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The Tipping Point: How the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers Keeps Incomes Low and Sexual Harassment High in the US Restaurant Industry

N.H. Superior Court Justice Tina Nadeau Is Perkins Bass Visitor

New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau, a leader in the development of drug courts in New Hampshire and a national advocate for the legal alternative that incorporates addiction and mental health treatment, is the 2021 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy.

Named for longtime New Hampshire U.S. Congressman Perkins Bass, Class of 1934, the distinguished visitors program invites New Hampshire citizens who have made outstanding contributions in government to share their experiences with the Dartmouth community.

Nadeau said she is honored to join the distinguished roster of Perkins Bass visitors at Dartmouth. Her first public event, "Drug Court—Where Justice Meets Treatment," was hosted by the Rockefeller Center on May 12th. You can watch a recording of the event here.

Dartmouth Alumni Discuss the First Hundred Days of the Biden Presidency

On Monday, May 3rd, 2021, James Baehr ‘05, a former Special Assistant to President Trump in the Domestic Policy Council of the White House; Amanda Brown Lierman ‘07, the Managing Director for Supermajority, an organization with the goal of building a 21st century women’s movement; and Janos Marton ‘04, the National Director of Dream Corps JUSTICE, convened with Dartmouth students and community members for the Rockefeller Center’s fourth Rocky Watch event of the spring term.


Tahlia Mullen '22 interned at Contemporary German Studies during the 2021 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies is a foreign policy think-tank associated with Johns Hopkins University. They specialize in issues facing the German-American relationship by releasing articles, participating in speaking events and forums, and hosting a podcast focused on transatlantic politics. As a government major on the international relations track with a particular interest in Germany and the EU, my internship at AICGS provided the opportunity to dive deeply into issues of great personal intrigue. I had the opportunity to assist and participate in all manner of research projects. All the while, I was exposed to the expertise of AICGS staff who include college professors, retired foreign service officers, and German immigrants. 

Rocky & Me Senior Reflection: Cindy Shen

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

I first arrived at Dartmouth with little interest in public policy. Although I walked underneath Rocky’s archway countless times throughout my first terms at Dartmouth, I knew little else about the Rockefeller Center beyond its red brick exterior. While it may have been a slow start for Rocky and me, four years later, I credit Rocky for not only helping me navigate my academic interests and early professional experiences, but also introducing me to close friends and mentors who’ve shaped the rest of my life.


Sam O'Brien 22 interned at 1000 Days Fund during the 2021 winter term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

In the winter of 2021, I interned with The 1000 Days Fund, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based out of Indonesia. The 1000 Days Fund promotes a variety of programs aimed at combatting the epidemic of stunting in children that live in Indonesia’s rural region. Stunting is defined by entities like the WHO as when a child’s height is more than two standard deviations below what it ought to be for their age. Children are most at risk during the first 1000 days from conception to birth (where The 1000 Days Fund gets its name). Although the most visible symptom may be small stature, there is also a wide range of physiological effects that make stunting much more detrimental to children afflicted by it. An average IQ deficit of around 10 points is chief among these, but frequent sickness due to a weakened immune system is not far behind. In rural Indonesia, stunting occurs as a result of nutritional deficits coupled with poor health and sanitation infrastructures.


Sydney Towle '22 interned at the New Hampshire Supreme Court during the 2021 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

During the winter term of 2021, I had the honor of interning at the New Hampshire Supreme Court under Justice Hantz Marconi. Justice Hantz Marconi is currently the only female justice serving on the court, which really drew me to the internship and inspired me throughout my experience. Justice Hantz Marconi’s law clerks, Nicole and Erin, were also both female, so it was great to be a part of such a powerful and knowledgeable team of women. Throughout the internship, I completed a variety of tasks and assisted the law clerks with a range of cases, covering both criminal law and worker’s compensation. I also participated in weekly meetings with the law clerks and was given the opportunity to attend virtual oral arguments when they were held.


Sylvia Hipp '22 interned at the Kennedy Forum during the 2021 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This winter, I worked as a policy research assistant at the Kennedy Forum, which is a non-profit think tank that targets healthcare and insurance policy in order to increase access to mental healthcare services. The Kennedy Forum serves to unite health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles in order to implement policies that protect patients’ rights to access mental healthcare services. Most notably, the Kennedy Forum works to implement the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which is a federal law that prevents group health plans and health insurers from imposing unequal coverage of mental health and substance use benefits as compared to medical/surgical benefits.


Joseph Hardwicke '22 interned at the Association for Digital Asset Markets during the 2021 winter term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.


Megan Nalamachu '22 interned at Save the Children during the 2021 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.


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