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May 03, 2017 6:07AM
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Since Edward Jenner created the world’s very first vaccine in the late eighteenth century, vaccines have become a widely accepted and important part of medical practice, to the point of achieving nearly taken-for-granted status. Indeed, one would be hard-pressed to find a Dartmouth College student who has never had a vaccine; certain vaccinations are often required before enrolling at school or going abroad, a testament to how commonplace vaccines have become. Despite their near ubiquity in...

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May 01, 2017 12:07PM
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PRS Students Testify before the Vermont House Committee on Human Services

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students, Emily Schneider ’19 and Brian Thorpe ’19, traveled to Montpelier to testify before the Vermont House Committee on Human Services.  Emily, a biology major and public policy minor, and Brian, an economics major and public policy minor, spent the fall and winter terms researching and drafting their report,...

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May 01, 2017 11:42AM
Class of 1964 Outstanding Leadership Award

At the 2017 Football Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 3, 2017, the Class of 1964 presented its third Outstanding Leadership Award to Dartmouth Head Football Coach, Eugene F. “Buddy” Teevens III. The Class established the Outstanding Leadership Award at its 50th reunion in June of 2014 to honor those individuals who share the Class’s belief in the importance of developing young leaders to take on today’s challenges.

The Class of 1964 has contributed both personally and financially to...

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May 01, 2017 11:17AM
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In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

My time working for the Rockefeller Center has given me great confidence in my abilities to lead, facilitate, and communicate. Yes, those sound like buzzwords, but hear me out—it’s only the introductory sentence! Seriously: if you are looking to improve yourself, work an engaging on-...

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May 01, 2017 12:00AM
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The Rockefeller Center Board of Visitors (BoV) convened in April for their biannual meeting. Visitors, who serve as advisors to the Director of the Center, are all Dartmouth alumni and represent academia, business, non-profit organizations, and the law.

Each year, at the conclusion of their first day of meetings, Visitors attend a reception held in Hinman Forum where they meet and talk with students involved with the Center.

The Reverend Leah Daughtry ’84, 2017 recipient of the...

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April 29, 2017 1:45PM
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Robert He '19 was funded by the Class of 1964 to intern at the Office of Public Engagement at the White House during the 2016 fall term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

In the fall of 2016, I had the immense privilege of serving as an intern in the Obama Administration at the White House. I served in the Office of Public Engagement, and helped to fulfill the President’s goal of making the White House as open and participatory as possible. In my role, I...

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April 28, 2017 12:32PM
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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences has announced the Reverend Leah D. Daughtry ’84 as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Distinguished Public Service Award.

This award was established by the Rockefeller Center Board of Visitors in 1990 to honor Nelson A. Rockefeller ’30 for his dedication to service in the public and private sectors. Recipients of the award have demonstrated a similar commitment to these shared ideals of public...

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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 25, 2017 1:47PM
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PRS Students Testify before the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

On Friday, April 21, 2017, two Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students, Joby Bernstein ’17 and Bill Kosmidis ’19, traveled to Montpelier to testify before the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, chaired by Rep. David Deen.  In a prior PRS testimony before the committee, PRS students had presented a policy brief that placed a valuation on Lake Champlain. ...

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