Dartmouth Allows Paid Activist to Campaign for Green New Deal in Classes
“in spite of the fact that she’s violating its anti-solicitation policies”
College Republicans should try to do this with a campus carry activist just to see how the school reacts.
The College Fix reports:
Dartmouth lets Green New Deal activist crash classes to campaign
Dartmouth College has allowed a paid left-wing activist to proselytize in classrooms for months in spite of the fact that she’s violating its anti-solicitation policies, according to a campus publication.
“Katie” makes stump speeches for the New Hampshire Youth Movement, affiliated with the Sunrise Movement, and asks for students’ contact information, Kevin Berghuis wrote in the Dartmouth Review last month.
She was spotted campaigning and handing out literature in a campus building even after a Dartmouth administrator confirmed she could only do that in public spaces on campus, according to Berghuis.
Dartmouth media relations has not responded to College Fix emails and voicemails in the past 10 days asking what it has done to handle outside activists coming into classrooms to campaign.
Berghuis said that professors often comply “begrudgingly” with Katie’s requests to make a presentation. Neither Elizabeth Smith, the faculty dean, nor her executive assistant Leslie Tait has answered Fix queries about what leeway professors have to let activists into their classrooms for purposes unrelated to the class.
Review Editor-in-Chief Zachary Wang and Senior Editor Ethan Cai did not respond to Fix queries asking for more information and specific details to support Berghuis’s claims.
While Berghuis’s article didn’t reveal Katie’s full name out of “courtesy,” he identifies her as a recent Bowdoin College graduate who says she works for the Sunrise Movement on LinkedIn. That would make her Katie Morse-Gagné.
Neither NHYM nor Sunrise New Hampshire responded to Fix queries about their campus activism in general and Katie’s role specifically.
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