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Report: Dartmouth Alumni Council Meets and Votes
The results are, as yet, unofficial, but the Alumni Council of Dartmouth College has met and a few moments ago voted on two items very important to the passage of the Alumni Governance Task Force’s controversial new constitution. First, the Council has unanimously approved the AGTF’s final document, which can be read online [PDF] and on which I have commented here.
Also, the Council, by an affirmative vote of 86%, has adopted a rules change which will allow the AGTF to make, and the Council to approve by Internet voting, eleventh hour “technical” changes to the proposed constitution. Mind that ‘Internet voting’ simply means that the few alumni chosen to be on the Council can register their votes in favor of the constitution from home, and will not have to wait until the next Council meeting in Hanover. The AGTF can now continue to fiddle with its document, keeping things loosey, goosey, and decidedly undecided while alumni are attempting to understand the issues and vote.
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…