DGALA Spring Newsletter Available!

The Spring 2014 GREEN LIGHT is now available online! View our latest newsletter here: Spring 2014.
The GREEN LIGHT is the official newsletter of The Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association

Special focus in the latest GREEN LIGHT on upcoming DGALA events:
MINI REUNION: JUNE 13-14, 2014
ALL-CLASS REUNION October 31-November 2, 2014

Edited by Pete Williams ’76
e-mail: DartGALA@gmail.com

 

Pride Weekend @ Dartmouth College - LGBT PRide

Triangle House Webcast Video Now Online

View the Triangle House Webcast & Discussion

Learn more about Dartmouth’s new living and learning residence for LGBTQA students.

Presenters:
Dr. Reese Kelly, Assistant Dean and LGBTQ Advisor
T Kienemund ’15
Caroline Kerr ’05, DGALA President
Sylvia Racca, Executive Director of the Dartmouth College Fund 

Triangle House Webinar, Dartmouth LGBT

Triangle House Webcast with Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni/ae Association invite you to a live webcast featuring a conversation with:

– Assistant Dean and LGBT Advisor Dr. Reese Kelly
– DGALA Board President Caroline Kerr ’05
– T Kienemund ’15

About Triangle House: Dartmouth’s new living and learning residence for LGBT students, opening October 2014

WEBCAST
April 2, 2014
4–5 PM EDT 

To register, please go to http://www.visualwebcaster.com/TriangleHouseWebcast
Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions live during the webcast.

DGALA Awarded 2013 Group of the Year

2013 Group of the Year:  Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni/ae Association

“DGALA exemplifies thoughtful partnership.  Partnership amongst alumni members.  Partnership between students and alumni.  Partnership between alumni and the College.  Such partnership was very evident in 2013.

DGALA continues to demonstrate strong support of LGBTQA students at Dartmouth, on both an individual and financial level.  Through a partnership with the Dartmouth College Fund, DGALA members’ contributions made 2013 its third record-breaking year and resulted in the naming of seven DGALA student scholars. The group also maintains the Bourne Fund, which provides students with assistance if they enter financial crisis after coming out.  DGALA continues strong communication efforts with its members and the College, with regular newsletters, a wonderful website, a vibrant Facebook group and regular communication with staff.

The group’s leadership navigates issues adeptly and with a sense of balance, taking care to support the College as well as its members’ varying perspectives.  DGALA’s leadership sets high standards, is conscientious, insightful, and remains informed on College happenings.  Members exhibit a commitment to strengthening the College, as evident through their participation on various committees this year, which included:  the search committee for the new Assistant Dean and LGBTQA Advisor in the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL), the Triangle House planning committee, as well as, the Alumni Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion.

As part of the 2013 June Reunions, DGALA organized a slate of engaging and thoughtful programs which included the annual breakfast with President Hanlon, a private tour at the Hood museum, a faculty lecture, a jam-packed cocktail hour, and a Q&A with Senator Kristen Gillibrand `88.  All of these events resulted in record attendance numbers.  The group continues to foster meaningful connections between its members and the College, coordinating programs in Hanover and beyond and has big plans for their upcoming 30th anniversary all-class reunion in October, which promises to be engaging and exciting.  We look forward to seeing it all come to fruition!

For all these reasons and more, we are proud to acknowledge DGALA as the 2013 Group of the Year.”

Full article: https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/awards/clubandgroupawards/DGALA

Regarding the Leadership of the Tucker Foundation

Office of the President: Philip J. Hanlon ’77

August 14, 2013

Dartmouth’s support of gay rights and members of the LGBTQ community is complete and unwavering, as is our commitment to a campus that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. In light of concerns—specifically surrounding gay rights—expressed by members of our community about the appointment of Malawi Bishop Dr. James Tengatenga as the dean of the Tucker Foundation, I felt it was important for me to meet with him personally.

It was in this context that I sat down recently with Dr. Tengatenga and asked tough questions about his earlier statements on homosexuality. We also discussed his leadership within an Anglican Church in Africa that has often been hostile regarding gay rights.

Dr. Tengatenga spoke to me about his inspiring life of service to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, especially victims of HIV-AIDS. In passionate terms, he described his commitment to gay rights and how he has worked to support the LGBTQ community in Malawi in the ways that are most effective, given the country’s cultural context.

However, following much reflection and consultation with senior leaders at Dartmouth, it has become clear to me that Dr. Tengatenga’s past comments about homosexuality and the uncertainty and controversy they created have compromised his ability to serve effectively as dean of Tucker.

The foundation and Dartmouth’s commitment to inclusion are too important to be mired in discord over this appointment. Consequently, we have decided not to move forward with the appointment of Dr. Tengatenga as dean of the Tucker Foundation.

The debate over Dr. Tengatenga’s appointment also revealed a lack of clarity about Tucker’s mission and organization. This ambiguity is not new and, in fact, an external review committee recommended a significant restructuring of the Tucker Foundation in a 2009 report. Clarifying Tucker’s mission is imperative before we can install a new dean of this important Dartmouth organization.

I have asked Interim Provost Martin Wybourne to develop plans for interim leadership at Tucker and to convene a task force charged with making recommendations as to the foundation’s mission and organizational structure.

I look forward to working with others at Dartmouth to strengthen the Tucker Foundation and its contribution to the education of our students.

Philip J. Hanlon
President, Dartmouth College

Original Publication:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~president/announcements/2013-0814.html