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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Hamilton Election Results

August 18, 2005 by ACTA

The results are in, and the four dark horse alumni candidates for Hamilton College's Board of Trustees have all been defeated. The election was hotly contested, as the procedural rules governing candidates' campaigns appeared to favor the three candidates who were nominated by the college's alumni association and to disadvantage the independent alumni candidates whose platforms were highly critical of Hamilton's governance procedures. Hamilton College Alumni for Governance Reform says that it is encouraged by the fact that its candidates received 36% of the vote, despite "the explicit prohibition of contact data or reference to any hard copy reference or on-line resources in the 100 word statement of candidacy," "3 mass mailings in support of the incumbency," and "a phone campaign of unknown duration."

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