Check out the fascinating article by Joseph Rago in The Wall Street Journal‘s OpinionJournal concerning T.J. Rodgers and the Dartmouth trustee wars. The article also mentions FIRE’s decision in 2005 to change Dartmouth’s speech code rating from Red (worst) to Green (best) in light of reforms the college implemented in response to FIRE’s concerns. OpinionJournal has also printed a follow-up editorial about Dartmouth largely echoing Mr. Rodgers’ concerns. Together, the articles illuminate several serious and chronic problems with attempts to reform higher education which we are looking forward to exploring next week on The Torch.
In the meantime, enjoy your Labor Day weekend and stay tuned as the school year heads into full swing!