The Dickinsonian

A Call for Civility

Preston MacLean ’21 and Bryce Dunio ’22

February 6, 2020

Last semester, an unrecognized group of ideologically-extreme students attempted to take over the Dickinson College Republicans from within. In doing so, they undermined the values of Dickinson as an institution, and violated...

A Decade of Disappointment: An Alumna’s Perspective on Title IX

Jessica Doyle (Sykes) ’16, Former Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

In March 2011, a year and a half before I arrived on campus, almost 300 students marched from Morgan Field to Old West, where they staged a sit-in to protest Dickinson’s sexual misconduct policy.  This was not the first instance of students exp...

Alumni Response to Campus Sexual Violence

Sarah Zimmer '17, Guest Columnist

February 4, 2020

My name is Sarah Zimmer. I attended Dickinson college from 2013 to 2017. I consider it a second home. In my current work I address issues of sexual violence in performing arts spaces in undergraduate programs. Today,  I should...

Listen to this: We Do Want Changes to Dickinson’s Title IX Process

Rose McAvoy '20, Guest Columnist

February 3, 2020

Brenda Bretz’s article “We do listen. We do make changes. We welcome your input”, was disappointing. You may be listening, you made some changes, but you’ve ignored the most critical problem. Dickinson College’s Titl...

We do listen. We do make changes. We welcome your input

Brenda Bretz, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity

January 31, 2020

I applaud Rose McAvoy’s bravery in sharing her very personal and difficult experience. I agree with her passion and vision for the kind of place she would like Dickinson to be. And I definitely agree we cannot ignore sexual...

Labour Leadership Battle Why You Should Follow It

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

January 30, 2020

Last year the Labour Party suffered a massive defeat in the UK General Election last December. The Labour Party lost sixty seats while the Conservatives gained forty-eight seats and the Scottish nationalists (or SNP) gained thirteen...

I’m Done Waiting for Dickinson to Take Sexual Assault Seriously

Rose McAvoy ’20, Guest Columnist

January 30, 2020

On October 30, 2017, I was sexually assaulted by another student. It was a Monday night. It was in an Allison Hall choir room. He was my friend and a self-described feminist. Everyone involved was completely sober. I definitely...

Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

Philip Cohen ’73, Guest Columnist

January 30, 2020

I note from the Jerusalem Post of Dec. 21 that the Dickinson Student Senate passed a resolution to ban the sale of Sabra Hummus (“Sabra Hummus banned from Dickinson University” (sic)). The author of the resolution is quoted...

The Student Senate Embarrassed Itself

Neil Diamant, Professor of Asian Law and Society

January 30, 2020

In my 17 years teaching at Dickinson College I never attended a meeting of the Student Senate, nor was I ever planning to. But I heard from another faculty member that a resolution had been introduced by three students calling...

Wise Consumption to Reduce Deforestation for Commodity Production

Quynh Nhu Truong ’22, Guest Columnist

January 30, 2020

In last decades, deforestation – the removal of forest areas – has been rampant globally, making way mostly for agriculture and industrial development to satisfy increasing consumption rate. While we benefit from this practice,...

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