Dartmouth Hazing: Faculty Condemn ‘Moral Thuggery’ In Letter To Administration

Source: The Huffington Post

The Dartmouth hazing scandal has now prompted a strongly worded letter from the Ivy League school’s faculty, condemning the practice as “moral thuggery.”

The letter, which was signed by more than 100 Dartmouth professors, notes that hazing at the New Hampshire college “has been an open secret for decades,” and asks how the “physically, emotionally, and psychologically damaging” ritual fits in “with our mission, our core values, and our principle of community?”

Hazing “infantilizes and brutalizes students,” reads their response. “It degrades their ability to learn and our ability to teach. It breaks down their understanding of right and wrong, of decency and indecency, and the lines between healthy sexuality and sexual assault.”

The faculty letter was drafted in response to an op-ed written by Dartmouth student Andrew Lohse inThe Dartmouth. In that piece, Lohse noted the horrors of hazing, and how student pledges in Dartmouth’s fraternity system — himself included — were humiliated, and made to, among other horrors, swim through kiddie pools of human filth and bodily excretions and to eat omeletes made of vomit.

Lohse also pointed a finger at the school’s president, noting that “Jim Yong Kim’s sterling credentials in public health are fundamentally at odds with the pervasive hazing, substance abuse and sexual assault culture that dominates campus social life” at Dartmouth.

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Dartmouth Hazing Faculty Letter

  • Docthenupe

    Why is there a picture of FAMU’s band accompanying this article?

  • GuestRattler

    Why isn’t a photo of Dartmouth’s band pictured here instead?  Isn’t Dartmouth entirely what the article is about!

    • GuestRattler

       p.s., The posting of the incorrect band is controversial and questionable.  What exactly is the motive here?!  Those who are re-posting, please be sure to note in your post that this is NOT the Dartmouth Band!

  • GuestRattler

    For actual photos of Darmouth’s Band, see: http://dcmb.dartmouth.edu/

  • SD

    This article has NOTHING TO DO WITH FAMU, why the picture of the FAMU Band????  If you were gonna be random, you could have just as easily posted a picture of U VA.