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November 07, 2010 1:00PM

During the October 21st RLF session, the focus turned from guest presenters to the six Fellows that kicked off the first student-directed sessions. 

Dan Van Deusen used concepts from Northouse's Leadership: Theory and Practice to clarify the poor leadership displayed by Michael Scott, the fictional boss on the popular TV show The Office. Nick Downer presented on a leader of personal significance to him, his grandmother, who emigrated from rural China at the age of 42...

November 06, 2010 3:59AM

The MLK Celebration Committee is currently taking student organization nominations for the Social Justice Awards!

So many Dartmouth student organizations work to promote the principles of equality and solidarity through their demonstrated compassion, perseverance, courage, and leadership.  These organizations work incredibly hard, yet there are limited ways in which they can be recognized for the outstanding work that they do.

The Social...

November 05, 2010 3:51AM

During the midterm exam weeks, participants of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) have the opportunity to attend one or both of the one-hour special topics offered.  During the October 19th session, both special topics offered were extremely valuable skills that student leaders of campus organizations.  Theses skills are also transferable to life after Dartmouth.

“Facilitation: Putting an End to Boring Meetings”

November 02, 2010 8:50PM

The first Social Psychology Research Interest Group (SPRIG) Faculty Workshop of the academic year was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  Professor Jay Kralik, from the Dartmouth Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, presented the results of his ongoing research project, "The Evolution of Self-Regulation," to an audience that included scholars from psychological and brain...

October 30, 2010 5:30PM

The Rockefeller Center congratulates the following members of the Class on 2010 on their selection into the First-Year Fellow program, and acknowledges the First-Year Fellow mentors, whose dedication and support make this program possible. 

  • Benjamin Beckerman '10 The Climate Institute
  • Allyson Bennett '10 Department of Education, Office of Management
  • ...
October 28, 2010 4:16AM

Nate Fick '99, the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), spoke with Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) on October 14th about decision making and leadership both as it relates to his experience in the military and as it applied to their lives as students. 

He began by explaining the difference between formal and informal authority, and why that difference is so critical for leaders to understand.  After tracing for fellows his path from the...

October 28, 2010 3:54AM

One of the skills that young alums and students returning from internships always mention as being beneficial is networking.  Career Services is hosting a workshop that we wanted to share.  See below for the information.


Be confident and ready to network with alumni (even during Homecoming) and others.......


October 26, 2010 5:51AM

As a reporter for ABC News, Matthew Mosk '92 knows a thing or two about asking important leaders tough questions.  At the October 7th Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) session,  Mosk discussed the role of the media in holding leaders accountable for their actions (or inaction in certain cases).  He began by airing a clip of an investigative report from Dateline to show the difficult situation that arises when a leader is put on the spot to explain their behavior.  Fellows discussed what...

October 26, 2010 3:58AM

The topic for the October 12th Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) session was finding and using your personal narrative. Kate Hilton, a lawyer and consultant at Harvard University, and a Dartmouth ’99 introduced the topic to the group by sharing her own personal narrative and asking the students to be open to developing their own. Each student in the room had the opportunity to think of their own personal narrative and to dictate this narrative to three other students...

October 19, 2010 12:20PM

Last evening, Professor Jay Davis and I spoke with a group of about 50 students at the Rockefeller Center in a forum on education sponsored by the NAACP chapter at Dartmouth. Professor Davis is both an instructor in the Education Department and the Executive Director for the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program through the Tucker Foundation.




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