Voices in the Wilderness

A forum for discussion of all things Dartmouth.

Friday, March 11, 2005

"One Rising in Revolt Against Constituted Authority"

The word "insurgent" is getting a lot of use in Hanover these days. In his op-ed posted below, Frank Gado '58 deconstructs its meaning.

But, the term seems to be becoming more popular. Last month, I attended an alumni event at Dartmouth, where an Alumni Council leader publicly referred to a group known as Dartmouth Alumni for Open Governance, or DAOG, as a "renegade" and "insurgent" organization. Even though I have no knowledge of DAOG, those words struck me as pretty extreme for a plenary luncheon in the Hanover Inn.

I googled DAOG, and could not locate an active Internet presence. Who is DAOG, and what have they done to deserve the "insurgent" label?