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August 09, 2019 2:47PM
Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students Nicole Beckman ’20, Hanna Bliska ’20, and Eliza Jane Schaeffer ’20 with PRS manager, Dr. Daniel Schroeder.

The Vermont state legistlature recently passed a House concurrent resolution honoring Dartmouth College undergraduate students Nicole Beckman, Hanna Bliska, and Eliza Jane Schaeffer for their research report entitled "Medication Assisted Treatment Programs in State Correctional Facilities in Vermont."

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students Nicole Beckman ’20, Hanna Bliska ’20...

August 09, 2019 12:00AM
Antonette Davids '20

Antonette Davids '20 interned at the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) during the 2019 spring term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

During Spring 2019, I interned at the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR). CCTR is an institution affiliated with other medical related organizations to promote clinical and translational research that has an impact on underserved populations. I worked specifically with the Stress/...

August 09, 2019 12:00AM
Olivia Audsley '21

Olivia Audsley '21 interned at the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand during the 2019 spring term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

During Spring 2019, I interned at the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C. Senator Gillibrand is the junior senator from New York, serving since 2009. Gillibrand is a progressive democrat that focuses on family issues such as paid leave, and women’s issues such as sexual assault in the military.

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July 05, 2019 2:25PM
Photo of Andrew Samwick

When asked about his guiding principle as director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, Andrew Samwick reaches for a piece of paper stuck to the top edge of his computer screen.

“Oh, I can’t take it off, but that’s it,” he says, pointing to the note. “ ‘Educating, training, and inspiring the next generation of public policy...

June 07, 2019 11:01AM

When students from the Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop (PRS) testified before the New Hampshire House Children and Family Law Committee in Concord last month, they brought the number of nonpartisan policy research reports presented by Dartmouth students to state policymakers in New Hampshire and Vermont to 200 since the program started in 2005.

Compiling the policy briefs—which present...

June 06, 2019 9:32PM


Just days before commencement, two seniors in the Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop—Emily Schneider ’19 and Polly Rao ’19—presented their final policy brief before the Norwich Planning Commission in Norwich, Vermont. Their project, “Accessory Dwelling Units in Norwich, Vermont:...

June 06, 2019 9:11PM

On Friday, May 3, 2019, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar ’88 spoke at a fireside chat moderated by Professor Charles Wheelan ’88. The event, fittingly entitled “A Fireside Chat with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar,” was targeted mainly at students. The following morning on Saturday, May 4, Secretary Azar attended a student breakfast, at which he spoke with a group of approximately 30 graduate and undergraduate students. At both events, he largely focused on his...

June 05, 2019 9:26PM

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Ukrainian journalist, Nieman Fellow, and editor-in-chief of Ukraininan online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda Sevgil Musaieva gave a talk at the Rockefeller Center titled “Truth is Our Math: How to Restore Trust in Media When the Society is Polarized.” In her lecture and an interview with the Rockefeller Center, Musaieva defended the freedom of the press, shared emotional anecdotes about her career as a journalist in a post-communist country, and discussed her...

June 05, 2019 9:10PM

Every year, Al-Nur holds Islam is Green week in order to present our community of students and faculty the opportunity to do to engage with one another. Our primary aim is to invite notable American Muslim speakers that speak to experiences of both the Dartmouth Muslim community and otherwise. This year, we chose the relevant theme of women in Islam and immigration and intersectionality. The speakers brought in were Azadeh Shahshani and Mariam Rauf.

Azadeh Shahshahani is a notable...

June 04, 2019 5:09PM

Each term the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At the close of the program, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the...



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