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Fired for Doing His Job


Phi Beta Con’s and ACTA’s Anne Neal had a nice piece in yesterday’s Examiner on the Dartmouth/Todd Zywicki kerfuffle. Zywicki, PBC readers may remember, was elected to Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees four years ago on a reform platform. His ideas included hiring more faculty in popular departments, putting the brakes on administrative spending, and emphasizing teaching over research. When he saw a problem at Dartmouth, he brought it up. He wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions. In other words, he acted like a trustee should. But, in a baffling turn of events, Zywicki was recently booted from the board. Apparently, tough questions are not welcome in Hanover.


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