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March 29, 2010 5:11PM

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership...

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March 16, 2010 12:00AM
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Gambling Testimony

On March 16, 2010, three Dartmouth student researchers in the Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop—Anya Perret ’11, David Lumbert ’12, and Boyd Lever ’10—presented their findings on the social costs of gambling in formal testimony before the New Hampshire Gaming Study Commission in Concord. The 15-member Commission was created by Governor John Lynch to investigate the costs and benefits of expanding...

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March 04, 2010 12:00AM
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State Park Funding Testimony

On March 4, 2010, Christopher Whitehead ’12, Daniel Van Deusen ’11, and Travis Blalock ’12 of the Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop made a presentation in Concord to legislators from three committees of the NH House of Representatives as well as to officials from the Department of Resources and Economic Development. The students presented their findings to more than 30 members of the Executive...

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February 02, 2010 12:00AM
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Biomass Boiler Testimony

On February 2, 2010, three Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students, Brendan McVeigh ’10, Elizabeth Mitchell ’10, and Ian Rorick ’10 testified in Concord before the New Hampshire House Executive Departments and Administration Committee, chaired by Rep. Anne-Marie Irwin and the Science, Technology and Energy Committee, chaired by Rep. Naida Kaen. The joint session served as a review of...

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January 27, 2010 7:50PM

On January 15 and 16, the Rockefeller Center was the site of a parliamentary debate tournament hosted by the Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate student group, with support funding provided by the Rockefeller Center. In all, over forty schools were represented in the tournament. The tournament was organized into preliminary rounds. These preliminary rounds determined which schools advanced to the quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds. The Johns Hopkins University pair earned top team at the...

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January 12, 2010 12:00AM
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Third Party Ballot Access Testimony

On January 12, 2010, two Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students, Jeremy Kaufmann ’12 and William Hix ’12, testified in Concord before the New Hampshire House Committee on Election Law, chaired by Rep. Jane Clemons, on a proposed third party ballot access bill. Jeremy and Will provided written testimony in the form of a policy brief, made a ten-minute Powerpoint presentation to the members of the...

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December 30, 2009 7:59PM


In December 2009 Carsten Hansen '12, a former Rockefeller Center intern and participant in the Center's Civic Skills Training program, attended the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hansen filed the following report.

Attending the Conference of Parties (COP 15) Copenhagen Climate Change Summit was an awesome and overwhelming experience. I...

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June 15, 2009 12:00AM
Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row: Dylan Nelson ‘09, Ashley Smith ‘09, Khiet Nguyen ‘09, Agatha Erickson ‘09, Radha Kulkarni ‘09, Lauren Farleigh ‘09

Middle Row: Sean Nelson ‘09, Taylor Dryman ‘09, Raymond Rodriguez ‘09, Brenna Hughes ‘09, Katherine Dutko ‘09, Annie Rittgers ‘09, John Beck ‘09

Back Row: Andrew Zabel ‘09, Lee Cooper ‘09, Adam Breuer ‘09, Lense Gebre-Mariam ‘09, Harshil Shah ‘09, Julian Thomas ‘09, Matthew Alkaitis ‘09, Jeffrey Kolovson...

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June 02, 2009 12:00AM

Dartmouth College undertook a major initiative in undergraduate leadership education through a $5.6 million gift from Glenda and Fritz Corrigan, Class of 1964, and their family. The Corrigan family gift is a spendable twenty-year commitment to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, the College’s interdisciplinary center for social science and public policy.

“We are so grateful to the Corrigan family for significantly expanding the opportunities for leadership training and studies available...

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May 09, 2009 12:00AM
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Testifying before the Interbranch Criminal and Juvenile Justice Council in Concord

On Monday, May 18th, three Policy Research Shop students, Schuyler Evans, Christopher Zablocki, and Kahlie Dufresne testified before the Interbranch Criminal and Juvenile Justice Council (ICJJC) in Concord, New Hampshire. The ICJJC is chaired by John T. Broderick, Jr., Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The testimony...

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