Spreading Rumors Is Not the Role of The Dartmouth

by Kate Armstrong | 7/19/96 5:00am

To the Editor:

On behalf of the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma, we were very surprised to read The Dartmouth this morning. [Separating Basement Culture from Our Everyday Lives, July 17.] We thought that the oldest college newspaper in the country would take a professional attitude toward what is printed on its opinion pages. While we support freedom of speech and the press, we do not support spreading rumors.

Michelle Kraemer's opinion piece only served to perpetuate the rumors circulating around the campus about the Kappa incident. We did not confirm any of her information, as none of us can verbally comment on the situation. For example had Kraemer been informed about KKG, she would have realized that this house serves only as our home and as a place for sisterhood. We do not have open parties; consequently we do not have a "basement culture" in this house. We also do not support using obscene words in a professional newspaper.

We hope that this newspaper will be more professional in the future, as we believe it is an important source of information for the entire campus. We should never have to question The Dartmouth's integrity.

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