Alexander R. Edlich


No Parallel Between Unabomber and Anonymous Group

To the Editor: Yesterday's letter to the editor criticizing The Dartmouth for reporting on the dumping of manure on two fraternities' lawns written by Joshua Graubart '98 and Joshua Marks '96 is based on a totally fallacious parallel. The writers compare the printing of the article in The D to the printing of the Unabomber's manifesto by The New York Times and Washington Post last year.

Police evacuate Fayer Hall

Hanover Police evacuated sleeping students from Fayerweather residence hall early yesterday morning after a rag in the laundry room caught fire, sending fumes and smoke throughout the basement of the five-story dormitory. The Fire Department arrived at the scene at 4:41 a.m.

Dartmouth alums in race get mixed results

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 -- In elections yesterday, results for Dartmouth alumni were mixed as Republicans battled Democrats for control of Congress and state houses across the nation. First term Senator Slade Gorton, '49, R-Wash.

Hyatt '72 losing battle for lieutenant governer in Ohio

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- Joel Hyatt '72, political pundits say, has three character traits that are liabilities in this year of angry voters: he's a lawyer, a politician and a Democrat. Hyatt is currently losing the battle to replace his father-in-law, Senator Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, who is retiring.

McCall '58 fighting to keep New York comptroller seat

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- In an unsavory anti-incumbent season fraught with vitriolic campaigns, H. Carl McCall '58 is fighting to hold onto his state comptroller job. Comptroller McCall, who is narrowly ahead of Republican challenger Herbert London in polls before New Yorkers head to vote on Tuesday, would be the first African American elected to a state-wide position if he wins. Last year, the state legislature appointed McCall to fill the remaining two years of Republican Edward Regan's term, who retired from the post. This year's campaign has concentrated on anything but the issues that face the state, which is slowly emerging from tough economic times.

NY alums: College in cyperspace

NEW YORK, Oct. 22-- Forty-four years after computer pioneer John Kemeny became president of the College, Dartmouth graduates at the center of the "information superhighway" debated the technological opportunities the global network will provide. At a conference called "Vox Clamantis in Cyberspace: Life in the Information Age," technology leaders, including Cellular Communications Chair George Blumenthal '66 and Time Warner Inc. Executive Vice President Glenn Britt '71, told guests that the future of telephone-televisions and videos on demand will profoundly change the way society operates and the legal rules that govern information exchange. The two-day conference at New York's Rockefeller Plaza, was the fifth in a series produced by the Dartmouth Alumni Association of New York City to inform and bring together alumni. "It is fascinating to watch how something that is so basic to society, like the First Amendment, nevertheless has trouble" applying its value to new technologies, College Provost Lee Bollinger told a crowd of 150 at a kickoff cocktail party Friday. "There's something about new technologies and communications that seem to befuddle us, even without basic values," he said. The information superhighway -- the media label for the network of satellites and wire backbone that will potentially link every home via computer -- is moving away from government-sponsorship and into commercialization and expansion. At the up-scale, uptown Rainbow Room, New York Alumni Association Co-President David Hodgson '78 said, "If the information age has a physical birthplace, my argument is, it's right here in New York City and the role Dartmouth has played in that birth is a very important one." The gala dinner preceded six seminars Saturday on subjects ranging from "Television and the Future of Democracy" to "The Future of Content: CD-ROM and Beyond" -- in which about 250 people participated, Alumni Association Co-President Carey Fiertz '79 said. The "Cashing in on Cable" discussion centered on the joint venture between telephone companies and cable television operators.

Dartmouth wins game, loses quarterback

EASTON, PA., Oct. 8th -- If former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a football fan and alive today, he might have described the Big Green's victory over Lafayette College as "victory at all costs." The 27-15 win was painful.

Donations establish record

The College topped last year's record for alumni donations by $500,000 in its annual fund drive this fiscal year. As of June 30, the Alumni Fund received more than $13.4 million in donations. Last year alumni donated $12.9 million, according to Jeff Sassorosi, the fund's senior associate director. "We are very, very pleased with this year's drive," he said. This year 48.6 percent of alumni gave to the fund, a decrease of about 8 percent from last year. But Sassorosi said they tallied alumni contribution figures differently this year. He said instead of giving alumni six to seven additional months to pay off their pledges and computing those pledges in the total numbers, this year they counted only "cash-in-hand" pledges.

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