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February 12, 2017 5:24PM
17W DLAB

Participants came to session 4, titled “Leadership for Others,” having ranked the top values of the Dartmouth community. This differed from participants’ individual values, as the focus of the reflection was to consider how the College is perceived as a whole. Participants wrote the top 5 values on Post-It notes and then worked together to group the values in thematic buckets. In my group, the themes that emerged included personal growth, community, and achievement.

Following this...

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February 12, 2017 9:50AM
16F MLDP

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program that prepares students to succeed in all of their management and leadership endeavors.

Archer Chapin ’19, an engineering major, signed up for the MLDP program during his sophomore year, because he wanted to improve his communication and management skills and apply these skills to his engineering education.

This past November, Archer attended the SPARK Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard Business...

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February 10, 2017 4:02PM

Grant McArtor ’19 is from Boiling Springs, South Carolina and graduated high school at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In high school, Grant was a member the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society and lettered in varsity rowing. Additionally, Grant was a National Merit Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction.

As a student at Dartmouth, Grant intends to major in Economics and minor in Government.

For his First-Year Fellowship, Grant was placed with...

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February 09, 2017 1:51PM

This series introduces the 2016-2017 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows. Each fellow reflects on why he or she wanted to be a part of the program and what aspects of leadership most interests them.

While at Dartmouth, I have come to realize that there are multiple styles of leadership and that my methods can be just as effective as...

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February 09, 2017 8:44AM
17W RLF

In his session “Leading People and Delivering Results,” Dr. David Ager facilitated discussion over a Harvard Business School case study. The case focused on whether a senior management director at Morgan Stanley, Paul Nasr, should promote his star revenue producer, Rob Parson. Parson has been extremely successful in generating revenue for the firm, but has an aggressive personality that strongly conflicts with Morgan Stanley’s team-oriented culture. The session began with Dr. Ager...

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February 08, 2017 11:40AM

Alex Magnuson ’19 grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Columbus Academy.  At Dartmouth, Alex is pursuing a major in Economics with a minor in Geography. He is a member of the Dartmouth Figure Skating and Parliamentary Debate teams, teaches P.E. skating classes to undergraduates, and volunteered for the Dartmouth for Hillary Campaign.

For his First-Year Fellowship, Alex worked as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. This took many forms, and varied between the...

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February 08, 2017 10:36AM
16F MLDP

Young Jang ’19, reflects on his participation in the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) during the 2016 fall term.

I joined MLDP due to a friend’s recommendation, and I learned numerous important skills and aspects about being an efficient and dependable leader.

The most important thing that I learned is that true leadership does not exist in a vacuum. While I learned many skills and tips on becoming an efficient leader, none of it matters until I...

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February 07, 2017 9:30AM

Asha initially became involved with the Rockefeller Center her sophomore year by participating in the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and in the Create Your Path program. These programs caused her to think about how she could align her academic and career interests with her personal goals. Asha next enrolled in the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) because of her mentor, who served as a student program assistant for RGLP at the same. Asha reflects that being a...

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February 07, 2017 12:00AM
17W Public Program

There were 180+ attendees at the “Aftermath: What the 2016 Election Taught Us About Polls, Predictions and American Politics” event with Harry Enten ’11 on Feb 3, with a majority of students in the audience.

Interesting aspects of the lecture included Enten’s assessment of how little the greater majority of the polled public understands about polling and statistical data analysis. The background information of the data covers confidence intervals and also concerns itself with the...

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February 06, 2017 12:44PM
17W Public Program

As the highest court in our nation with the power of judicial review, the Supreme Court has always been pivotal in formulating both our nation’s identity and trajectory. Over the last several years, however, the Supreme Court has become an especially hot topic as it has made sweeping and highly publicized landmark decisions that have reverberated throughout the country and that promise to continue reverberating for many years to come. Yet the Supreme Court’s record has been curiously mixed...

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