Letter: Make Dartmouth a Better Place

Make Dartmouth a Better Place

To the Editor:

I have been a resident of the Upper Valley for nearly 20 years. During that time, I have been the beneficiary of many programs that Dartmouth offers to the public for which I am exceedingly grateful. I am not grateful to those residents, such as the writer (“Bloomberg Attacks Dartmouth,” Forum, Feb. 23) who chose to disregard the damage that frightening sexual practices at the college, as well as the behavior of the Greek letter societies, have done to lower the application numbers this year (down 14%). It has been my experience that problems pushed under the rug have the habit of resurgence. Why not continue to look at Dartmouth’s real problems in an effort to make the school a better place rather than adopt an ostrich-like attitude toward them?

Barbara Taylor