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July 14, 2017 2:50PM
17S, Management and Leadership Development Program

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 comments...

July 12, 2017 10:31AM
Sadhana Hall

This past week, Sadhana Hall, Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center, kick-started the 2017 summer DRIVE program with a lecture on leadership attitude. The DP2 Leadership DRIVE program, created and directed by Steven Spaulding, focuses on team-building and creating a championship culture among Dartmouth’s student athletes. This year DRIVE welcomed Hall as the first of their guest lecturers. Hall inspired the students with an impassioned and personal speech about knowing how to lead...

July 10, 2017 4:57PM
17X, Young African Leadership Initiative

For the fourth summer in a row, Dartmouth is host to 25 emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa through the Mandela Washington Fellowship as part of the United States Government’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). The Fellows participated in an academic and leadership institute in business and entrepreneurship for six-weeks during the summer term of 2017.

YALI is a program led by the Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs...

July 07, 2017 1:47PM
17X, Julia Decerega

Julia Decerega '18 interned at the Brazil Institute within the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the 2017 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

Thanks to a gracious grant from the Rockefeller Center, I was able to spend my winter term of 2017 in Washington, D.C. interning at the Brazil Institute within the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. The Wilson Center is the official memorial to President Wilson and one of the most...

July 06, 2017 12:30PM
17X, Pettersson

On May 15, 2017, Karin Pettersson gave the Bernard D. Nossiter ’47 lecture on the challenges that traditional media outlets and democracy in a broader sense, face in a period of intense political polarization as encapsulated in far right-wing populist movements. Pettersson discussed the perfect storm formed by the transformation of the media landscape and the ascension of right-wing populism in Europe and the United States, combined with the vulnerabilities these changes have revealed....

July 03, 2017 12:30PM
4th of July

Congress declared the Fourth of July a federal holiday in 1870 as a day to celebrate the independence of the United States of America. The holiday is traditionally marked by fireworks, parades, and other outdoors celebrations across the country, the biggest being the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York City. Many politicians and public figures make public speeches honoring the country's history and heritage.

Here in the Upper Valley, local towns and cities, such as...

June 27, 2017 11:08AM

The Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors looking to make significant progress in their leadership and management development. Featuring weekly sessions led by expert guest speakers, MLDP employs experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills that employers have indicated are most important to them. Participants are...

June 23, 2017 2:42PM
17X DC Reception

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Each year the occasion provides an opportunity for the Center’s First-Year Fellows, newly arrived to the city and ready to embark on their 8-week summer internships, to meet and network with their Dartmouth Alumni mentors.

“The First-Year Fellows program is a great example of the partnership between the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth alumni, who find many...

June 13, 2017 2:48PM
17X Civic Skills Training

The Class of 2020 First-Year Fellows arrived in Washington, D.C. this week and are currently participating in the Civic Skills Training (CST) component of the program. The Fellows have already completed four on-campus training sessions during the spring term and will now spend an additional five days of...

June 12, 2017 10:28AM
Rocky & Me_Libby

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

The Rockefeller Center is the reason I came to Dartmouth College. During the 2012 election, I realized that the esoteric policy world in Washington affects me directly, and I wanted my college experience to prepare me to make a meaningful impact in that space. When I visited Dartmouth for...



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