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Defending the New Constitution
Dartmouth Alumni —or at least those making the trip to Hanover for Homecoming Weekend —will be considering the proposed new constitution which would govern Dartmouth’s alumni organization and the election of the College’s trustees at the Association of Alumni Annual Meeting on October 23. I opined on the final draft of the constitution in “As though a rose should shut, and be a bud again.” I haven’t yet posted on the election that will take place at that meeting, of the executive committee. Like the last trustee election, this one seems to have taken form as an “establishment” versus “renegade” race with two distinct slates of candidates; one nominated by committee and the other by petition.
In the pages of The Dartmouth, a similar and related debate presses on. Two op-eds respond to Joe Asch’s (one of the aforementioned petition candidates) piece opposing the proposed constitution of several days ago, “Changing the Rules.”
In his guest column of September 29, Joe Asch ‘79 suggests that the Alumni Governance Task Force (AGTF) is a pawn of the College administration, using it to manipulate alumni trustee election results. As chair of the AGTF, I can categorically say that this is completely false.I do note that neither addresses fully worries about the proposed changes to alumni trustee election procedures, which seem to me (and based upon emails to me) the most important change.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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