Congratulations to Stephen Smith! In our April issue, we reported on the candidacy of Mr. Smith, a professor at the University of Virginia Law School, who was running against three other Dartmouth alumni for a spot on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. On May 17, the college announced the results of the election: Mr. Smith won handily, with 55 percent of the vote. This is good news for Dartmouth—good news, too, for American higher education—though we doubt that it is being much celebrated by the Dartmouth administration, which quietly but inexorably opposed Mr. Smith’s election. Why? Because Mr. Smith was an independent candidate, not groomed by the Dartmouth administration, and one, moreover, who had declared himself critical of administrative bloat and curricular errancy. “The administration,” Mr. Smith wrote in one of his position papers, “is on a path that rewards administrators at the expense of faculty ...