Keep Dartmouth Rich, White and Male

So at Dartmouth, there’s a new group called the Phyrgian Society that is trying to “fight against the heavy hand of the administration.” But before you think it’s a knockoff of Keep Wesleyan Weird…

The society — which consists mostly of politically conservative students, including leaders of conservative campus publications — has held meetings with members of the Board of Trustees and briefly established a shell corporation to receive donations from alumni.

According to an undated letter from the Phrygian Society to select male alumni, the organization “plans to call attention to the unfortunately diminished Dartmouth spirit by authoring articles in local papers, actively researching the College’s past and personally passing down Dartmouth traditions through the years…”

The letter continues to explain a second, co-existing purpose. It asks alumni to donate to the organization in order “to preserve the Dartmouth that you love, a Dartmouth that is being obliterated by over-zealous administrators in the name of political correctness.”

The writers, who identify themselves as “a group of senior men,” said they “have recently decided to take matters into [their] own hands and actively preserve the Dartmouth way of life …”

So I guess you could say it’s more like, “Keep Dartmouth Rich, White and Male.”

28 thoughts on “Keep Dartmouth Rich, White and Male

  1. Benedict

    As a rich white male Wesleyan student, I say I agree with Holly 110%. A relatively small number of Dartmouth students have for DECADES joined with uber-right wing alums to hold the university hostage to their reactionary bullshit. The fact that they feel they’re not succesful enough as it is (that they have to create a new organization) speaks volumes. The rest of the non-crazy Dartmouth student body, as well as the faculty and administration has had to put up their bullshit forever, and I feel for them.That’s one of the reasons I went to Wesleyan instead of Dartmouth.

  2. Benedict

    As a rich white male Wesleyan student, I say I agree with Holly 110%. A relatively small number of Dartmouth students have for DECADES joined with uber-right wing alums to hold the university hostage to their reactionary bullshit. The fact that they feel they’re not succesful enough as it is (that they have to create a new organization) speaks volumes. The rest of the non-crazy Dartmouth student body, as well as the faculty and administration has had to put up their bullshit forever, and I feel for them.

    That’s one of the reasons I went to Wesleyan instead of Dartmouth.

  3. Ishuku

    okay, guys, wesleying is not an events calendar. our writers are allowed to have and express their opinions, and so are you. we want to facilitate discussion, and have anonymous comments enabled precisely so that you can get your opinion out there on a politically charged campus without fear of being targeted as a person. we want to cover things that the university can’t or doesn’t want to. go look at facebook events if all you want is an events calendar.

  4. Ishuku

    okay, guys, wesleying is not an events calendar. our writers are allowed to have and express their opinions, and so are you. we want to facilitate discussion, and have anonymous comments enabled precisely so that you can get your opinion out there on a politically charged campus without fear of being targeted as a person. we want to cover things that the university can’t or doesn’t want to. go look at facebook events if all you want is an events calendar.

  5. Anonymous

    can wesleying NOT be a place for spreading liberal policy propaganda? i was just starting to enjoy using it for campus updates.

  6. Anonymous

    can wesleying NOT be a place for spreading liberal policy propaganda? i was just starting to enjoy using it for campus updates.

  7. Anonymous

    “Keep Dartmouth Rich, White and Male” – so what is it here – ‘Keep Wesleyan Rich and White?” – who are we kidding? This looks like about 30 people, which I bet is about equivalent to the number of people who were so invested in “Keeping Wesleyan Weird” that they were going to have a protest this week to demonstrate their indignation and outrage that the administration wants to enforce fire codes(!) – uh, until it got cold. Outrage postponed due to weather. Yeah, we believe. “Keep Wesleyan Weird” is more like, “Why I hate Wes Today” (i.e. Why I need to get a life). Get over it. It’s not a prison – if KWW students really hate it here, transfer – oops, but if they did, then they wouldn’t have anything to whine about.

  8. Anonymous

    “Keep Dartmouth Rich, White and Male” – so what is it here – ‘Keep Wesleyan Rich and White?” – who are we kidding? This looks like about 30 people, which I bet is about equivalent to the number of people who were so invested in “Keeping Wesleyan Weird” that they were going to have a protest this week to demonstrate their indignation and outrage that the administration wants to enforce fire codes(!) – uh, until it got cold. Outrage postponed due to weather. Yeah, we believe. “Keep Wesleyan Weird” is more like, “Why I hate Wes Today” (i.e. Why I need to get a life). Get over it. It’s not a prison – if KWW students really hate it here, transfer – oops, but if they did, then they wouldn’t have anything to whine about.

  9. Anonymous

    While the tension present is not unexpected, I do encourage any reading Wesleying’s post to recognize it as a selected portion and recommend that any interested party continue to http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2007030701010 and read the complete article. As a secret society, it seems unlikely that the Phyrgians will compose a formal response, though I would encourage it. One cannot complain about fairness if one remains silent on the issue.~SC

  10. Anonymous

    While the tension present is not unexpected, I do encourage any reading Wesleying’s post to recognize it as a selected portion and recommend that any interested party continue to http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2007030701010 and read the complete article. As a secret society, it seems unlikely that the Phyrgians will compose a formal response, though I would encourage it. One cannot complain about fairness if one remains silent on the issue.

    ~SC

  11. Anonymous

    Yeah, I got into Dartmouth, but after someone described it to me as the last bastion of male dominance in the northeast, I decided that it wasn’t for me. It was a close thing though – thank god I made it here. ;)

  12. Anonymous

    Yeah, I got into Dartmouth, but after someone described it to me as the last bastion of male dominance in the northeast, I decided that it wasn’t for me. It was a close thing though – thank god I made it here. ;)

  13. Anonymous

    Hey “moderate” dude,Do you take any classes here that would teach you that a group, composed of all conservative white males, would really have any other intention other than keeping Dartmouth…rich…white…and male?

  14. Anonymous

    Hey “moderate” dude,

    Do you take any classes here that would teach you that a group, composed of all conservative white males, would really have any other intention other than keeping Dartmouth…rich…white…and male?

  15. Anonymous

    Yeah, because poor, black females would really have the trustee and alumni connections to challenge the administration at a school that um, historically, is white, rich and male.–delightfully smarter moderate, obviously.

  16. Anonymous

    Yeah, because poor, black females would really have the trustee and alumni connections to challenge the administration at a school that um, historically, is white, rich and male.

    –delightfully smarter moderate, obviously.

  17. Anonymous

    this is just a post to say i agree with what you wrote. I think it’s pretty common for only eople who disagree to comment, and I wanted to make sure you knew that not all of the readers of this are conservative (or excuse me, “moderate”) fans of mainstreaming.

  18. Anonymous

    this is just a post to say i agree with what you wrote. I think it’s pretty common for only eople who disagree to comment, and I wanted to make sure you knew that not all of the readers of this are conservative (or excuse me, “moderate”) fans of mainstreaming.

  19. Anonymous

    what an offensive post wesleying. Seriously, stop making such pretentious assumptions.

  20. Anonymous

    This is why i hate liberals. You totally jumped to conclusions about the meaning of this club- and would you publicly embarass a different club founded by poor, black females? I think not.- a delightfully moderate wes student

  21. Anonymous

    This is why i hate liberals. You totally jumped to conclusions about the meaning of this club- and would you publicly embarass a different club founded by poor, black females? I think not.

    – a delightfully moderate wes student

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