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E-Mail Opposing Constitution
AlumniConstitution.org, which opposes the controversial proposed constitution at Dartmouth and which kindly links to Dartblog’s posts on the matter, is sending around the below e-mail. They also have an excellent ‘e-mail a friend’ feature on the site itself, which is worth using—I have. And on that score, note that I’ve added an e-mail feature to Dartblog, albeit a more limited implementation that doesn’t allow for multiple recipients or rich text e-mail.
UPDATE: And no, no, the AlumniConstitution site is not my work. Would that it were. I was though, in full disclosure, consulted while it was in development.
> From: AlumniConstitution.org [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:32 AM > To: [Name redacted] > Subject: A new constitution for Dartmouth? > > > Dear [Name redacted], > > By now you will have received a number of mailings from Dartmouth’s > Office of Alumni Relations, all supporting the new alumni constitution. > Before voting begins next Friday, we want to make sure you hear both > sides of the debate. > > Opposition to the proposed constitution is thoughtful, bipartisan, and > widespread. The editors of the liberal Dartmouth Free Press and the > conservative Dartmouth Review made common cause against the constitution > on May 31 in The Dartmouth. The president of the College Democrats > issued a joint statement with the president of the College Republicans > opposing the constitution on July 18 in the New Hampshire Union Leader. > Trustees T.J. Rodgers and Peter Robinson opposed the document in The New > York Times on June 21; Trustee Todd Zywicki has done so in statements on > the Internet. The Wall Street Journal came out against the constitution > last Friday. And this past spring, two nonprofit and bipartisan > organizations, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the > Association of College Trustees and Alumni, both expressed deep > reservations about the constitution. > > Why? Because they all believe that the proposed constitution would > provide less democracy at Dartmouth, not more. > > To find out how the constitution would make alumni governance less > representative and less democratic, and how it would impair your right > to elect petition candidates to the Board of Trustees, visit > www.AlumniConstitution.org. > > Once you’ve had time to consider the proposed constitution, we hope > you’ll join us in voting no. But whatever you decide, please cast your > ballot, participating in the life of the College we all love. > > Warm regards, > > —Supporters of a Democratic Dartmouth
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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