Dartmouth College President: School’s ‘Promise is Being Hijacked by Extreme Behavior’ | 4/18/14


Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, delivered a speech Wednesday night in which he said that the elite Ivy League school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior, masked by its perpetrators as acceptable fun.” He continued: “The list of offenses is familiar. From sexual assaults on campus … to a culture where dangerous drinking has become the rule and not the exception … to a general disregard for human dignity as exemplified by hazing, parties with racist and sexist undertones, disgusting and sometimes threatening insults hurled on the internet … to a social scene that is too often at odds with the practices of inclusion that students are right to expect on a college campus in 2014.”

Read the full speech here.