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February 20, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Approaching the Alumni Constitution

To the Editor:

I hope that the letter byAndrew Getraer '86 ("Disingenuous Behavior," Oct. 3) does not represent how most alumni will approach the discussion and voting on the proposed new alumni constitution.Andrew seems to have made his mind up, but a few things need to be clarified for anyone else interested in this topic.

First, "Changing the Rules" was not an article, it was an opinion piece byJoseph Asch '79.I would encourage alumni to read the proposal themselves and not rely on someone else's interpretation, it deserves thoughtful consideration and an informed debate.

Second, the constitutional reform started by the Association of Alumni and the Alumni Council began before the recent election of petition candidates to the Board of Trustees. Changes in the process for electing trustees have been on the table from the beginning. This is not news and it is not a conspiracy "to rig trustee elections."

Third, "the administration" really has very little to do with it. College officials did not write this proposal, alumni volunteers did. The only role the College has in the process is assisting with the logistics.