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April 18, 2017 11:16AM

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...

April 13, 2017 4:26PM

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.


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...

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,...

April 10, 2017 1:26PM
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In our Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

While at Dartmouth, I was fortunate to receive an interdisciplinary education, exploring classes in departments and ultimately deciding to major in Government. Outside of class, I spent much of my time choreographing, dancing, and performing with Raaz, Dartmouth...

April 07, 2017 6:27PM

GlobeMed’s 5th Annual Benefit Dinner was a great opportunity for me to get more involved and learn all the details that go into planning a large event. I learned a lot about collaboration, the importance of goal-setting, and the ability to see the bigger picture even when it can seem a distant and daunting task. Funding from the Rockefeller Center was absolutely critical in allowing us to put on an event that both looked and felt like it was high quality. Without funding, it would have been...

April 07, 2017 7:04AM
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Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. The death rates have increased in 30 states and the drug overdose death rate has significantly increased from 12.3 per 100,000 population in 2010 to 16.3 in 2015. In 2015, there were 52,404 lethal drug overdoses and 33,091 (63.1%) of those deaths were due to opioids. Opioid addiction is truly driving the drug epidemic in the United States; 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdoes. (Source:...

April 06, 2017 5:40PM

Each session, participants from our Management and Leadership Development Program nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and/or how their nominees provide an excellent example of leadership in the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated by their peers a number of times to pass MLDP with excellence. Below are the collaborated...

April 04, 2017 9:18PM

Students who work for the Rockefeller Center meet twice a term for group learning sessions that focus on a wide variety of workplace topics, such as performance management, goal setting, feedback, and organizational culture. For the first spring term session, Rockefeller Center Staff Vincent Mack and Lynn Spencer, along with Ben Bradley, of the Dartmouth Bystander Initiative, co-facilitated a session on taking initiative in the workplace, especially in the face of inappropriate behavior....

April 02, 2017 1:53PM

Ashley Dotson ’18 first became involved with the Rockefeller Center by participating in the Global Leadership Development Program (RGLP) her sophomore winter and then participating in the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) the following spring. She found her experience with RGLP to be “interesting and rewarding.” Thus, she continued staying involved with the Rockefeller Center and now works as a Student Program Assistant for MLDP.

Ashley remembers a conversation she...

March 30, 2017 3:32PM

On February 2nd, 2017, Professor Edward Miller joined the Thought Project Living Learning Community for dinner to discuss the Vietnam War. Professor Miller spoke about his recent trip to Vietnam with former Secretary of State John Kerry. A Vietnam War veteran, Kerry was decorated with a silver star for his service. In the fall of 2016, Kerry visited Vietnam, and he relied on Professor Miller to guide him through the territory with World War II-era maps. It was fascinating to hear Professor...



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