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January 12, 2010 12:00AM

Third Party Ballot Access Testimony

On January 12, 2010, two Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students, Jeremy Kaufmann ’12 and William Hix ’12, testified in Concord before the New Hampshire House Committee on Election Law, chaired by Rep. Jane Clemons, on a proposed third party ballot access bill. Jeremy and Will provided written testimony in the form of a policy brief, made a ten-minute Powerpoint presentation to the members of the...

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December 30, 2009 7:59PM

In December 2009 Carsten Hansen '12, a former Rockefeller Center intern and participant in the Center's Civic Skills Training program, attended the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hansen filed the following report.

Attending the Conference of Parties (COP 15) Copenhagen Climate Change Summit was an awesome and overwhelming experience. I attended the conference as part of the Climate Institute’s Washington, DC delegation. Our plan was to present on the perils of...

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June 15, 2009 12:00AM
Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row: Dylan Nelson ‘09, Ashley Smith ‘09, Khiet Nguyen ‘09, Agatha Erickson ‘09, Radha Kulkarni ‘09, Lauren Farleigh ‘09

Middle Row: Sean Nelson ‘09, Taylor Dryman ‘09, Raymond Rodriguez ‘09, Brenna Hughes ‘09, Katherine Dutko ‘09, Annie Rittgers ‘09, John Beck ‘09

Back Row: Andrew Zabel ‘09, Lee Cooper ‘09, Adam Breuer ‘09, Lense Gebre-Mariam ‘09, Harshil Shah ‘09, Julian Thomas ‘09, Matthew Alkaitis ‘09, Jeffrey Kolovson...

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June 02, 2009 12:00AM

Dartmouth College undertook a major initiative in undergraduate leadership education through a $5.6 million gift from Glenda and Fritz Corrigan, Class of 1964, and their family. The Corrigan family gift is a spendable twenty-year commitment to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, the College’s interdisciplinary center for social science and public policy.

“We are so grateful to the Corrigan family for significantly expanding the opportunities for leadership training and studies available...

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May 09, 2009 12:00AM

Testifying before the Interbranch Criminal and Juvenile Justice Council in Concord

On Monday, May 18th, three Policy Research Shop students, Schuyler Evans, Christopher Zablocki, and Kahlie Dufresne testified before the Interbranch Criminal and Juvenile Justice Council (ICJJC) in Concord, New Hampshire. The ICJJC is chaired by John T. Broderick, Jr., Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The testimony...

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April 23, 2009 12:00AM

Policy Research Shop Students Testify before the New Hampshire Mental Health Caucus in Concord

On Thursday, April 23, 2009, four Dartmouth students from the Policy Research Shop in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center traveled to Concord, New Hampshire to testify before the New Hampshire Mental Health Caucus on the topic of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Parity. The Caucus is an informal legislative...

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April 15, 2009 12:00AM

Rockefeller Policy Research Shop Students Testify on Public Transportation in Vermont

On Wednesday, April 15, 2009, four Dartmouth students from Policy Research Shop in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center testified before the Vermont House and Senate Transportation Committees in the historic Vermont Senate Chamber. Dartmouth seniors Kahlie Dufresne and Tara Wohlgemuth and sophomores Chase Raines and Christine Souffrant presented the key findings in their report, “...

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April 09, 2009 12:00AM

Two Policy Research Shop Groups Testify in Concord

The Policy Research Shop was a busy place during the last week in April. Two groups of PRS students traveled to Concord to testify before the Executive Departments and Administration Committee in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, chaired by Rep. Anne-Marie Irwin. The theme for the committee hearing was the financial well-being of New Hampshirites at all stages of life. The committee hearing began with opening remarks from...

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March 12, 2009 12:00AM

Policy Research Shop Students Testify Before the Committee on Election Law and the New Hampshire Legislature

On Thursday, March 12th, three Policy Research Shop students, Brian Freeman, Michael Fields, and Raymond Rodriquez testified in the New Hampshire Legislature at the request of Rep. David Pierce. The testimony provided an overview of the students' policy report, "Voter Suppression: New Hampshire's Response to a National Problem." Rep....

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January 05, 2009 6:24PM

Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick provides commentary on a variety of issues in the Direct Line, which is published at the start of each term. 

As we begin a new year, our nation finds itself with an odd juxtaposition of ideas. We recently the electorate to propel a relatively new face on the political scene into the White House. But in the closing two months of the campaign, it became painfully evident that financial markets and economic...

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