Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Update on the Priya Venkatesan story

The daily D apparently had another interview with Priya Venkatesan yesterday. The article in today's issue noted that Venkatesan no longer plans to write a book that names names and exposes us Dartmouth students for the bigots we are. Venkatesan still claims that "in [her] heart of hearts" she believes the law was broken as she was blatantly discriminated against.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should team up with the downtrodden Phrygians so they can sue together.

"Being a known Phrygian at Dartmouth exposes one to exactly the same sort of prejudices as being a minority at Dartmouth—perhaps a bit more intensely."

-Dartblog

W. Aubin said...

Epic topic shift, Anon 12:17

Asshats at Dartmouth said...

Bigotry exists in many forms.

By all accounts, Venkatesan faced discrimination due to the fact that she was a bad teacher.

The Phrygians face discrimination because people disagree with their objectives and their methods.

Also, the grading system at Dartmouth discriminates for and against people based on their performance in class. And the criminal justice system discriminates against convicted criminals by treating them differently from the rest of us.

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

Friggin' Phrygian said...

I never thought of all this. Maybe we should let all the students who are rejected by Dartmouth vote in the election. How can we be diverse without them?

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Anyone who disagrees must be against democracy, openness, and fair play. After all, Dartmouth students and alumni aren't elected to that status. They're appointed in secret by a small committee that says very little about its processes.

Anonymous said...

Now we're on to something. Why can't the Admissions Office add a checkbox to the application where applicants can promise never to side against the administration? No check, no acceptance letter. Problem solved!

Anonymous said...

Is it siding against the administration or attacking the board? I think it is the latter, which is even more disloyal and anti-Dartmouth.

Anonymous said...

Howso?

Anonymous said...

the admin. is merely employed by the board and might shift over the short term, promoting this policy or that -- they are not at the permanent, long term heart of the institution, charged with preserving the college itself. Some disgruntlement with the admin. of the moment is understandable. Attacking the legal authority of the board through legislation and litigation is disloyal.