Skip to main content

This website is no longer being updated. Visit Dartmouth Now for all news published after June 7, 2010.


Dartmouth News
>  Features >   Dartmouth Governance

Information on the Association of Alumni lawsuit against Dartmouth College

NOTE: for information on the November, 2008, lawsuit filed against Dartmouth by a group of seven alumni, click here

The New Hampshire Superior Court, on June 27, issued an order approving the joint stipulation filed by attorneys for Dartmouth College and the College's Association of Alumni voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit brought by the Association in October 2007.

The dismissal follows the recent election of the Association's new executive committee, all of whom were committed to ending the lawsuit. The eleven executive committee members were elected by a 60 percent majority, with a record 24,900 (38 percent) of Dartmouth's more than 60,000 alumni voting in the election.

The lawsuit was filed in October, 2007 after a 6-3 vote by the Association's previous executive committee. The lawsuit was opposed by the previous president of the Association, Bill Hutchinson '76, as well as the executive committee of the Alumni Council.

Read the order (187 kb PDF file)
Dartmouth statement on the termination of the lawsuit
Court filings
Background information
Selected news coverage

Court filings

2008

2007

Background information

2008

2007

Selected news coverage of the alumni lawsuit

2008

2007

Last Updated: 7/17/09