I address how presidents should handle these situations in my new book — The Chapter President: The greatest benefit of this book is it will help you prepare for unexpected situations that can cripple your chapter and ruin your presidency.
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
Simona Sharonia gender studies professor at Merrimack College and unsuspecting witness to this horrific display of sexism, was not amused and filed a complaint with the ISA. While the meetings about this would have surely been a source of first-class entertainment for those of us who are not perpetually aggrieved academics, the remedy is not exactly dramatic: What on earth will Professor Lebow do now?
Lebow…responded by saying he would meet with his lawyer on Thursday and expects to file a defamation lawsuit.
Most lawsuits are a waste of time and money; this one would not be. Although it is doubtful that Professor Lebow suffered any real injury because of this kerfuffle, any attention brought to the absurdity of the situation would be worth the legal fees.
In doing so, they have done nothing but create a sea of rolling eyes.
This is a shame, because as the Dartmouth Psychology Department has proven, there exist more than enough real instances of sexual harassment to go around. In the coming days, I will be joined on these pages by Jack Mourouzis, a member of the Class ofand Isaiah Berg, a member of the Class of Jack will be making his debut as a regular to Dartblog, while Isaiah is once more taking up the pen for us after an absence of several years.
Both are talented and insightful writers, and you will enjoy what they have to say. The decision to build a roster of several contributors was one made partially out of necessity.
It would be impossible for me or anyone else to replicate the Herculean effort Joe Asch expended in order to keep this publication fresh and informative. However, the addition of more voices is important from an editorial perspective as well. Our ability to provide you with valuable analysis and commentary is enhanced by the presence of multiple perspectives which may come to different conclusions about any number of issues.
Jack, Isaiah, and I will hopefully complement each other with regard to both focus and style, and if that proves to be the case, Dartblog will benefit.
Of course, we all share the same goal — to advocate for the improvement of Dartmouth College with well-meaning vigilance. I also suspect that we will all follow the established Dartblog tradition of pursuing this goal through the deployment of constructive criticism.
But where praise is due, there will be praise. We will soon post short biographies of Jack, Isaiah, and myself. If you want to contribute too, please get in touch.
The more the merrier. They may be serious or lighthearted; they may address the College or something else entirely. Now that Carolyn has left Parkhurst for the relaxed climes of Sanborn Hall, one wonders how much she is making as an English professor.
When Carolyn arrived at Dartmouth from Vanderbilt, the consensus view among the faculty was that she was in town to punch her ticket on the way to a college presidency somewhere else.
The claim that sexual assault and harassment have no place at Dartmouth is belied by the fact that sexual assault and harassment had a central place in the Department of Psychology. Carolyn Dever, who ironically failed to take decisive action to ensure an inclusive workplace after all of her incessant babble about inclusion, has thankfully been put out to pasture, but the entire administrative apparatus has been beset by rot.
And the rot goes all the way to the top. Moreover, revoking tenure and terminating employment may be time-consuming and difficult processes, but the duration and difficulty involved speak more to the perils that the tenure system poses than to the hinted-at courage of the administration in taking action.
In a situation in which the bad deeds of powerful professors threaten the mental and physical well-being of students, no obstacles to immediate, decisive discipline can be justified. At the very least, the department and the administration could have shielded the plaintiffs from retribution while the necessary steps toward removing the perpetrators were taken.
But there was no attempt to protect; the opposite occurred. Coercion, abuse, harassment, and retaliation took place for years, and it all happened under the noses of those who were supposed to care. In fact, the College tacitly encouraged these behaviors to continue by dragging its feet.
It takes a despicable gutlessness and a certain lack of humanity to respond to this type of problem by crossing your fingers and hoping it goes away, but that is what Dartmouth chose to do, and now it must suffer the consequences. Heads need to roll for this, but in all likelihood none will.
So do not forget. Seven plaintiffs, six named and one anonymous, have filed a federal class-action suit against the College which alleges rampant inappropriate behavior and sexual abuse on the part of former faculty members Todd Heatherton, William Kelley, and Paul Whalen as well as a reprehensible pattern of excuse-making, enabling, and inaction on the part of the Department of Psychology and the College administration.
As you may recall, an investigation into the three men which began last year ostensibly culminated in a retirement and two resignations. But behind the fog that is created by inquiries, investigations, and the other slowly turning wheels of bureaucratic fact-finding lurked an administrative complicity which allowed the targets of such processes to fester in the first place.I am pleased to announce the arrival of a new contributor to this space as well as the return of an old one.
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