Phi Beta Cons

The Dartmouth Victory

It’s a big win for higher-ed reformers — and a great triumph for Smith, whom I profiled here. It certainly can’t be said that the Dartmouth administration was caught sleeping. The establishment tried hard to keep Smith from becoming a trustee, and it failed. Maybe it should begin to take the reformers more seriously. For more analysis, go to Joe’s Dartblog.

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.