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May 12, 2018 11:00PM

The Dartmouth Aerospace Engineering Club helped organize the First Annual Ivy Space Conference that took place on April 7th at Yale University. Henry Burns​ '19 shares his experience attending the conference alongside 20 other Dartmouth students. 

The conference featured a full day of guest speakers from many different sectors of the aerospace industry. The keynote speaker was Dr. Fuk Li from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who discussed the Mars 2020 mission which will send...

May 11, 2018 12:00AM

Original article appearred in the Dartmouth News on May 15, 2018 by Bill Platt

Mary Flanagan, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, received the Class of 1964 Outstanding Leadership Award for her work as founding director of the Tiltfactor...

May 10, 2018 6:21PM

Annabelle Bardenheier '19 interned at the Office of Economic Opportunity in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles (MOEO) for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

During this past winter term, I had the opportunity to intern at the Office of Economic Opportunity in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles (MOEO) which takes action to help individuals overcome barriers to economic security and success. The Office’s foci include re-entry...

May 08, 2018 10:12PM

The First-Year Fellows program is uniquely designed to be much more than an internship. Prior to their placement, Fellows take two academic courses—one on public policy and one on statistical methods—and participate in the Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors program. 

During the spring term, Fellows are selected through a competitive application and interview process and...

May 06, 2018 11:59AM

On April 27 and 28, 2018, numerous accomplished and inspiring scholars and artists traveled to Hanover, NH to participate in the Afro/Black Paris Symposium. This Conference was convened by Professor Keaton of Dartmouth’s Africa and African American Studies department with support from numerous other departments from all around campus, including the Rockefeller Center.

The Symposium was open to both students...

May 05, 2018 2:56PM

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

I first became involved with the Rockefeller Center later than most. During my junior year, I signed up for a Rocky program out of curiosity (as I would walk through the Center regularly to attend my government classes). I made an...

May 03, 2018 4:17PM


On Monday, April 16, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop student Christopher McCorkle '20 traveled to Concord, NH to testify before the New Hampshire Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana, an active statutory committee made up of legislators from the NH House and Senate, a public member appointed...

May 02, 2018 7:51PM

For the fifth session of the Rockefeller Professional Preparation Program (RP3), the Rockefeller Center invited Mary Nyhan, Assistant Director for Health Improvement at The Student Wellness Center, to speak on Emotional Intelligence and Awareness in the workplace. Mary focused her session on allowing participants to reflect and discuss what emotional intelligence actually means and how they can use mindfulness in their every day as well as professional lives.

Mary started the session...

April 30, 2018 7:11PM

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

Allison Anderson ’20, a major in Engineering, took MLDP in the winter of 2018.

Allison designed a personal leadership challenge intended to teach herself how to vocalize opinions when they may conflict with those of others. She recounted that during her senior year of high school, being the captain of the school...

April 28, 2018 6:27PM

Hailey Valerio '19​ interned at the Committee of Seventy for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report. 

This winter, I interned at the Committee of Seventy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works as a “good government” group in Philadelphia. The Committee of Seventy is made up of a board of seventy business and civic leaders in Philadelphia who meet monthly to address the issues that face governance in Philadelphia and...



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