A proficient writer responds to his Dartmouth critics

If I were one of the four accomplished Dartmouth trustees who ran successfully as alumni petition candidates — T.J. Rodgers, Peter Robinson, Todd Zywicki, and Stephen Smith — I’d begin to take the Dartmouth trustees’ pending threat to abolish trustee elections a little personally. In the case of the fourth of these candidates, University of Virginia Law School Professor Smith, it would be hard not to. According to the charges bruited by the losers, Professor Smith bought his victory with big bucks and a slick public relations campaign. In today’s Dartmouth, Professor Smith responds:

Before the ink was dry on the press release announcing my election to the Board of Trustees last month, we were let in on a secret: a Board committee from which petition trustees have been excluded is exploring alternative methods of selecting Trustees


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