Headline Correction| 10/26/00 5:00am
To the Editor:
We would like to correct the headline of your 24 October front page article which states "Jerusalem LSA not threatened." If this new LSA Plus program had been scheduled for our 2001 Winter term, those involved with our overseas programs in Wentworth Hall would be, right now, very seriously considering to cancel the offering. Dartmouth cannot sponsor an off-campus program in a part of the world which holds such evident dangers to any of our undergraduates. We can cite such examples in the past.
When the Gulf War erupted in the Winter term of 1991, the deans in Wentworth Hall were in daily communication with the directors of all our winter LSA and Foreign Study Programs. The College prohibited weekend travels by participating students who were all told to keep a low profile, to avoid any and all public demonstrations, etc. In addition Dartmouth cancelled all of our 1991 Spring term programs in Europe.
With the outbreak of violence in Beijing's Tiananmen Square early one summer, our annual Foreign Study summer program was swiftly relocated from Beijing to Taiwan.
Between now and the middle of our 2001 Spring term the Dean's Office will be closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East with frequent contacts with our Department of State. Should there be any doubts about the advisability of sending a College sponsored and authorized program to that part of the world for the 2001 Summer term, such an offering would indeed be cancelled.