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October 21, 2018 10:32AM
Levi Woodbury

This article is part of a series recognizing Dartmouth Alumni who have served in public office and demonstrated their commitment to public service, leadership, and civic engagement.

Born in Francestown, New Hampshire in 1789, Levi Woodbury arrived Dartmouth College at the age of sixteen in 1806. Little is known about Woodbury during his time at Dartmouth. There is record like many of his...

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October 12, 2018 11:34AM
Anabel Moreno-Mendez Notes from the Field

Anabel Moreno-Mendez '19 interned for the Office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley in Washington, D.C. during the 2018 Spring Term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

I chose to complete my Senate internship with Senator Merkley because of his character, integrity, and dedication to my home state of Oregon. He was also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as a government major focusing in international relations, I knew that I wanted to get...

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October 08, 2018 12:51PM
18S Public Program Shep Melnick

R. Shep Melnick, the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics at Boston College, delivered a public lecture titled “Why Has Title IX Become So Controversial?” at the Rockefeller Center this past spring. During his talk, he focused on the purpose of federal regulation in removing institutional barriers to educational opportunity as well as the shifting focus on equality and gender roles, closely addressing issues of gender, sexuality, stereotyping and federal policy.

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October 03, 2018 10:34AM
Roshni Dugar

Roshni Dugar ’20, a Government major from Los Angeles, California, had been familiar with the Rockefeller Center since her freshman year when she started to attend some of the Center’s public programming. While exploring a job fair during the fall, she recalls stopping by the Rockefeller Center’s booth set-up and meeting Elizabeth Celtrick, the Center’s Senior Assistant Director. Elizabeth told her about the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP), one of Rocky's cornerstone...

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September 30, 2018 5:20PM
George Moses

This article is part of a series recognizing Dartmouth Alumni who have served in public office and demonstrated their commitment to the ideals of public service, leadership, and civic engagement.

Few senators are entrusted with the range of leadership positions George Higgins “Mose” Moses (R-NH) attained during his fifteen years in public office. Born in Maine but an adopted son of New...

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September 28, 2018 1:16PM
18S MLDP Sam Seifert

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

Sam Seifert ’20, a Geography and Government Double Major from Knoxville, Tennessee, decided to participate in MLDP after hearing friends talk about their positive experiences in the program.

He entered the program with a desire to learn how to build relationships. As a member of numerous clubs around campus — DMBC, TRIPS...

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September 24, 2018 7:51PM
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In honor of Constitution Day, the Nelson Rockefeller Center hosted a conversation — touching on federalism and polarization in politics — between former Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and research assistant professor Dr. Herschel Nachlis. Senator Ayotte is this year’s Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor, an honor bestowed annually on a New Hampshire citizen who has made or is making an outstanding contribution in the field of government.

During her opening remarks, Ayotte paid homage to...

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September 24, 2018 12:00AM
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Allyssa Dobkins '19 interned at the New York City Council for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

The New York City Council is comprised of 51 members, each representing neighborhoods within their districts in boroughs across the city. Together, the City Council works to improve the lives of not only the constituents within their districts, but also for all city dwellers by proposing legislation and actively participating in community...

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September 21, 2018 7:41AM
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Lisa Lerer is a national political writer at the Associated Press (AP), where she was a lead reporter covering the 2016 U.S. presidential race and its aftermath. She has reported in Washington for 10 years, covering the White House, elections, Congress and lobbying for the AP, Politico, Businessweek and Bloomberg News. Her work has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Slate, Fortune and the American Lawyer, where she covered business and legal issues. She appears regularly...

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September 20, 2018 2:14PM
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Mini-Grant recipient, Hamza Alsarhan T'18, shares his experience attending the Tuck Emerging Markets Conference during winter term.

The inaugural Emerging Markets Conference brought the Dartmouth community together to explore how private and public sector leaders are driving innovation and growth in the developing world and beyond. This event – Leapfrogging the Developed World: Lessons from Emerging Markets – highlighted the successes of multinational and local organizations...

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