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In their most recent meeting, in the first weekend of this month, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees voted to grant new terms of service to John Donahoe ‘82, R. Bradford Evans ‘64, Board Chairman Ed Haldeman ‘70, Al Mulley ‘70, Peter Robinson ‘79 and T.J. Rodgers ‘70.
Todd Zywicki ‘88 was not reelected for another term. In his initial campaign for the position of trustee Zywicki wrote to alumni that,
I believe that Dartmouth has drifted from its core mission in recent years. If I win your trust, I will work to recommit Dartmouth to its traditional mission of undergraduate education and the development of well-rounded students. I will work to increase the accountability and transparency of College governance and communication with Dartmouth students, parents, alumni, and faculty. Finally, I will work to insure that the College’s financial priorities reflect its core mission, and are not diverted to administrative bureaucracy and noneducational purposes.
During his tenure on the Board, Zywicki was certainly a strong and influential advocate for policies in pursuit of these goals. These priorities are still important to Dartmouth students, parents, and alumni and all members of the Board of Trustees should redouble their efforts to affect these reforms.
Zywicki was reprimanded by the Board in 2007 for comments made in an address at the Pope Center for Higher Education. The bulk of the controversy centered around Zywicki’s use of the term “truly evil” in referring to former Dartmouth College President James Freedman, a usage for which Zywicki apologized.
At their meeting, the Board also acted on the following priorities.
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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