Voices in the Wilderness

A forum for discussion of all things Dartmouth.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

A Win for Dartmouth Alumni

It's now official. The college has announced the results of the balloting for alumni trustee, and as we first reported, both petition candidates are in. The offical press release is here. The election of two outsider candidates, and three in two years counting TJ Rodgers, should send a clear and unequivocal message to both the Board and, more importantly, the current administration. That message is, we're not happy, and we intend to do something about it. Moreover, this is a win for all Dartmouth alumni, whether or not they voted in the election, because it positively asserts that Dartmouth alums (who both fund and maintain the college spirit), as opposed to a small group of of administrative lifers, control Dartmouth's future, and that is as it should be. More thoughts to come.