Monday, October 30, 2006

Return Fire

In today's Letters to the Editor section in the Wall Street Journal, Peter Robinson '79 responds in short to J. B. Daukus's letter from last week. I encourage all of you to read the letter here (subscription required); but more importantly, for those alumni who have yet to cast their vote, I encourage you to read the proposed changes and decide for yourself how democracy is best served. Go here and click on Final Proposed Alumni Constitution (June 2006).

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hockey off to first 2-0 start in 19 years

With the 3-2 win over Vermont tonight, the men's ice hockey team is off to its first 2-0 start to a season since the fall of 1987. In a game that featured 62 minutes in penalties, Dartmouth persevered over the neighboring Catamounts in front of 4011 at Thompson Arena.

Captain Tanner Glass and Ass't Captain David Jones each had a goal and an assist on the night, while Mike Devine made 29 saves to earn the victory.

Dartmouth (2-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC) continues its four-game long homestand next Friday and Saturday, hosting the North Country duo of St. Lawrence (2-3-0) and Clarkson (4-1-1).

Friday, October 27, 2006

#17 Dartmouth opens season with 5-2 victory over #11 Harvard

Dartmouth's men's hockey team started last season 0-4 before going a remarkable 14-2-2 over the final 18 conference games to win its first regular season ECAC crown in team history.

This year started a tad differently, with the squad downing archrival Harvard, 5-2, in the season opener for both teams. The top forwards accounted for three of the five goals, one each by Wyman, Jones, and Johnson while Glass finished with three helpers. Freshman T.J.Galiardi notched his first collegiate goal in front of near-sellout crowd of 4318 at Thompson Arena.

Dartmouth (1-0, 1-0 ECAC) hosts Vermont (2-2-1, 0-0-1 Hockey East) in a non-conference matchup on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Daukus Fires Back

John D. Daukas, member of the Alumni Governance Task Force, responds to Peter Robinson's '79 recent op-ed piece in a letter to the editor in today's Wall Street Journal. Daukas spewed the usual response to all attacks on the constitution, while roundly ignoring what Mr. Robinson had to say. Short on valid arguments and long on inconsequential endorsements, Daukas fails to hit his mark - in fact, he fails to hit anything. Among the most amusing of his points was the endorsement of the D (wonder if the routine full page ads have something to do with it), while at the same time he willfully (so I must assume) ignores the many papers who have withheld support, including this one. Enjoy (subscription required).

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Robinson in WSJ

Peter Robinson '79, fellow at the Hoover Institute and member of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees, has an op-ed piece in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal concerning the Alumni Constitution. Robinson eschews the typical arguments against the Constitution; instead, he addresses the increased transparency into college issues afforded by the internet. The point: Administrators now have reason to fear that their actions will not go unnoticed now that alumni magazines are not the only vehicle for news about the College on the Hill. Here for the full piece.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

TDR Carnivale

The new issue of The Dartmouth Review is now online. Take a look for stories on selling your soul, bearded ladies, and dancing with the Devil.

Also be sure to check out Nick Desai's feature interview with Francis Fukuyama.