The New Criterion is probably more consistently worth reading than any other magazine in English.
Notes & Comments
Dartmouth & the Brezhnev doctrine
On the Dartmouth administration's plan to reassert control of the board of trustees.
was right!Support The
Disturbances on the periphery can betoken trouble at the center. Bucolic Hanover, New Hampshire, may seem like a remote outpost. But what just happened at Dartmouth College has serious implications for efforts to reform institutions of higher education nationwide. It is not an encouraging development.
Last month, we reported on the unfolding power play by the Dartmouth administration. A brief racap: Dartmouth isor rather, Dartmouth wasunusual in its governance. From 1891 until early September, nearly half its eighteen trustees were elected from a slate of alumni candidates. The other half, apart from a couple of ex officio slots, were appointed by the board itself. In practice, since the administration vetted elected as well as appointed candidates, the board of trustees controlled all the seats In 2004, however, something unexpected happened. T. J. Rodgers, someone not sanctioned by the D ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 26 October 2007, on page 1
Copyright © 2014 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/dartmouth-the-brezhnev-doctrine-3631
E-mail to friend
On the current state of poetry
The failings of a soft power approach to Russia
On art: context, meaning, and vandalism
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "The Many Misjudgments of Richard Hofstadter"