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May 12, 2017 12:56PM
17S Public Program_Frymer

American imperialism and the idea of an American Empire are topics often discussed in debates over contemporary foreign policy. However, the expansion into what now is the American West is rarely framed in such terms. Expansion westward involved complex federal politics, regulation of settlement patterns, and the push for racial exclusion in the quest for a “white settler nation.”

On Thursday, May 11 Paul Frymer, a professor of Politics and Director of the Program in Law and Public...

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May 11, 2017 2:40PM
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Cheron Laughing '19 received the support of the Class of 1964 Fund to intern at the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO) for the 2017 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This winter I interned in the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO) which was founded in 1984 to more actively safeguard this unique relationship and pursue the fulfillment of all responsibilities of the historic Treaty of 1868. It serves as a direct advocate of the Navajo...

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May 10, 2017 11:54AM
17S Class of 2020 FYF Group

Since 2007, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center has offered first-year students and Dartmouth alumni a dynamic program called First-Year Fellows (FYF). This program provides first-year students the opportunity to engage in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers.

For students the program starts on campus during the fall and winter terms as potential participants are required to take PBPL 5: Introductory to Public Policy and a research methods course. They are also expected to...

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May 08, 2017 8:01AM
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In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

After taking AP Macroeconomics in high school, I arrived at Dartmouth fairly sure that I wanted to study Economics. I attended an Economics open house in the Rockefeller Center, and quite literally fell into the Public Policy minor at Dartmouth and found myself a home at the Rockefeller...

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May 06, 2017 8:20PM
17S Law Day_Panel

In 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta once warned that the United States is susceptible to a “cyber-Pearl Harbor,” citing the destructive potential of cyber-aggression. Years later, the premise of Secretary Panetta’s statement holds stable, as issues of cyber-security continue to make headlines. As the digital age has progressed, cyberspace has consistently proven to be a dynamic, open, and efficient platform for economic growth and the exchange of ideas. However, the very openness that...

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May 04, 2017 2:51PM
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Dr. Morris, Chief Officer of Diversity and Multiculturalism and Title IX Coordinator at Keene State College, led a Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) session on perspective. Although it seemed rather cloak-and-dagger at first, the opening activity on the placement of chairs was refreshing in how literal it was and set the tone for the rest of the session. Dr. Morris' training in clinical psychology and experience in pedagogy are some of the qualities I hope to embody in my own...

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May 03, 2017 9:28PM
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Having been elected as the Chief Executive Officer of Smart Woman Securities’ Dartmouth Chapter for the academic year 2017-2018, I was given the opportunity to embark on a field trip to meet with and learn directly from Mr. Warren Buffett in Omaha, NE hosted by Smart Woman Securities National. Ever since my sophomore fall, I have been an active Research Analyst, and then Investment Board Member in Smart Woman Securities – a national organization that exclusively educates women on evaluating...

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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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