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The Alumni Association: Once more Once
Although it is understandable that more attention will, in coming weeks, drift toward Dartmouth’s Trustee election (where the independent candidate Stephen Smith ‘88, a professor of law, is facing three officially vetted candidates) there is also an election for the officers and Executive Committee of the Dartmouth Association of Alumni. There, a slate of independent petition candidates is running against another ‘official’ slate that includes members of the old AGTF (the committee that drafted an anti-petition constitutional overhaul last year, which failed to pass by eighteen points in the largest democratic action in Dartmouth history) and members of the current balloting committee. (That’s the committee that runs the election itself. In a sense, this is like an FEC official running for President.)
With luck, petition candidates will find their way into the Association as well. Note that this time, on the ballot, petition candidates will not have the word “petition” next to their name. If they did, you’d know right away that they are petition candidates. They will instead have a little “+” sign. The officially vetted candidates will have a little “*” sign.
Voting begins, my friends, on April 1.
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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