor Responsibility will be able to make recommendations to both the College and the companies, it will not actually have the power to enact change in the College's investment strategy."

A committee with no actual power, how classically SA.

Anyway, the whole idea of a group to review the College's investments is idiotic. All it will do is allow every annoying student group yet another forum in which to complain about how such and such company occasionally violates the habitat of the field mouse. Socially responsible investing is usually a sham anyways. Worldcom would passed the criteria of most socially responsible funds but how responsible was it in reality? Other companies that produce goods we need (such as pharamaceuticals) don't pass muster simply because production of their products naturally produces more waste.

Anyways, I think a great idea would be socially irresponsible investing. Guns, alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy industrials. Plus the added fun of pissing a lot of annoying Greens off.

Forthcuming in the DFP

>Date: 04 Feb 2003 12:28:47 EST
>From: Steven A. Zyck
>Reply-To: YaLatif
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

You are getting this blitz because I know you to be a person interested in issues of sex, gender and sexuality.



Come help us plan an issue of The Dartmouth Free Press based entirely on these issues.
Help us brainstorm articles and sign up to write for us. We are looking for articles about Sex, Gender and Sexuality at Dartmouth, in the US and throughout the World.

THURSDAY, FEB. 6 @ 2-2:50PM

(if you have a 2A, just send me a blitz and i will keep you updated. or better yet, send me a story idea you would be interested in covering!)

blitz "SAZ" with any questions or comments.

Patai on Double Standards in the Academy

FIRE Board Member and University of Massachusetts Professor Daphne Patai, in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, addresses academic handwringing over two new websites -- and Daniel Pipes' Campus Watch -- that, claim the detractors, amount to neo-McCarthyism. Patai rightly condemns the self-serving hypocrisy of these academics ("as usual, it is not a principle that is being defended, but a particular political position").

The irony is rich indeed. Patai notes that such systems of reporting and publicizing certain types of speech are on campuses all across the country:
Here at the University of Massachusetts, the latest version of the sexual-harassment policy boasts "two significant modifications": "the expansion of locations where one could go to report allegations of sexual harassment and the identification of campus contacts who can provide assistance to those using the process." Nothing about expanding the rights of the accused, which continue to be given short shrift, or about the "chilled" effect on professors who never know when charges against them may surface -- charges that will automatically be treated with great respect by campus political overseers.
It doesn't end there. Where is the criticism of the George Washington University's nefarious "Compliance Line," under which anonymous accusations and secret investigations are encouraged? What of the "Bias-Related Incidents Team" at Ithaca College, that debated recently whether or not a speech by Bay Buchanan was hate speech? Where is their criticism of this McCarthyism, where Indiana University Bloomington keeps a website of all (supposed) racial incidents on campus -- many of which can only really be called racial, or even incidents, in pure jest?

Those who argue that blacks, women, Hispanics, gays, etc., need such reporting schemes peddle the bigoted notion that members of these groups are too weak to live with freedom, and so they need the warm, paternalistic embrace of university mandarins to make sure their precious feelings aren't hurt. Greg Lukianoff, FIRE's legal director, put it well in Patai's article, with reference to the supposed "chilling effect" of mere speech:
"The First Amendment requires a certain minimal toughness of citizens," Lukianoff explains. "It is understandable that speech would be 'chilled' if people felt they risked arrest every time they opened their mouths. However, when people claim they have been 'chilled' by the speech of others, simply because it conflicts with their views or casts them in a bad light, they are only saying they are cowards and would like to live in a world where everyone agrees with them."
These claims are obvious balderdash, but they are not benign. These policies have consequences, not just for how justice is administered on campus, but also for how students today learn about the parameters of free speech. If they are told in college that banning offensive speech is both legitimate and constitutional, they will believe it when they are much older.

Monday, February 03, 2003

Men's Group

They used way too many exclamation points in a blitz for a men's group.

Men Initiative

How many stupid publications are there? Does every f------n group need their own venue to sound silly? Hell, join a fraternity or buy a "Playboy" if you need something manly.

(Sorry, but I think most of this whole gender is a load of horse manure. But then again, people say I'm not that sensitive.)

Get it right

That's the "Center for Women and Gender."

Much like the forthcoming "African and African-American and Anything Else Non-White Department."

Boy Power

Heh... Does anyone else find it funny that the way the Women's Resource Center tries to deal with boys is to try to turn them into girls? Sounds like a feminazi plot to me...

But wait! Gender is socially constructed!

Oh, right, it's not.

Boy Power, Pt. 2

>Date: 03 Feb 2003 16:19:21 EST
>From: Men's Project
>Subject: De-Stigmatizing Depression in Men
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

Join us for dinner and a discussion on depression as a men's issue. This dinner also marks the beginning of the Male Depression Inititive, which will include a weekly discussion group centering on issues of depression in men.

