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November 18, 2021 9:41AM

On November 12, Amanda Donald-Phillips gave a presentation on how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives can be improved to better serve black women.

Following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Amanda argued that because many companies’ DEI initiatives were inherently performative and reactionary in nature (as they were formed directly in response to these tragedies), implemented policies were ignorant of black women’s inequality in the workforce (with respect...

October 28, 2021 6:28PM
Tina Nadeau's Visit

On Thursday, October 28, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court, Tina Nadeau, visited Professor Ron Shaiko’s PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class.  Chief Justice Nadeau is the 2021 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.  She spoke to the class about the relationships between the judicial branch and the legislative and executive branches in New Hamsphire and provided a detailed case study of the emergence and institutionalization of...

October 25, 2021 11:31AM

October 25, 2021 9:04AM

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, Sven Steinmo, a...

October 22, 2021 11:54AM

Janine D'Souza '24 reflects on her First-Year Fellowship at Save the Children.


October 21, 2021 2:12PM

The Dartmouth Mock Trial Team competed this past weekend at the UNH Invitational Tournament. We sent two teams and competed against 8 other schools, including MIT, West Point, and Northeastern. We were proud to place 1st and 2nd at the competition! Additionally, we had multiple students win individual awards:

Outstanding Witnesses:

Bea Burack ‘25

Armita Mirkarimi ‘25

Fiona Sleigh ‘23

Outstanding Attorneys:


October 12, 2021 5:04PM
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From Dartmouth Alumni Magazine:

Anne Sosin, a public health policy researcher, co-authored an op-ed in USA Today urging New England's governors to implement indoor mask mandates. Sosin and her colleagues wrote that "vaccinations alone won't save us" and: "Indoor mask policies are effective and complement vaccines to prevent infection in everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated. A randomized trial, policy studies, and lab studies all provide evidence that masks reduce COVID-19...

October 12, 2021 4:58PM
The Washington Post

Rockefeller Center Research Assistant Professor of Government and Policy Fellow, Herschel S. Nachlis, recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post with two Dartmouth students, Amy Park ‘23 and Annika Begley ‘22.

"How will the Supreme Court rule on pandemic-related public health questions in its upcoming term? New legal battles...



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