Proponents of the Dartmouth trustee board-packing plan have portrayed those of us who support the traditional role of the alumni in electing half the board as part of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Class of ’02 alum Daniel King isn’t buying it:
“I am an openly gay man, a teacher, a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign,” writes Daniel King, Class of 2002, in an essay just emailed to Dartblog. “I don’t really think my political leanings should have anything to do with how I vote in the current Association of Alumni elections,” he writes.
“The real battle going on is one between an overly paternalistic College administration, supported by a rubber-stamp Board of Trustees that has totally abdicated its oversight responsibilities—and, on the other side, loyal alumni from all sides of the political spectrum who wish to not see the value of their Dartmouth degree plummet and to preserve the historic and unique ties that alumni have to our alma mater.”
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