Reena Dutta


Experts criticize juvenile justice

Many people have a passion to reform the juvenile justice system -- but because bureaucracy stifles vision and inspiration, few people learn to properly finesse the system in order to achieve positive results, according to adolescent advocate Sister Janet Harris of California. Two critics of the present juvenile justice system, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino and Sister Harris came to Dartmouth yesterday to deliver a speech entitled "Adolescents Behind Bars: The Juvenile (In) Justice System." The talk covered the general history of the juvenile justice system in America, addressed the issues of how to rehabilitate adolescents and discussed strategies of prevention. Judge Brandalino emphasized how recent trends in the 1980s and 1990s have led juvenile courts to become more like adult courts.

Muslim students feel discrimination off campus

As the country recovers from the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Arabs and Muslims at Dartmouth are adjusting to their role in a wounded and vengeful nation. While most Arab and Muslim students do not seem to feel hesitant or uncomfortable with discussing the terrorist attacks, some did say that they feel more cautious when speaking with non-Muslims than when speaking with Muslims. As Yousef Haque '02 said, "Non-Muslims may not have as broad a perspective in this matter, partially because of media stereotypes.

HIV victim helps other sufferers

On Saturday April 28, students at the College will participate in the Student Science Court symposium entitled "HIV/AIDS in Africa: How should the USA respond?" One of the panelists at this symposium will be Beatrice Were, African AIDS activist and social worker. Were became involved in AIDS activism when she was infected with HIV 8 years ago.

Peers host diversity dinner

Last night, the Diversity Peer Program hosted a dinner discussion entitled "Are We Spinning Our Wheels?" at Tindle Lounge in Thayer.

AD panel criticizes frat impact on gender roles

Another packed house filled Alpha Delta fraternity last night at a discussion on gender relations and the fraternity system, called "So What's the Problem?" This is the second discussion at the house evaluating issues in the Greek system to draw a large crowd, after the first discussion "Don't Yell Faggot from the Porch" received an overwhelmingly successful rating. During last night's event, a panel of students evaluated the Greek system and proposed solutions to the various problems of gender relations at Dartmouth. The presentation began with a film called "Not Men at Dartmouth." This film looked at the role of women at Dartmouth as the College became coeducational.

Panel discusses religion, political mix

Professors, students and other members of the Dartmouth community gathered at the Rockefeller Center last night for a panel discussion aimed at answering the question, "Does religion have a role in U.S.

Shabazz lectures on African, Latino plight

As a part of this term's La Alianza Latina Fall Festival, Professor Haffizz Shabazz lectured Tuesday on "The African Diaspora of the Percussion Tradition." Shabazz, an associate professor of music at the College, opened his lecture by speaking of slavery, and the many cultural legacies it left behind. Shabazz talked about the more unfamiliar histories of slavery within Africa and Cuba. Shabazz said Africans and Latinos in America share some of the same problems, including "internal oppression." Shabazz said internal oppression is when an individual "oppresses" himself.