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One Man, One Vote, One Candidate

Once again, the top candidate for this year’s “Have You No Shame” Award goes to the people at the College who are bringing you another single-party election. Ballots for Alumni Trustee and Association of Alumni executive committee — both electronic and paper — will be cast; probably fewer than 10% of the College’s 70,000+ alumni will vote; and a great deal of money will be spent (easily north of $100k). And to what end? So that all of the candidates can garner 100% of the vote? This is a real embarrassment for Dartmouth.


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The 2013 election for the Dartmouth College alumni-nominated trustee and the Association of Alumni Executive Committee is underway.

This email contains your instructions for voting electronically and for viewing the full text and statements regarding the alumni candidates. You will also receive a paper ballot in the mail so you can cast your vote in that manner if you prefer. If you vote online and by paper ballot, your paper ballot will be the one that is counted.The secure, individual identification (ID) number that enables you to vote electronically is:

and your personal identification number (PIN) is:

To vote online, go to

To view the alumni nominated trustee candidate, please go to To view the Association of Alumni Executive Committee candidates, please go to

Your vote must be received by no later than 5:00 PM ET on March 12, 2013.

Thank you for your participation.

Do the powers on the Board and in Parkhurst think that alumni are not disgusted to see this charade? If so, they are wrong.


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