Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Kevin Hudak, Dan Linsalata, and more

They're all in the July/August edition of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Check out page 20 for an excellent article by Bryant Urstadt on the Review's twenty-fifth anniversary gala.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Robinson: Insiders 'trying to throw out the old constitution'

Laura Ingraham '85

Laura Ingraham '85

Alumni Trustee Peter Robinson '79 spoke Thursday morning to Laura Ingraham '85, host of The Laura Ingraham Show and a former TDR editor, about how "the folks who run the Alumni Association are trying to throw out the old [alumni] constitution and give us an entirely new constitution."

"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

Dartmouth Rundown

I've been a bit slow in blogging the past few weeks, as I've been driving home, starting work, etc etc. Here are a few items of note.

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

'Voting? Yes. Democracy? Not at all.'

Peter Robinson, the Alumni Constitution, a "Timeline of Dirty Tricks,"
and Joseph Stalin: all in The New York Times:

"Dartmouth Alumni Battles Become a Spectator Sport"

You say you want a revolution?

A communique intercepted from alumni high command:
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.

Email: alumni.council@alum.dartmouth.org

Thank you for your participation.


Rick Routhier '73 Tu '76

Chair, Alumni Council Nominating and Trustee Search Committee

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Mallard Fillmore

Mallard Fillmore congratulates the Review on 25 years.

Thought it might be of interest to some.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Three Indians Taken in Lax Draft

Three senior Indian lacrosse players were taken in the 2006 Major League Lacrosse draft. Co-captain Brad Heritage was chosen by San Francisco in the 4th round, while co-captain Jamie Coffin and two-sport star Ryan Danahey were both drafted by Boston in the 4th and 5th rounds, respectively.