When: Tomorrow, May Day from 3-7pm
Where: The Green in Lebanon (NH)
Ten students marched on Parkhurst Hall Monday morning to deliver a letter in protest of the College’s investment in HEI Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality and management company accused of unfair labor practices and discouraging worker unionization.
The letter, addressed to Board of Trustees, high-level administrators and the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility, was the first step in a campaign urging the College to join Yale University and Brown University in publicly renouncing future investments in HEI, according Nathan Gusdorf ’12, one of the event’s organizers.
The 10 students attempted to personally deliver letters to College President Jim Yong Kim, Executive Vice President Steven Kadish, Provost Carol Folt and Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. All administrators were busy or in meetings when the students arrived at 8:30 a.m. Secretaries or administrative assistants collected the copies of the letter, according to Janet Kim ’13, the event’s other organizer.
“We wanted to get in early in the morning and make a swift statement at the beginning of the week and the administrator’s day,” Janet Kim said.
Stewart Towle ’12 and Gusdorf led the group in chants prior to and after dropping off the letter.
Here’s an original song that Ford Daley wrote for us. Thanks Ford!
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We attend a strange school where our president, one of the world’s foremost public health experts, has shown an alarming reticence regarding what can only be described as a public health crisis of the utmost importance: the endemic physical and psychological abuse culture that occupies the heart of Dartmouth’s Greek-life community. President Kim’s sterling credentials in public health are fundamentally at odds with his administration’s refusal to crack down on the pervasive hazing, substance abuse, and sexual assault culture that dominates campus social life.
Among my many experiences as a fraternity pledge, I was: forced to swim in a kiddie pool full of vomit, urine, fecal matter, semen, and rotten food products; forced to eat an omelet made of vomit; forced to chug cups of vinegar until I was afraid that I would vomit blood like one of my fellow pledges did; forced to inhale nitrous oxide; degraded psychologically on a daily basis; forced to drink beers poured down a fellow pledge’s ass crack; vomited on regularly, and encouraged to vomit on others.
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