Dartmouth is at a crossroads, but it is not a decision of left or right. The decision is one of backwards or forwards. Undeniably, the teaching culture at Dartmouth is critical to the undergraduate experience. However, the road forward must be facilitated by excellence in research coupled with outstanding teaching. By not addressing the importance of the research culture to Dartmouth undergraduates, the recently released Student Assembly report entitled "The Soul of Dartmouth: The Academic Direction of Dartmouth College" does not represent the student body as a whole.