When: Tuesday, February 4 from 7-9PM

Where: The Center for Women and Gender (6 Choate Road)

Hope to see you there!

Boy Power, Pt. 1

>Date: 03 Feb 2003 15:20:28 EST
>From: Men's Project
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

The MEN'S PROJECT is helping to organize a NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION that will deal with issues of men and masculinity.

Come to the FIRST MEETING of this group and help us write our constitution, pick a name and discuss major projects for the rest of the term and spring!!! Maybe a conference, more speakers, starting a publication???

7 PM

We want your IDEAS! It is important you get involved early to help show support when we apply for COSO recognition.

Speech Office Runaround

The College still hasn't done anything about making the Office of Speech into a genuine academic department or program. It seems the alma mater of Daniel Webster doesn't really prize the noble study of oratory that much.
The emphasis today is on developing departments like Middle Eastern studies, which were ignored three years ago but are now receiving much more attention and student interest, [Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities Lenore]Grenoble explained.
Hmmm. At a liberal arts institution, should what's hot be on the curriculum, and what's not... well, not? A liberal arts education is not must-see TV: it's education in those ageless ideas that have given definition to man's intellectual activity and brought him furthest down the road toward fulfilling his potential. If speech was good enough for Demosthenes, it'll do quite nicely for a Dartmouth undergrad, thank you very much.

Oddly enough, students would be delighted to take more speech classes -- even minor in the subject, if a minor were created.

PS -- The director of the Office of Speech is Professor Jim A. Kuypers, whose book -- Press Bias and Politics: How the Media Frame Controversial Issues -- is available from Amazon. Buy it!

Academic Standards -- Still in a Tailspin

At Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, two students -- who both used the same "private tutor" to "edit" their work -- turned in papers that were exactly alike. Because the professor flunked them both, she was charged by the University with discriminating -- on the assumption that one student actually wrote the paper and the other student copied it.

It seems more likely that the tutor was the author...

Why Not?

Why War?
Why Not?

A Panel Discussion on the merits(?) of War with Iraq


Ronald Edsforth
Professor, History Department

Allan Stam
Professor, Government Department

Dirk Vandewalle
Professor, Government Department


*What are the reasons behind a U.S. attack?
*Is an invasion the only resort or can economic sanctions still work?
*Are political or military strategies providing the real motivation towards an attack?

Come hear 3 renown Dartmouth Professors speak on the motivations for war, and whether or not they are legitimate.

Saturday, February 01, 2003

Dartmouth earns weekend sweep

Dartmouth won a hard fought battle in New Haven, CT tonight, as they took out the Yale Bulldogs 4-3 in conference action. Hugh Jessiman had the game winner and added an assist for the team. Joe Gaul, Mike Oullette, and Jarrett Sampson also scored for Dartmouth. Nick Boucher made 26 saves in net.

Dartmouth (12-8-1, 8-6-0) moved up into 4th place with the weekend sweep. They continue their 4-game road trip when they take on Cornell and Colgate in NY next weekend. Dartmouth owns a 7-0-1 record against Cornell over the last 4 years, including 2-0-1 at Lynah. Dartmouth also improved to 5-2-0 in the Ivy League race.

Dartmouth 5 at Princeton 2 Box Score
Game Recap
Dartmouth 4 at Yale 3 Box Score
Game Recap

ECAC Standings

Dartmouth prevails over Princeton 5-2 + other action

Hugh Jessiman had a goal and two assists to lead Dartmouth over the Princeton Tigers 5-2 at Hobey Baker Rink in New Jersey Friday night. Dartmouth built a 2-0 lead, allowed Princeton to tie it late in the 2nd, but got a late 3rd period goal from D-man Trevor Byrne before getting two empty-netters to ice it. Nick Boucher stopped 40 of 42 shots to pick up the win.

Jessiman is the forerunner for ECAC Rookie of the Year, and along with Lee Stempniak, who had one of the ENG goals tonight, is on pace to easily eclipse the 40 point mark. Jessiman is currently tied with Yale's Evan Wax for the conference point leader with 31 points. Stempniak is not far behind with 29 points.

Dartmouth (11-8-1, 7-6-0) got just its 2nd road win of the year. With the win they move back into 6th place, but trail 3rd place Yale and Union by just two points. The team takes on the Elis tomorrow night in New Haven. Should Dartmouth win, they will move into a tie for at least 4th place, possibly third depending on other conference action. A Dartmouth win tomorrow would also set-up a run at the Ivy Title, which they lost last year by a single point after losing to Yale at home in a game that would've given the team its first banner in 22 years.

Elsewhere, Dartmouth fell to UPenn 73-50 in men's basketball down in Philly. And the Dartmouth women's hockey team continued its winning ways, beating Yale 8-0 at Thompson Arena. #4 Dartmouth improves to 15-5-0 (7-2-0) as they continue their hunt for one of the four NCAA berths. They will battle Princeton tomorrow at 4 PM at Thompson.