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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Wa-hoo-wah: The vox clamantis in deserto has been heard at Dartmouth with the election of insurgent write-in candidates Peter Robinson and Todd Zywicki to the Board of Trustees, in a rebuke to the university administration that pulled out the stops to hobble their candidacies. The Internet in this case has furthered a democratic grassroots challenge to the entrenched academic Left, and that's all to the good. The Dartmouth Review's Dartlog has comprehensive coverage.
At Armavirumque former Dartmouth Review editor James Panero writes:
For the establishment omerta that has kept conservative leaders out of the governing bodies of our top schools, this may just be one more battle won in the effort to retake the universities.
The message the Robinson-Zywicki election sends is simple, and I think of much wider applicability than just Dartmouth: Colleges and universities are out of touch with large segments of their alums, and those alums do not like the policies and practices they read about at their alma maters. Surely more "write-in" candidacies are in the offing at other institutions. Existing boards have to look at their memberships and ask if they reflect the institution's diversity or just a dominant elite's view of the world.