Peter Goldsmith


What's The Big Deal About Rushing the Field?

It is easy for most of us -- even those whose idea of a "huddle" is an early morning conversation at the water cooler -- to imagine what a thrill it must be to dash across an open football field, to hear a crowd roar its approval, to sense the approach of the goal line.

Misogyny Via E-mail

Last week more than 300 women (mostly students) at Dartmouth received a copy of an extraordinarily misogynistic electronic-mail message that had been written by a group of men at another Ivy League college.

Deans Give Students Information, Not Ultimatums

Ordinarily deans are prevented from commenting publicly about private conversations with students because of our professional and legal obligation to protect the rights of students to confidentiality.

Deans' Advice to Trips Leaders Aimed for Informed Discussion

To the Editor: Rebecca Liddicoat ("Allow Us Our Own Social Experiences," Oct. 24) appears to have adopted a view of deans which does not correspond with my experience of the work that we perform. Our primary charge is to see that students make the best possible use of the academic opportunities afforded them at Dartmouth and, to that end, we function as advisers and counselors to individual students throughout the day.

lncitement to Rush Harmful to Team and College, Deans say

To the Editor: Dan Richman has done a disservice to first-year students in his column of September 20 ("A Senior's Advice") by recommending that freshmen "rush the field" at the homecoming football game without having sufficiently revealed to them the possible consequences. This so-called "tradition" has cast Dartmouth in an embarrassingly negative light in the eyes of our Ivy League peers, whose fans and band members have been injured in recent years by first-year students rushing the field.

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