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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Damn it feels good to be a gangster

Damn it feels good to be a gangster

Being on the governance committee is sweet. As the commenter wryly observed below, “Nick, why don’t you be quiet already about ‘democracy’? Since when has any nonprofit needed to have… Read more »

Getting away with it

Getting away with it

What a wild, crazy, no-holds-barred, anything-goes weekend for collegiate governance. As a majority of the trustees voted to do away with the means by which they might be contradicted, I… Read more »

The other paper of record on alumni governance

The other paper of record on alumni governance

Please read the no-nonsense editorial below about the recent trustee scandal at the College. It appears in today’s (9/11/07) Wall Street Journal; it is reproduced in full below as it… Read more »

Endowment Growth

Endowment Growth

I haven’t been on here in forever, and I hope the undergrads don’t mind a crusty alum posting out of the blue, but I wanted to say something about an… Read more »

AoA Press release

AoA Press release

This just in: the Association of Alumni has issued the following press release– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2007 Dartmouth Alumni Association Leaders Condemn Trustee Power-Grab Legal options are being… Read more »

‘Where exactly is the beef?’

‘Where exactly is the beef?’

“Presently ALL the trustees (except President Wright and the Governor of NH) are alumni,” Thomas Luxon argues in the comments, adding that “the trustees expect that the 10 additional trustee… Read more »

The information machines at work

The information machines at work

Now that the Governance Committee—whose members include President James Wright and Chairman of the Board Ed Haldeman—has decided to sidestep 116 years of the College’s governance history and tradition, the… Read more »

AoA condemns Board’s expansion

AoA condemns Board’s expansion

The Association of Alumni’s executive committee, which represents the 68,000 living Dartmouth alums, has come out against the Governance Committee’s decision overhaul the 116 year precedent of parity on the… Read more »

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Rising sophomore Jake Baron wrote to the Valley News this past Friday with his thoughts on Dartmouth’s governance upheaval. Of course, Jake’s letter was written prior to the Governance Committee’s… Read more »

A LETTER FROM ED HALDEMAN, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY

A LETTER FROM ED HALDEMAN, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY

Dear Members of the Dartmouth Community, Earlier today, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees took several steps to strengthen the College’s governance. Given the intense debate about this issue in recent… Read more »