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American Council of Trustees & Alumni on the Constitution
ACTA, a non-partisan organization based in Washington, has also taken note of the constitutional debacle here at Dartmouth. The group writes on its website:
The AGTF is now writing a new constitution that would compel petition candidates to conform to the impossibly restrictive requirement that they submit their entire agenda before the Nominating Committee names its official candidates; in other words, the AGTF is planning not only to subject petition candidates to a different set of electoral rules than those governing officially endorsed candidates, but is also, in so doing, undermining the ability of petition candidates to run in reaction to the aims and agendas of their opponents. Needless to say, the very notion of the petition candidate is predicated on the recognition that oppositional candidacy is a legitimate and reasonable thing, something that tends to arise spontaneously, out of felt necessity, when official candidates are felt to be lacking. The new rules that may govern petition candidates render that sort of candidacy virtually impossible, and so weaken what ought to be a vigorous, robust, and open electoral process. That petition candidates are limited to an unreasonably small window of time—thirty days—to amass the necessary number of signatures only underlines the chilling intention of the new constitutional provisions.(…via Dartlog)
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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