Rago ’05 Wins Pulitzer

Joseph Rago ’05, a former editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Review, a trustee and a current member of its advisory board, has been named the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Mr. Rago, who is currently a senior editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal, was cited by the Pulitzer board for “his well-crafted, against-the-grain editorials challenging the health care reform advocated by President Obama.”

Of course, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to those who have been following those “well-crafted” editorials and op-eds. But this is wonderful and well-deserved news for a great writer. Congratulations, Joe, from everyone at the TDR staff!

Also: check out Joe’s feature piece, “The Day Old Dartmouth Burned,” from a 2010 issue of the Review.