DGALA Responds to Tengatenga Appointment

Dear DGALA Community, 
The DGALA leadership has been closely monitoring and actively participating in the recent conversations about the appointment of Bishop Tengatenga as the Dean of the Tucker Foundation. We are very excited that many of you have been in touch in person, by email, and on Facebook to share your opinions, questions, and concerns. We share these concerns.  Please know that we have had a number of very frank conversations with the Dartmouth leadership this summer including, most recently, a conversation with President Hanlon, in which your concerns have been expressed in no uncertain terms. We are confident that DGALA’s voice has been heard loud and clear in Hanover on the topic of this appointment. We expect the President and Provost to make additional announcements about Bishop Tengatenga’s appointment this week.
The controversy over this appointment highlight’s DGALA’s role as a powerful conduit for the flow of information and opinion between our membership and the College on the issues that affect the well-being of Dartmouth’s LGBTQIA community. The fifteen alumni/ae who comprise our Board of Directors welcome every opportunity to learn what is on your minds. We can then raise your questions, concerns, and thoughts with the College leadership and other alumni leaders through the Alumni Council, Club and Affiliated Group Officers leadership groups, and through individual meetings with both College and alumni leadership.
We encourage you to continue to share your perspectives with us! You can reach DGALA via email at DartGALA@gmail.com or write to our leadership team at the addresses below.

The DGALA Board of Directors
DGALA President, Vice President, and Alumni Council representatives:
S. Caroline Kerr ’05
Brendan Connell ’87
Board of Directors
Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &
Transgender Alumni/ae Association
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011-7702
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Intercollegiate Mixer for Our Black Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans (LGBT) Alumni

Uthman Olagoke of Dartmouth GALA will be a co-host at the following event in NY!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

WHERE: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Between Thompson and Sullivan
Google Map at http://maps.google.com/maps?q=82+W+3rd+St+10012

COST: No cover, cash bar

RSVP: Requested, but not required.

We are pleased to announce a special event hosted by the associations for LGBT alumni especially with our African American and other black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans alumni in mind. Friends and allies are of course welcome as well!

The Zinc Bar is one of New York’s special secrets. It’s a pleasant space that’s conducive to conversation with an excellent bar. There is no cover in the front bar – a cover applies if you choose to go to the listening room for the show. We expect that there will be music following our event. Check Zinc Bar’s Web site at http://www.zincbar.com closer to the date to see what is on the program!

We welcome all LGBT alumni and students over the age of 21 from the Ivy League and Seven Sisters Schools, as well as our friends from NYU, UVA, Duke, Georgetown, Williams and Stanford…. In particular we invite our African American and other black LGBT alumni, as well as their friends and partners that are over the age of 21.

Thanks to our co-hosts!

  • Robin Hayes, Aaron Shipp & Maxim Thorne of Yale GALA
  • Sean Pierce of Harvard GLC
  • Ian Scott of Harvard GLC
  • April Lynn James of Harvard GLC
  • Jason McGill of Cornell U GALA and the Cornell Black Alumni Association
  • Christopher Leake of Columbia Pride and PennGALA
  • Don Perry of Williams BiGLATA
  • Uthman Olagoke of Dartmouth GALA
  • Curt Harris of Brown TBGALA
  • Keith Williams of PennGALA
    and thanks to Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA for putting this together and co-hosting!DETAILS: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130410NYC.html