FIRE’s President on the New Trustees

David French, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, praises the election of Peter Robinson ’79 and Todd Zywicki ’88 to the Board of Trustees:

Peter and Todd now join T.J. Rodgers as independent voices on Dartmouth’s board. When T.J. was elected a year ago, many people dismissed him as an anomaly. With the election of two more trustees—this time in the face of a strong establishment reaction and extensive voting irregularities that favored establishment candidate—Dartmouth is facing not an “anomaly” but a genuine free speech movement.

Last week, FIRE upgraded its rating of Dartmouth’s speech code.