Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Laura Ingraham '85
"It's just one more instance of a group of insiders trying to control the situation," Robinson explained to the national radio audience. The proposed new constitution would grant more power to those most closely tied to the College establishment and limit the ability of outsiders to have a say. As Ingraham put it, these insiders "want to change the rules because you were able to get access to the board and get the word out to alumni about what's happening at Dartmouth College."
"TJ Rodgers, Todd Zywicki and I are not going to play by those rules any more," Robinson said, and they're going to fight to keep the alumni in charge. Speaking directly to the alumni, he added: "We'd recommend that you vote against it."
Click here to listen to the whole interview.
Friday, June 23, 2006
As pretty much everyone at the College expected, the search of Alpha Delta fraternity three days before commencement has yielded nothing. The investigation is ongoing, but for the time being AD seems to be off the hook.
In the ongoing Tubestock saga, the Town of Hanover has passed legislation that seems to effectively be the death knell for Tubestock. It takes aim at open containers on waterways, as well as "noisy and disruptive" outdoor events. It closes the loophole which formerly pinned liability solely on event organizers (Tubestock has never had an official organizing person or group) by holding all participants liable. The action comes on the heels of similar legislation passed by the State of New Hampshire at the behest of the Marine Patrol. Tubestock and Dartmouth were specifically cited in demonstrating the need for such regulations.
I would also propose that the PR office's Dartmouth in the News website change its name to "Dartmouth in the News We Like." It mentions neither the AP's reporting of the police raid on AD (the 'Animal House' angle was very popular nationally), nor Tuesday's extensive piece the the New York Time regarding the Alumni Constitution debacle. Quelle suprise. The Times piece has already been cited in several higher education publications; the national significance of both stories is tough to overestimate. While both admittedly draw attention upon the Plain for the wrong reasons, they at least merit acknowledgement.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
and Joseph Stalin: all in The New York Times:
Members of the Association of Alumni,
One of Dartmouth's enduring strengths is that her alumni nominate half the trustees of the Dartmouth Board. When a seat becomes available, the Nominating Committee of the Alumni Council is charged by alumni leadership to present a slate.
The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees has announced that Nancy Jeton
'76 will complete her second term on the board in June 2007.
Consequently, the Alumni Council's Nominating and Trustee Search Committee asks all alumni to participate in the nomination process and to submit the names of qualified candidates to fill this position on the board. From your recommendations, as well as a comprehensive search process, the committee will develop a slate of candidates, and balloting by all media (mail and Internet voting) will take place in the spring of 2007.
We encourage you to submit nominations in writing with as much substantiation as possible of the proposed individual's qualifications.
Nominees must be Dartmouth alumni, and should have the background, knowledge, and experience to contribute with excellence to the governance and stewardship of the College. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2006.
Please send your suggestions to me, either by mail or email, as follows:
Mail: Office of Alumni Relations, 6068 Blunt Alumni Center, Hanover, NH 03755.
Thank you for your participation.
Rick Routhier '73 Tu '76
Chair, Alumni Council Nominating and Trustee Search Committee
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