Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Dartmouth TV broadcasts

Hopefully more will be announced as the seasons progress, but at least 2 men's hockey games will be broadcast on TV.

The season opener against Quinnipiac on 10/30 will be broadcast live on NESN.
The annual battle against UNH in Manchester on 1/12 will be broadcast by WMUR.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

ECAC Media Day

The men's hockey team was tabbed as the preseason #1 today in the preseason ECAC media poll, and second behind Cornell in the coaches poll. Lee Stempniak and Grant Lewis were picked for both preseason all-conference teams, while Hugh Jessiman made it onto the media's team but was left off the coaches' team.

The women's team was picked to win the conference in the coaches preseason poll.

Men's preseason polls (women's link on the ECAC page is broken)
Preseason All-Conference teams

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Dartmouth falls in season opener

Once again the simplest scoring play in football cost Dartmouth (0-1), who fell to Colgate 17-15 in Hamilton, NY yesterday.

Dartmouth failed to convert on its PAT following the first touchdown of the season due to a botched snap. The lost point would prove costly, as it would force Dartmouth to go for two when it scored with no time left in regulation. The 2-point conversion likewise failed.

Dartmouth has had trouble converting PAT's in each of the last three seasons. An automatic point for most teams, the problem has been the primary culprit in several losses over the last few seasons.

Kicker Tyler Lavin has missed more PAT's (12) than field goals (11) in his career. Lavin missed yesterday's game with an injury, and was replaced by junior kicker Erik Hinterbichler, who made a 21-yarder in the first quarter to put Dartmouth up 3-0 early.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Confederate Flag at Nebraska

A student at the U of Nebraska has created a stir by hanging a Confederate flag in his dorm window.

Most noteable, however, is the response of the school administration. They have asked him to take the flag down after a complaint was received, but agreed that he has the first amendment right to leave it up if he chooses.

"Chancellor Harvey Perlman and James Griesen, vice chancellor for student affairs, said they don't like the message the flag sends, but that Montgomery has a First Amendment right to display the flag in his window.

'I suppose that, as a landlord, we could say there's to be no visible sign in any windows,' Griesen said. 'Then we'd be in a situation where someone wouldn't be able to put up Christmas lights, or a Husker flag.'"

Amazing - a college administrator siding with common sense and the first amendment rather than charging the person with a bias incident, a hate crime, or holding 20 meetings on making sure everyone's feelings are ok.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Ah, The Daily D

The freshman issue of The D is up. It?s quite the treasure trove of hilarity. While The D?s claims of being "Dartmouth?s premier school of journalism" had me rolling on the floor for the better part of an hour, some other articles are similarly hilarious, or just downright confusing.

Alexis Jolly ?05, in his op-ed, does praise the "handful of professors who don't concern themselves with appealing to an administration that preaches plurality at the expense of academic integrity" but goes on to say this does not include the "Dartmouth Review reactionaries who lament admitting minorities." Maybe a summer away from campus has dulled my memory, but I don?t recall any professor (nor anyone on The Review?s staff) who feels that qualified minorities should not be admitted.

But the coup de grace was delivered by Paul Heintz ?06. Take your pick, really:

"New Hampshire is the only real ?swing state? in New England, and if Al Gore had squeezed out an extra 7,000 votes in the Granite State four years ago, Bush could have cheated as much as he desired in Florida, and he still would have lost."

"Join one of the political groups on campus, like the Young Dems, the Greens or the College Republicans. Although keep in mind a quotation forwarded to me by a friend of mine who heard this from some kid at another school: ?He's the President of the College Republicans?! What the f*** is 'College Republicans'? That's just, like, a code word for virgins.?"

"As a Dartmouth student you have every right to vote here, and changing registration is simple and free of consequences. It'll take you a few minutes to sign the forms, and it will save you hours on Election Day when the Republican lawyers show up at Hanover High and challenge every voter who looks like a college student."

But I admit my favorite was this gem:

"And you can write! Write for the op-ed page of The Dartmouth, or the leftward leaning Free Press. Or if you're one of those awkward, socially inept, pasty white kids from an intolerant upper class family and you like to make fun of minorities and Jews and pretend that you're a really sweet guy when you actually have lots of inner-anger problems that will constantly plague you until your worthless marriage falls apart and you have a mental breakdown in your mid-40s, I wholeheartedly encourage you to write for The Dartmouth Review. Really, they do a great job."

If I would have known I?m "from an intolerant upper class family," I wouldn?t have needed to work 60+ hours per week this summer between three jobs to pay the tuition bills. Even in jest, you have to wonder about some of these people?

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Alumni Meeting

Here's the invite:

"To Members of the Association of Alumni,

The annual meeting of the Association of Alumni will take place on Saturday, September 18, at 2:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the Dartmouth campus. The time of the meeting has been moved up by one hour in order to accommodate requests by some alumni and because a potential conflict with volunteer class officers has been resolved. The original call to the meeting was circulated to all alumni via the e-newsletter "Speaking of Dartmouth," and was also posted on the Association's web site. I am writing to urge your attendance. Voting will take place on the slate of officers, we will hear reports on the latest alumni trustee election as well as issues important to alumni governance, and we will vote on two amendments to the Association's constitution that have been offered by petition. For details, please visit the Association's web page..."

It doesn't look like there is any important business. Is this correct? If not, is there any undergrad who will be on campus willing to act as a proxy?

Friday, September 03, 2004

Indian Neckwear? Charles Knows a Guy...

As many of you know, TDR President Charles Kluender is in on a lot of shady deals. Well, back by popular demand, today he brings you the shadiest of all: Indian Neckwear!

Yes, that's right, Charles has somehow convinced Ben Silver of Charleston & London to haul Indian ties out of the closet for a limited run. (I'm told poor Mr. Silver only agreed after he was told that otherwise he might have a rather debilitating 'accident.') And for the first time EVER Charles is offering Indian BOWTIES! The Dartmouth Review is now the exclusive purveyor of this item, by arrangement, worldwide.

Due to the limited run, and the large minimum necessary, Charles will be placing two orders--one on September 10th and one in November. Shipping time is around eight weeks, so you have to order NOW for Christmas. (Indian ties make great gifts for Dartmouth alums.)

Ties: $65
Bowties: $50

TDR alums are entitled to a discount of some sort.

For all other inquiries and to place an order, contact Charles at president@dartreview.com.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004