The trustees of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), reports the Jerusalem Post, have unanimously voted against severing ties with Israeli universities, and no one rose to argue in favor of the corrosive proposal. Good sense and respect for openness to diverse views prevailed. Had the outcome of this vote been different, a dangerous precedent would have been set for all academe. Kudos to the trustees.
Poor Dartmouth College. Having opted back in the nineteenth century to allow its alumni to choose half of its governing board, it is now stuck with the consequences: four successive trustee elections lost to insurgents and an administration plan to hobble future insurgent nominations scotched for good measure.