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December 22, 2017 4:51PM

Over one weekend in October, I had the pleasure of attending the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) National Conference in Houston, Texas as a student participant. During the conference I had the chance to attend workshops and lectures as well as network with professionals in the field. This was a great way for me to get introduced to the architecture profession. While we have many professors who are helpful in guiding students interested in architecture, it is often...

December 21, 2017 1:54PM

Ajaipal Chahal ‘20 comes from Santa Clara, California and graduated from Santa Clara High School. At home, he loves to spend time outdoors and go on scenic drives with his friends.

At Dartmouth, Ajai is currently involved with the Great Issues Scholars program, the South Asian Student Association, and the Rocky Entrepreneurship Business and Leadership Club. He serves on the national board of directors of Sister Cities International as the youth representative where he works to build...

December 20, 2017 1:40PM

This series introduces the 2017-2018 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows. Each fellow reflects on why he or she wanted to be a part of the program and what aspects of leadership most interests them.

I began studying leadership during my first year in high school and have intensively studied it several times since. Despite my...

December 19, 2017 1:50PM

Albert Chen ’20 hails from Westfield, New Jersey and graduated from Westfield High School as a National Merit Scholar. In high school, he was the drum major of the Marching Blue Devils and led the group to a USBands 5A National Championship. He also served as an officer for the 2016 YMCA Model UN Conference, played in the All-State Band, and studied at the New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences.

At Dartmouth, Albert serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Dartmouth...

December 18, 2017 2:48PM

The Dartmouth Open Campus Coalition, in co-sponsorship with the Rockefeller Center, College Democrats, and College Republicans, recently hosted New York Law School Professor Nadine Strossen, who shared her knowledge of free speech on college campuses and her experience as the former President of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Dartmouth Open Campus Coalition seeks to bring together a diverse group of students and scholars to discuss issues that are crucial to our society and...

December 16, 2017 9:03PM

Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be a more effective leader both on and off campus. Crucial to this experience is the off campus visit where students travel to an organization to see how these essential skills are implemented in different fields and workplaces.

Fall 2017 MLDP students visited Northern Stage and had the opportunity to explore the back-stage area with Alek ...

December 11, 2017 3:39PM

After looking forward to our Liberia trip for nearly six months, I can’t believe that it is almost over! Oh, how I will miss my fresh* papaya and pancakes in the morning! Oh, how I will miss our giant van and our lovely drivers, Bedna, James, and Jimmy! Oh, how I will miss the cultural landmark that is Monroe Chicken… actually, I probably won’t miss Monroe Chicken that much. 

In our last few days in Liberia, we are all working hard to complete our memo, especially since we all seemed...

December 10, 2017 3:27PM

Today, the students of Public Policy 85 were able to have a serious once-in-a-lifetime experience in Liberia. They were able to venture about an hour out of Monrovia along the coastal road to a beach side village. There, they were greeted by a parade, complete with snare drums, saxophones and many local school children marching and dancing. However, that wasn’t the first unanticipated event of the trip. 

We loaded up into long boats, accompanied by former Miss Liberia and YALI fellow...

December 08, 2017 2:40PM

Another exciting day here in Liberia! We survived our last day of meetings with two very exciting visits. In the morning, we met with the World Bank’s Country Manager, Larisa Leshchenko, and her team. This was one of the most productive and insightful meetings we’ve had in the country. We were able to discuss Liberia’s economic priorities with a group of really knowledgeable professionals, and gained great insight about what steps to recommend to the new government. Before we left we took a...

December 08, 2017 2:04PM

The day began at 8:30am to the cacophonous sounds of Tubman Boulevard, one of Monrovia’s main streets. My shower which does either ice cold or scorching hot decided it would be an ice cold day and my shirt, which does either white or stained, decided it would be a stained day. My big decision of the day was switching my allegiance from Monroe Chicken to The Hub. Hopefully my GI tract agrees with this. It’s been well behaved thus far.

The day began with a meeting at the Liberian...



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