Dartblog Specials: The Dartmouth College Case

Friday, January 22, 2010

As Joe Asch mentioned, the lawsuit against the College’s board-packing scheme is dead. Has there ever been a darker hour at Dartmouth? In a time when budget cuts threaten academic programs and administrative bloat remains…

Friday, June 27, 2008

Today the lawsuit filed by the former Association of Alumni Executive Committee was voluntarily terminated by the newly elected committee. While everyone knew the stakes of the last Association of Alumni election, I confess myself…

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Voting for the Association of Alumni ends TODAY. At stake is the 100+ year tradition and right of parity, the ability of alumni to elect 1/2 of the Board of Trustees. As I have posted…
A whisper in the desolate winter, forced hushed by closed minds, set out for a new world, precious freedom there to find. Rough seas nary a besiegement, mountains only to be trod; those in faith…

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Billionaire Dartmouth donors dispatch email to Class of 1985; lambaste Board-packing plan; “We urge you to vote for the Parity Slate. If we don’t elect them, your vote will never matter again.” In an email…

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Whatever the varying definitions of “overreaction,” one must undoubtedly be the debauching of a governance system, tested by the centuries and manifestly contributory to the weal of the organization it controls, because the last three…

Friday, May 16, 2008

Nathan Bruschi ‘10 offers a lovely column this ayem insisting that Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees has no good excuse for expanding itself without permitting additional elections—and that opposing this Board-packing plan in court is the…

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

John Gleason, Class of 1976, has composed a little trinket about the present Dartmouth governance spat:Stopping by the College on a Stormy Evening (With great apologies to R. Frost) Whose School this is I think…

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

“I am an openly gay man, a teacher, a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign,” writes Daniel King, Class of 2002, in an essay just emailed to Dartblog….

Monday, May 12, 2008

Even Dartmouth trustees who endorse the Board-packing plan don’t like it when it happens to them.John Donahoe, Class of 1982, an appointed trustee of Dartmouth College, and the exceedingly capable CEO of eBay, has found…

Thursday, May 8, 2008

One distinguished alumnus, class of ‘67, put the ongoing Association of Alumni election in perfect perspective: I hope those of us with the brains to vote against being disenfranchised in the current AofA election end…

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

In his column in today’s issue of The Dartmouth, the Board-packing candidate for president of the Association of Alumni John Mathias ‘69, makes a number of statements well off the mark. Mr. Mathias begins his…
I will publish a full review of John Mathias’s ‘69 misleading opinion column in today’s issue of The Dartmouth, but for now I just wanted to make a comment on the Association of Alumni lawsuit…

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Amidst a great deal of evident confusion, I just wanted to post a few remarks on the Association of Alumni lawsuit against the 16-member Board of Trustees (4 of whom agree with the A of…

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I have resisted writing about the Trustee battles for some time now, deferring to my colleagues who are all well versed and eloquent on the subject. As the Association of Alumni elections draw near, however,…

Friday, April 25, 2008

This is breakdown of support in the Dartmouth Association of Alumni lawsuit against the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. One doesn’t have to be a Math major to see where the balance lies. A poll of…
A fantastic summary of the history behind the Dartmouth v Dartmouth case, in which the Association of Alumni is suing the Board of Trustees to uphold the right of alumni to vote for for 50%…

Thursday, April 24, 2008

In opposition to the Board-packing plan endorsed by the organization called “Dartmouth Undying,” two seniors, Diane Ellis and Joe Braunreuther, are circulating the below letter. They are asking for signatures to the “Dartmouth for Democracy”…

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Just being on campus and talking with students gives the clear impression that campus is overwhelmingly in support of parity at Dartmouth. Indeed students and alumni alike recognize that the Board-packing Plan is a direct…

Monday, April 7, 2008

In reading through the pages of the Dartmouth Parity website, what struck me most was the level of honesty and optimism. This stands in stark contrast to the website, and slate of candidates, who are…
A few weeks ago Dartmouth Undying was launched, a website that as Jake put it perfectly slanders alumni and insults our intelligence. I also mocked this attempt to strip alumni of their right to determine…

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spectacular column in today’s Dartmouth, the daily campus newspaper, about Dartmouth Undying, the organization dedicated to curbing the vote of alumni at Dartmouth and closing their eyes to positive reforms that can be made at…

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in this great country see the contentious nature of politics today. Elections for members of the House of Representatives occur…

Monday, March 3, 2008

Here is a digest of recent developments in Dartmouth’s governance embroglio that perhaps connects a few dots, if you will. On February 4th, a New Hampshire court rejected the College’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit…

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I will have a full update to come on this, but for the moment see this document, reflecting a Valentine’s day acquiescence stating that the Dartmouth Board of Trustees, which five months ago moved to…

Friday, February 15, 2008

Exactly one week from today, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees is slated—after delaying itself twice and then losing a crucial decision in the New Hampshire Superior Court—to begin packing itself with eight new unelected Trustees….

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

As Mr. Malchow has already reported and opined, there is a movement within and around the College of William & Mary to allow alumni participation in selecting their board of trustees, and it is good….

Monday, February 4, 2008

In a major loss for Dartmouth’s administration and the trustees who established last September’s “Board-packing plan,” New Hampshire Superior Court Judge Vaughan has ruled against their motion to dismiss a suit brought by the Association…

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It may have escaped your attention that Dartblog maintains a many layered network of yeasty, hyperactive pencil-mustached spies who nightly file reports on everything happening in fair Hanover. This includes such things as hirings, firings,…

Saturday, September 8, 2007

After four victories for pro-oversight candidates and a rejected constitutional proposal to change the election process, elected Trusteeships capped and unelected Trusteeships expanded by eight seats; Transfer of power to internal Executive Committee; Insularity for…

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