Responding to Donin

In a letter to the editor of the Daily Dartmouth, Michael Herman ’07 picks apart College Counsel Robert Donin’s recent op-ed, which claimed Dartmouth has no speech code.

These statements [from Wright and Larimore] demonstrate not only that Dartmouth has a speech code, but worse, that it has a speech code that came into being only after the incident and was then retroactively enforced. Since the speech code was not public prior to the incident, the school administrators had the power to make up whatever terms they wanted for the code. By imposing the code ex post facto, the dean and the president were able to punish students for speech they found offensive even though there was no way for those students to know ahead of time what speech would be punished.

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