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Breaking: Hearing on Alumni/Trustee Litigation Scheduled

The Grafton County Superior Court in North Haverhill has scheduled an oral argument for 9am, Friday, Dec. 4, on the Trustees’ motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit pitting several alumni against the College on the issue of the validity of the 1891 Agreement. The Agreement mandated parity on the Board between Charter Trustees (handpicked by the President and the Board’s five-person Governance Committee) and Alumni Trustees (voted on by the alumni).

Joe Malchow and Harvey Silverglate have written extensively on the background and the issues involved in the suit.

A similar hearing over a motion to dismiss in a different suit between the Association of Alumni and the Trustees was held on January 10, 2008. Any observer at that session could see from the direction of Judge Vaughn’s questions that the College was not going to prevail with its motion.

President Wright, who was in attendance, publicly announced his retirement several weeks later.


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