Dartmouth surrenders to threat of 'physical action' and offers $31 million

Update; Alec Torres has withdrawn and apologized for his story: Contrary to what I reported, Dartmouth College did not allocate $31 million and expand other programs in direct response to the “Freedom Budget” issued by the anonymous students. In reality, the statement by President Phil Hanlon and Provost Martin Wybourne outlined ways in which the university was already addressing concerns of diversity and increasing funding for financial aid students. These initiatives began before the “Freedom Budget” was sent to the administration. “The money that you reference and initiatives that you reference are not being done in response to the ‘Freedom Budget,’” Dartmouth’s vice president for media relations Justin Anderson tells me. “They have been in the works and they have been discussed publicly. They are not being done because of the Freedom Budget in any way, shape, or form.” Original blog: Dartmouth...(Read Full Post)