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July 07, 2020 2:15PM
Charles Wheelan Lecturing

Professor Charles Wheelan, Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow at the Rockefeller Center was recently awarded The Dean of Faculty Teaching Award.

This award is given to a non-tenure track faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to Dartmouth and career distinction. The awardee is selected by the Dean of Faculty in consultation with the associate deans for each division - sciences, arts & humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary...

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June 28, 2020 1:29PM

How does the United States government fare in the face of crises both past and present? In a “Rocky Watch” lecture live-streamed on May 27, 2020, Research Assistant Professor of Government Herschel Nachlis tackled this question. The lecture, “Crisis Governance: Lessons from American Policy History”, focused on patterns in crisis governance throughout the United States’ history. 

Professor Nachlis explained, “I’m interested in how old policies, old governance structures, interact with...

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June 25, 2020 11:53AM

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

After four years, I have reached the conclusion that Dartmouth College, and the Rockefeller Center in particular, are truly special places. While they’re special in more ways than one — historic, unique, and perhaps sentimental — what makes Dartmouth and Rocky special in my eyes is that they are one of the few...

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June 24, 2020 6:27PM

On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, Daniel Benjamin, Director of the Joan Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, spoke with Dartmouth students and community members at the Rockefeller Center’s final Rocky Watch event of the spring term. Rocky Watch is a weekly series of live broadcasts that the Center hopes will foster a virtual common space for community discussion in this time of social distancing and remote learning.

Prior to joining the Dickey Center in 2012,...

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June 23, 2020 9:44PM

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

It is hard to believe that my four years at Dartmouth are coming to a close. From the moment I set foot in Hanover, I was drawn to the Rockefeller Center and its experiential approach to an education in public policy. Since the fall of 2016, I have been actively engaged in curricular, co-curricular, and research...

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June 22, 2020 7:02PM

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, students and community members tuned in once again to Rocky Watch, the Rockefeller Center’s series of virtual public policy broadcasts. The series welcomed Professor Charles Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center. Professor Wheelan’s recent fiction novel, The Rationing, came out just months prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his lecture, entitled “The Rationing: A Novel about a Pandemic in...

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June 21, 2020 7:06PM

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, expert in community organizing and the psychology of change, Kate Hilton, spoke with Dartmouth students and community members at the Rockefeller Center’s sixth Rocky Watch event of the spring term. Rocky Watch is a weekly series of live broadcasts that the center hopes will foster a virtual common space for community discussion in this time of social distancing and remote learning.

Hilton studied at Dartmouth and Harvard Divinity School, and currently...

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June 18, 2020 11:02AM
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Check out the podcast here.

Maya Wiley is a brilliant and powerful woman who has spent her professional life at the intersection of law, education, and policy. Born into both privilege and poverty – the child of two prominent civil rights activists, Maya grew up in a loving and intact home and, yet, in a broken educational system. And if that seems contradictory, Maya...

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June 17, 2020 7:48PM

On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020, N. Bruce Duthu ’80, the Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth, Sue Finegan ’85, a Partner and Chair of the Pro Bono Committee at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, & Popeo, PC, Shirley Jefferson, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity at Vermont Law School, and John Mott ’81, a Former Associate Judge on the DC Superior Court, participated in a virtual panel on careers in law cohosted by the Rockefeller Center...

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June 17, 2020 5:05AM

We at Rocky want to give our graduating seniors a special congratulations! We'll miss you!

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