More Liberal Thoughts on the Trustee Race

Over at the Dartmouth Free Press‘ blog, Timothy Waligore ’01 (are there undergraduates posting there any more?) has written a long series of posts on the alumni Trustee election, responding to commentary from Chien Wen Kung ’04 and John Kalb ’03. In particular, he questions many of the arguments made in favor of petiton candidates Peter Robinson ’79 and Todd Zywicki ’88, including intellectual diversity, and wonders who their constituency really is, whether it’s pro-Greek alumni, conservatives, both, or some other group entirely.

Waligore concludes with a challenge to overcome the negative tone of the race so far: “So is anyone going to make a substantive case for the petitioner candidates?” One could certainly ask the same thing about the other four candidates.