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Sad Moments for Dartmouth
Beyond the negative campaigning to which I referred the other day, the lowest moment in the campaign against my candidacy was reached by Dartmouth’s Black Alumni Association (BADA) in this excerpt from a mailing to the College’s official list of African-American alumni:
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 7:24 PM
Subject: BADA Wants You to Vote in the Trustee Election—Last Chance!
Note that we MUST stop Joe Asch from being elected to the Trustee Board. He has demonstrated blatant racism and cannot even garner the respect of his own class.
BADA members would have been identified by Dartmouth Undying’s extensive telephone polling in 2008 as among the reflexive supporters of the administration.
Shortly after the above message went out, President Kim sent an e-mail to all BADA members urging them to vote. For reasons known only to our new President, he did not send a similar e-mail to all alumni.
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…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…