Opinion


To read or not to read: Mill's Mall

I do not like to read books or newspapers. I think they are a form of intellectual cheating. I like to solve my own problems and pull myself up by my own mental bootstraps, but when I read magazines or newspapers, they swipe the pleasure of solving problems from my grasp. For instance, in one particular ...


Avoid battle of the sexes

August 17, 1993 5:00am

There has been a disturbing trend recently involving Dartmouth men harassing Dartmouth women. In the past couple of weeks, one male decided it would be neat to call many females in the Gold Coast and Hitchcock dormitory clusters at insane hours of the morning and whisper to them.


Fraternities should fund Greeks Against Rape

August 17, 1993 5:00am

To the Editor: I am writing regarding the Greek system (the IFC in particular) and its refusal to grant Greeks Against Rape the money it requested for funding ("Greeks clash, compromise on rape awareness funding," The Dartmouth, August 13). The IFC cannot have it both ways: it cannot at once insist that Greeks Against Rape is a necessary organization (as it has in the past) and then refuse to fund it (as it is doing now). The Greek system is just digging itself further into a hole by not funding this group that originally was supposed to help address fundamental problems within the system. Furthermore, the burden of funding Greeks Against Rape should fall entirely on the Greek system.


Ideology is not equivalent to stupidity

August 13, 1993 5:00am

I'd like to shift gears this week and talk about what I see as a growing problem on this campus and nationwide. As my readers may know, some of the things I write are controversial.


Safety precautions pay off

August 13, 1993 5:00am

Surrounded by tree-lined mountains and a calm river, Hanover's rural, collegiate atmosphere provokes a very natural feeling of security deep inside all of us.


Feminists neglect mainstream

August 6, 1993 5:00am

Feminism is a tough issue to talk about because in many people's minds, to criticize feminists in any way makes you a bigot and a hatemonger.


Sexism still on campus

August 6, 1993 5:00am

After years of insisting that women not be called "girls," that female students be included in the alma mater and that every student aim to be a pillar of political correctness, it is baffling that most people on campus continue to use the word "freshman" day after day. Just looking at the word "freshman" makes its origins clear; it refers to men who are the "freshest" addition to an institution.


Look at the bright side

August 3, 1993 5:00am

Well, here we are, half done with our sophomore summer. I had wondered what the focus of the campus would be during this term, considering only a quarter of the students are here.


Where has the time gone?

July 30, 1993 5:00am

Is a series of columns representing the opinions of the Summer Editorial Staff. The columns do not necessarily represent the official views of The Dartmouth. When she first walked across the Green two years ago, the campus had a very different look to it.


Stickers battled the enemy head on

July 30, 1993 5:00am

To the Editor:A lot of articles about the "womyn" stickers that were put up around campus two weeks ago made their way into The Dartmouth's pages last week.


Snapple's views are irrelevant

July 23, 1993 5:00am

Alas, it is Friday and we have a new tantalizing topic of discussion on campus. Recently, rumors have led many to believe that there is a diabolical threat to the integrity of this college and the very fabric of our world.


ROTC must go

July 23, 1993 5:00am

32 Robinson is a series of columns representing the opinions of the summer editorial staff. The columns do not necessarily represent the official views of The Dartmouth. The College's Board of Trustees vowed to discontinue the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the College if the ban on homosexuals in the military is not lifted by April of 1994, because of the program's discriminatory nature, which defies Dartmouth's principle of equal opportunity. If the Trustees wish to uphold the College's principle of equal opportunity to the fullest extent of its meaning, the Board must follow through with its promise to sever ties with ROTC. The revised plan proposed by the Clinton administration Monday, which would allow homosexuals in the military but require them to keep their sexual orientation and practices private, does not go far enough to acquit the military of its discriminatory policy and allow the ROTC program to continue on campus. The College's principle of equal opportunity states that "Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its programs, organizations, and conditions for employment and admission." Any program that treats a certain group of people differently based on their sexual preferences is discriminatory.