Dartmouth alumni have until May 6 to vote on the proposed amendment to the Association of Alumni (AoA) constitution regarding procedures for electing alumni trustees (the small percentage of such trustees the college still permits us to elect). I voted against the amendment for the reasons set forth here.
The AoA has proposed this amendment because the board of trustees thinks the proposed procedure will make it more difficult to elect independent “petition” Trustees. Whether it would have that effect, I don’t know. But there is no reason to vote for an amendment that is intended to increase the board of trustee’s stranglehold on the college. This is particularly true since the AoA has proposed no changes that would address the many advantages that the establishment-backed candidates possess.
Alums can vote in this election by going here.