The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth School voted on Monday to censure the college’s president, Sian Leah Beilock, over her resolution to summon the police to take away a pro-Palestinian encampment on campus, calling her motion dangerous to the neighborhood and disruptive to the college’s academic mission.

The censure movement was adopted by a vote of 183 to 163, in keeping with Justin Anderson, a spokesman for Dartmouth.

The shut vote illustrated the division on campus over Dr. Beilock’s resolution on Might 1, made simply hours after the encampment had been erected on the school inexperienced. On the assembly, Dr. Beilock defended her actions, saying that she believed there was an affordable and credible risk of violence.

Monday’s vote was believed to be the primary censure vote in opposition to a president of Dartmouth in its 255-year historical past.

In an announcement, the college famous {that a} censure vote had no sensible impact. And the chair of Dartmouth’s board, Liz Lempres, applauded Dr. Beilock for her “strong leadership” in almost not possible circumstances. “The board unequivocally and unanimously supports President Beilock,” she mentioned in an announcement.

Eighty-nine folks have been arrested, together with two college members, because the police moved in to clear the encampment this month. One college member, Annelise Orleck, a labor historian, was knocked to the bottom as she tried to seize her cellphone from a police officer.

Dr. Orleck, who as soon as served as head of Jewish research at Dartmouth, mentioned on Monday that she was gratified on the vote. “I’m hoping that she and perhaps anyone who follows her, and maybe presidents on other campuses, hesitate for a second before they bring down violence on peaceful student protesters.”

Dr. Beilock attended the assembly of the humanities and sciences college, the core college instructing undergraduate college students on the New Hampshire campus, and defined her place.

The criticism of her “was withering,” mentioned Matthew J. Garcia, a professor of historical past. Dr. Garcia helped draft the decision, which was launched by Christopher MacEvitt, a professor of faith who was additionally arrested, and seconded by Dr. Orleck.

Dr. Garcia argued that the protesters had taken a vow of peace, and that Dr. Beilock’s declare that she feared violence was implausible. “None of it rang true,” Dr. Garcia mentioned.

He added that a few of the arrested college students have been of Asian American, Native American and Latino ancestry who recognized with the plight of Palestinians. “They’re the ones who bore the brunt,” Dr. Garcia mentioned, noting that the scholars have been allowed to stay on campus however have been in limbo.

Amongst college members supporting Dr. Beilock was Bruce Sacerdote, a professor of economics. “Everyone agreed, whether they thought she called law enforcement too early and could have waited a little bit longer, everyone agrees that it was a difficult decision,” he mentioned, expressing disappointment over the vote.

In an identical transfer final week, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia College handed, by a wider margin, a vote of no confidence in its president, Nemat Shafik, over her dealing with of pro-Palestinian protesters there. A vote of no confidence is thought to be extra severe than a censure vote.

And on Might 8, the Educational Senate on the College of Southern California voted to censure Carol Folt, the college’s president, after the administration canceled the valedictory tackle of a Muslim pupil and known as within the police to arrest dozens of protesters.

Dr. Beilock, who joined Dartmouth final June, is a cognitive scientist who beforehand served because the president of Barnard School.