Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bloomberg: Dartmouth Leader Tied to Animal House Vows Tolerance Amid Outcry

 Shared from Bloomberg:
When Hanlon arrived on campus as a student in 1973, Dartmouth was divided over a decision the year before to let women enroll in what was for more than two centuries an all-male bastion. The most virulent opponents were the fraternities, said Nicholas Syrett, who wrote “The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities.”

Subtle echoes of that opposition remain, said Callista Womick, a senior studying art who said she was sexually assaulted by an upperclassman in her freshman year. Students stamp their feet when singing the words “lest the old traditions fail” from the Dartmouth alma mater song. Some students refuse to stamp because they say it began as a protest against admitting women.

“Most students don’t even know why they’re doing it,” Womick said.
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