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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.


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