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Dartblog Specials: The 2007 Trustee Election

Thursday, May 31, 2007

After four petition victories, concerns that Trustee elections may end or be postponed after chairman addresses alumni over Green Key weekend; Association of Alumni lobbied for elections in 1890, now in 10-1 vote passes motion…

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In The Dartmouth this morning, Jacob Baron ‘10 writes that the election of petition Trustee Stephen Smith gives the lie to the tawdry conceit of a “radical minority cabal.” Far from a cabal, support…
This past week has been a remarkable one for Dartmouth. The fourth petition Trustee in a row, Professor Stephen F. Smith, was elected. An unprecedented 55% of alumni voted for him, despite a schoolyard campaign…

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Professor Smith writes on his blog: As of yesterday, the results of the Dartmouth Trustee election are in. Thanks to the hard work of countless alumni, I have been elected to the Board of Trustees….

Friday, May 18, 2007

This morning, two good thoughts—written independently, but really of a piece—about yesterday’s very large win by petition Trustee candidate Stephen Smith. Ned Kenney, a freshman, writes, “Four petition candidates have been elected to the Board….

Thursday, May 17, 2007

T.J. Rodgers, Todd Zywicki, Peter Robinson, the constitution, and now Stephen F. Smith. Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees will be joined by a fourth petition Trustee. Stephen F. Smith ‘88 has won the latest election,…
Watch this space for the Dartmouth Trustee election results. Total turnout: roughly 28% of Dartmouth’s 66,000 alumni—historically high for Trustee elections. UPDATE: Results in. Stand by. Dartmouth press release coming soon. Results here….

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

In the last two elections for Dartmouth Trustees, roughly 25% of Dartmouth’s 66,000 alumni voted. The six-week voting period in the current election has just closed, and 20% of alumni have cast their ballots using…

Monday, May 14, 2007

There are forty-eight hours left in this crucial Trustee election, and turnout is still a bit below twenty percent of eligible alumni. If you have not yet cast your vote for the independent candidate Stephen…

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The industry rag, The Chronicle of Higher Education, recently ran an article profiling boards of trustees all across the United States. The article’s data came from the results of an “extensive survey” of trustees and…
Reformers at Dartmouth—none more passionate than petition Trustee candidate Professor Stephen Smith—insist that Dartmouth rededicate itself to its great undergraduate tradition. Not to do so, they say, would be to allow a slow slipslide into…

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dan Collins on the Trustee election….

Monday, April 16, 2007

A cavalry of wind and rain has run the electricity (and not a few tree branches) clean out of Hanover. Blogging will be a bit slow. In the meanwhile, update your beliefs about climate change…

Friday, April 13, 2007

The chairman of the student committee that recommended a slate of reforms to Dartmouth’s often-arbitrary disciplinary system, Adam Shpeen ‘07, wrote the following op-ed in The Dartmouth yesterday, saying that petition Trustee candidate Stephen F….

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Among the costs of thinking things at Dartmouth could be a bit improved? (Among the penalties for noting such inconvenient truths as the fact that, over the last ten years at Dartmouth, the deanery has…

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Every once in a while I check Technorati to see what other blogs are linking to Dartblog. Yesterday I discovered that an anonymous Dartmouth Livejournaler—someone called hipporetriever—is writing about the Trustee election. Neat. BUT: Don’t…

Friday, April 6, 2007

Still in draft, I have a post written about the negative campaigning tactics of Trustee candidate Sandy Alderson. It describes them, and expresses my sense that they are probably unhelpful to both Mr. Alderson and…

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Just in, this letter signed by a dozen or so Dartmouth lawyers and judges endorsing Stephen Smith ‘88 for Trustee—“a charismatic man of great character.” Judge Quentin Kopp ‘49 and Justice Tom Parker ‘73 are…

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, often referred to by Dartmouth when it desires to show that it protects freedom of speech, has taken exception to some of the ways in which Dartmouth is…

Monday, April 2, 2007

The Manhattan-based New Criterion arts journal, edited by a Dartmouth graduate, editorializes in favor of petition candidate Stephen Smith ‘88….

Sunday, April 1, 2007

On the Tuesday following the first Monday of November every year, you can be told: Vote, because men have died to ensure that you may. At Dartmouth, the best we can say is that the…

Friday, March 16, 2007

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…

Friday, March 9, 2007

The Dartmouth government student’s cup spilleth o’er not with wine but with news about the world. Between AP, Reuters, Xinhua, Bloomberg, Kyodo, Dow, and, oui, sometimes the Agence France-Presse, I must glance at more than…

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Dartmouth Trustee Election season is heating up. In anticipation, I asked Dartblog readers to come up with a list of questions that I’d send to each candidate. Here are the questions we developed together:1….

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Dartmouth’s Office of Alumni Relations has announced that one petition candidate, Stephen Smith ‘88, has filed the requisite number of petitions necessary to gain a spot on the ballot. Stephen Smith announces his accomplishment in…

Friday, December 1, 2006

At Dartmouth, half of the Board of Trustees is elected by the alumni. The three most recent open seats were filled by petition candidates instead of the officially nominated candidates. A group of alumni called…

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