StudentsTackle Campus Stereotypes

A group of students, under the guidance of women’s, gender and sexuality studies professor Pati Hernandez, spoke on the subject of what Hernandez calls Dartmouth’s “invisible walls” through the program Telling My Story on Campus. The students shared testimonies from across the spectrum focused around one of the College’s most visible and pervasive social divides — those between the hierarchy of Dartmouth athletes, intramural through varsity, and Dartmouth “NARPs,” campus shorthand for non-athletes.

“How can we cultivate empathy? How can we understand each other?” Hernandez said. “Instead of labeling because that’s such a superficial way to control and understand the world. You always think to label it because you think, ‘I want to know what it is,’ but you don’t know anything.”

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