Overheard on the Green

Two students bellyached to one another that Dartmouth is flying the American flag at half staff in memory of Pope John Paul II. They apparently believed it a violation of the separation of church and state to show respect for the dead.

They then complained that President Bush has traveled to Rome to pay his respects, arguing that his “theocratic” beliefs alone prompted him to join 114 world political and religious leaders of all faiths.