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Dartmouth’s trustee battle heads to the courts:

The Association of Alumni of Dartmouth College went to court to challenge governance changes that the Dartmouth board announced on Sept. 8. Under the plan, Dartmouth’s 18-member board is to be expanded by eight trustees chosen by the board, thereby reducing the proportion of trustees elected by the alumni to one-third, from one-half (not counting New Hampshire’s governor and Dartmouth’s president, who serve ex officio). In papers filed in Grafton County Superior Court, the association said the new plan violated the 1891 agreement under which the alumni and the board each selected an equal number of trustees.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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