A decision by a new dean at Dartmouth College to cut back the size of his office's staff has enraged students there, who say the cutbacks will diminish minority input to the administration.
Incoming Dean of Student Affairs Eugene Lowe announced on May 3 that departing Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Hector Delgado, a Hispanic, would not be replaced.
More than 100 students and representatives of eight campus organizations demonstrated outside his office three days later.
The students requested that a search begin immediately to find a replacement for Delgado and asked that the college heed student concerns in the future.
Administration officials declined to accept the suggestion.