Monday, April 07, 2008

Recap of Recent Alumni Events on Power Line

From Paul Mirengoff '71 at Power Line:

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But Dartmouth has no interest in such a compromise because its overriding objective is precisely to exclude its alums from meaningful participation in college governance. Thus, the college has chosen to play one more card. It has put together a slate of candidates for the AoA Executive Committee that has agreed, if elected, to drop the lawsuit. Their platform, in other words, is capitulation to Dartmouth’s plan to deprive the alumni of any meaningful say.

In response, I have joined a slate that is committed to maintaining the lawsuit, since it is all that stands in the way of the virtually total marginalization of Dartmouth alumni. The slate is headed by Mike Murphy ’61 and also includes Marian Chambers ’76, the first female graduate of Dartmouth’s initial coeducational class, who is running for Secretary/Treasurer. I’m running for something called 2d Vice President. Our slate has established a website, Dartmouth Parity, which you can visit here.

Voting begins on April 28 and will continue until June 5. If you’re a Dartmouth alum, please consider supporting us. If you know Dartmouth alums, please spread the word.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paul Mirengoff is not intelligent enough to run.

Dartmouth's "overriding objective is precisely to exclude its alums from meaningful participation in college governance"? And all along I thought its objective was education and its board completely dominated by alumni. Almost completely captured.

Paul Mirengoff is entirely ignorant of the organization he is trying to join. The college did not "put together a slate of candidates," it was the Executive nominating itself. The group he's trying to get elected to.

Paul Mirengoff thinks the preservation of 8 alumni trustees -- a minority before, a minority after -- is "the virtually total marginalization of Dartmouth alumni." This joker does not even deserve to run a blog.

chumbawumba said...

Sorry I didn't read policy first. I wrote the message above.

George W. Potts said...

I just visited the "Dartmouth Undying" blog. It states there "The 'Commentary' Page is Open - Check It Out!" Unfortunately there currently is no reference to any such page. I wonder what happened? If they disabled the "Commentary" page, they certainly should have disabled the message referring to it. I would love to comment about their attempt to disenfranchise me.

Anonymous said...

All pages of the Dartmouth Undying web site are functioning properly, including the "Commentary" page. Please check again.

chumbawumba said...

Dartblog and "Dartmouth Parity" are both supporting a lawsuit against my alma mater, but they have no comments page at all. I would love to comment about how misguided they are.

A.S. Erickson said...

After looking at the 'Commentary' page on the Dartmouth Undying site, I skipped over to the "Testimonials' page where there seems to be some confusion on alumna vs. alumnae.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like "libel" vs. "slander" [Dartblog?

Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like chumbawumba is a Hanover Institute plant masquerading as a Dartmouth Undying loyalist. This tactic is unfair.

Where are Eve Wallace and John Fitzpatrick when you need them. Help!

chumbawumba said...

Why does it sound that way? If I were a Hanover Institute plant (like Frank Gado) I would not criticize Paul Mirengoff for demonstrating his complete lack of qualifications in the race for Exec. Comm. office.

Alumni must wrest the AoA from the control of outside attack groups and stop the idiotic lawsuit.

chumbawumba said...

Why don't you Dartlog people go over to Dartblog and knock some sense into them? I mean, shrill partisanship is one thing, but calling the Hanover Institute's slate "independent" and "honest"? Come on...

Anonymous said...

"shrill partisanship is one thing" - keep it coming, chumbawumba. With enemies like you, who needs friends?

chumbawumba said...

Erm, I thought describing Dartblog's idiocy as "shrill partisanship" was charitable...

Why would pointing out Dartblog's blind obedience of to the pro-litigation side actually raise support for that side?

Do not forget that Dartblog is anything but "independent." Joe Malchow has worked for the plaintiffs themselves and built their abortive website at dartmouthalum.org.