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RLF Parker Phinney '12 seeks to raise money and break World Record

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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Parker Phinney '12 will attempt to construct the world's longest Barrel of Monkeys chain in the Hopkins Center's Top of the Hop on Sunday, May 13 at noon

Phinney's world record attempt will serve as a fundraiser for Child's Play, a charity focused on providing toys to children in hospitals. Phinney hopes to raise $5,000 through the event- one dollar for each monkey. The Rockefeller Center wishes Parker the best of luck in his attempt!

Parker Phinney '12 is from Los Angeles, California and attended Chadwick School. At Dartmouth, Parker founded Hacker Club, which famously brought back the Student Assembly course guide and builds and maintains other free web applications for the Dartmouth Community. He is a member of Casque and Gauntlet Senior Society and a Computer Science major. Outside of Dartmouth, Parker has served on the Board of Directors for Students for Free Culture, a global student activist organization that uses the internet to increase sharing and openness. He also founded the Release Our Data project, which makes public domain images more accessible to educators. He's interned with Open Source Social network OpenHatch, Creative Commons, and Google. He plans to start his own company or nonprofit that uses the web to empower people.

To read more about Phinney's record-breaking attempt, read the DartmouthNow article and to learn more about the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program, click here.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences