After a day of swirling rumors, it is now official: Dartmouth’s free speech trustees have won. Peter Robinson and Todd Zywicki have been elected to the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, where they will no doubt work to transform Dartmouth into a true marketplace of ideas—restoring a culture of free speech and (not coincidentally) leading Dartmouth into further national prominence and influence.
Peter and Todd now join T.J. Rodgers as independent voices on Dartmouth’s board. When T.J. was elected a year ago, many people dismissed him as an anomaly. With the election of two more trustees—this time in the face of a strong establishment reaction and extensive voting irregularities that favored establishment candidates—Dartmouth is facing not an “anomaly” but a genuine free speech movement.