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April 26, 2017 7:01PM
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Addiction is epidemic in our society and, as such, has become a common word that many people are familiar with, perhaps even painfully so. When one hears this word, thoughts of alcohol and drug addiction almost exclusively come to mind. However, addiction can manifest in many other forms as well, each of which is perceived and received differently by society. Indeed, some forms of addiction have become nonchalantly embedded into our daily vocabularies, as in the case of shopping or Internet...

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April 25, 2017 11:32PM
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Through the Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Program, undergraduate students are able to spend a term living and studying at the University of Oxford’s Keble College. As a fully integrated member of the Oxford community, these students take courses in the British tutorial system that relate to their major and course of study at Dartmouth. Anwita Mahajan ’17, an Economics major, participated in this exchange term during the winter of 2017.

As one of the few off-campus exchange programs...

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April 21, 2017 5:27PM
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In our Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

I found the Rockefeller Center my freshman fall and was most involved my first two years: as a First-Year Fellow, through the...

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April 20, 2017 6:18PM
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Megan McArdle is a Washington-based writer focused on the interrelationship of business, economics, and public policy. Her work has appeared in outlets including but not limited to The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Newsweek, Time, and Businessweek. Her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success, analyzes how failing well may turn out to be a key to success.

McArdle...

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April 20, 2017 12:00AM
Senior Honor Thesis Grants

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. Read about Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu's experience developing her thesis Grieving for the Ungrievable: Support Systems Among Bereaved Ghanaians in the United States. Nana credits the Rockefeller Center and Mellon...

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April 19, 2017 2:13PM
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Noah Goldstein '18 interned at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the 2016 Fall Term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report

During the fall of 2016 I worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce – Trade Administration & Commercial Services in the U.S. Embassy at London as an international trade assistant. The organization is the trade branch of the government and, as this one was based in the UK, was responsible for encouraging U.S. exports to the UK....

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April 18, 2017 3:20PM
17S Student Lunch

On Thursday, April 13, the Rockefeller Center and the Student Veterans Association at Dartmouth co-hosted a Student Lunch with Professor William Wohlforth.

Professor Wohlforth, the Daniel Webster Professor of Government at Dartmouth, discussed and answered questions on his newest book, America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century, co-authored with colleague, Stephen Brooks.

America Abroad provides a nuanced look at how America’s global...

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April 18, 2017 11:16AM
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Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of the McDonough Leadership Center at Marietta College, facilitated one of the most engaging, entertaining, and eye-opening lectures I've ever been a part of.

From the very start, we were parts of the complex puzzle of cultural competency that he was putting together. Dr. Perruci explained concepts using us as role-playing examples, which made the lessons more real.

Our simulation of a welcome ceremony on a small island made me think outside of the box...

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April 13, 2017 4:26PM
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Housing Tip Sheet

This tip sheet was compiled from the feedback of previous interns. Scroll to the bottom for links that have been helpful to students in the past.

Tips:

1. Start Early: Affordable internship housing gets competitive (especially for the summer term), so start as early as possible. Start looking even before you have secured an internship, and put down a deposit as soon as your internship is...

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April 11, 2017 8:06AM
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Is America great again yet? We are approaching the conclusion of Trump’s first 100 days—the conspicuous yardstick for which pundits, the media, and politicians alike measure the direction and achievements of an administration. It has been an eventful 2017. Have Trump’s actions been congruent with his campaign promises? Are his accomplishments thus far befitting of his campaign philosophy? Are his supporters content? What do these days forecast for the rest of his term?

On Wednesday,...

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