Monday, April 28, 2008

Bonnie Lam Member of Dartmouth Undying

We have just discovered that Bonnie Lam's name is listed on the "Who We Are" portion of the Dartmouth Undying website. Not only is Bonnie Lam the only '10 member of Dartmouth Undying, she is one of relatively few current students who are members of the organization that claims broad student support.

"The message was created, prepared and signed solely by students. Dartmouth Undying did not solicit this message." - Bonnie Lam in the text of the original letter.

P.S. I'll add that there are only 12 current students who are members. Nine members of the class of 2008, and one each for the following three years. —A.S.

P.P.S. It's been correctly pointed out in the comments that the list we linked to was one of supporters, not members. The difference between the two is unclear at this point. I think the big story here is how few students have signed on—or relatively small story, as it were. —A.S.

5 comments:

Yeesh said...

If you were interested in accuracy, rather in in your obsession with impugning the integrity of Ms. Lam, you would have noted that the Dartmouth Undying web sites its supporters, not its members. Anybody can add their name via a simple web form that asks people: "Submit your name and class year to show your support." You guys have really dropped the ball in this matter.

From what I can gather, Dartmouth Undying is an informal organization with no clear leadership structure or membership. It's obvious that Ms. Lam meant to say in her original letter that she wasn't asked by an alumnus or alumna of the College to distribute the petition, but was rather motivated by her own thoughts and opinions.

undead said...

That's a list of "supporters," not members. You don't have to do anything to get on the list except send in your name (or someone else's name....)

The Hanover Institute and Save Dartmouth both list as supporters people who are running the lawsuit but do not feel the need to apologize for the overlap, and they also list people who say they never wanted to be listed.

Anonymous said...

Right. And since no one ever does anything on their own, it must be a lie! QED.

Someone can be a part of an organization and still take unsolicited actions to further that organization's goals.

Also, it's a little strange for the Review to allege deceit or a lack of transparency among the supporters of a cause. At least one letter of "spontaneous" support for Smith's petition candidacy was ghost-written and circulated for signatories by Dartbloggers, and we still don't know who's funding the lawsuit against the College.

Maybe this whole thing is just 2 old vindictive people sitting in bunkers fighting through proxies.

M. Heddaya said...

"Also, it's a little strange for the Review to allege deceit or a lack of transparency among the supporters of a cause. At least one letter of "spontaneous" support for Smith's petition candidacy was ghost-written and circulated for signatories by Dartbloggers, and we still don't know who's funding the lawsuit against the College."

I'm so sorry. I guess I'll come clean: we are actually funded and given ideological direction by a consortium of prominent conservatives headed by Anne Coulter and Kim Jong Il.

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