Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Next Round

According to The Dartmouth, the Association of Alumni is planning to file a lawsuit that would stop the Board of Trustees to fill the eight new seats on the board.

4 comments:

John Bruce said...

It seems to me that the Board tried to do more than it needed. In fact, if it wanted to keep the petition Trustees from reaching a majority, it didn't need to do anything at all, since they would at best be 8 votes of 17 -- IF they won four more elections and had existing members reappointed. All the Board ever needed to do was temporize and be patient for another year, then start not reappointing the petition dudes. All 100% kosher.

Why do all this drastic stuff that increases the complexity and distraction level? This, among other things, multiplies the possibility of mistakes. My own sense is that the Board's move last month was a major tactical blunder.

Anonymous said...

The board wasn't concerned about petition trustees from becoming a majority. Under the 1891 Agreement, Alumni Trustees (including petition trustees) are always a minority of the board.

correction said...

"concerned about keeping petition trustees from"

John Bruce said...

Yes, that's what I said. So why did the Board need to do anything at all?