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One Voice: PRS Students host New Hampshire/Vermont Conference on Homelessness

 Four Dartmouth students working in the Policy Research Shop convened a day-long conference, "One Voice: A Conference and Discussion on Homeless Shelters in New Hampshire and Vermont," for more than two dozen homeless shelter executive directors and state officials from New Hampshire and Vermont on Monday, May 24, 2010. The PRS students—Margaret Goldstein '10, Nickolas Barber '10, Kelsey Clark '11 and Nina Brekelmans '12—shared their analysis of the ways in which homeless shelters care for their guests in New Hampshire and Vermont based on the research they had conducted during the previous six months.

 

Kelsey Clark '11 presents research findings as Nina Brekelmans '12 and Nick Barber '10 look on.


The Policy Research Shop is a program that provides valuable, non-partisan research to policymakers on critical issues facing New Hampshire and Vermont. PRS students presented their findings on how homeless individuals are cared for in the two states and helped craft guidelines for coordination and best practices among homeless shelters.

 

 

 

The Rockefeller Center Celebrates Law Day 2010

This year’s Law Day was a two-day event that examined hate crimes and the legislation on the state and federal level to prosecute it. The activities were sponsored by the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dartmouth Legal Studies Faculty Group and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association, and included panel discussions, and a public lecture.

On Thursday, April 29, the Stephen R. Volk '57 Lecture honoring Law Day featured Judge John Mott ’81, associate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, who gave a lecture titled "Hate Crime and Civil Rights Violations in the United States - the Law Enforcement Response."

Mott was appointed to the Superior Court for the District of Columbia in 2000 by President Clinton and has spent over 20 years in the courtroom as a public defender, federal civil rights prosecutor, and trial judge. Mott graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1981. He was a captain of the ski team and a member of the senior society, Casque and Gauntlet.

MLDP Recap:“Not Just Dressing for Success: Courtesy, Respect, and Professional Behavior” with James Burger

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.


MLDP participants learn how business etiquette and professionalism must be practiced in the work place 

Business etiquette and professionalism must be practiced within the workplace, according to James Burger, Human Resources Communications Manager, who served as the facilitator during the May 25 MLDP session. Burger drew from his experiences in human resources to inform students how to be more professional and more active and efficient at work.

MLDP Recap: “Turning Dreams into Reality: The Power of Strategic Planning and Systems Thinking” with Marty Jacobs '82

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.


MLDP participants during a systems thinking activity 

"Systems thinking is a state of mind; it's a process," Marty Jacobs ’82 told students during the eighth spring-term session of MLDP. According to Jacobs, president of Systems In Sync in Thetford, VT, systems thinking is an alternative to problem solving; it focuses on creating a broad vision. "When you practice systems thinking, it provides an environment where more people are more likely to take risks," Jacobs said.

MLDP Recap: “Diversity in the Workplace: What, Why, How” with Giavanna Munafo

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills. 

MLDP Recap: “Facilitation: Putting an End to Boring Meetings!” with Karen Liot Hill

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

MDLP Participants discussing meeting scenarios

Boring and inefficient meetings can be a thing of the past, Lebanon City Councilwoman Karen Liot Hill told students during the sixth session of MLDP on Tuesday. Much of the responsibility for how to make meetings easier and more engaging lies with the meeting's facilitator.

MLDP Recap: “I Think, Therefore I Am’: Thinking about Issues Critically” with Liz Agosto' 01

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.


MLDP Recap: “Global Leadership” with Chris Wohlforth

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.


The Rockefeller Center Welcomes the Class of 2014 at Dimensions!

The Rockefeller Center hosted its fifth annual Dimensions Rockefeller Center Open House on Friday, April 23, 2010 as part of the Dartmouth Dimensions celebration. A record 700 prospective Dartmouth students arrived in Hanover for this year’s Dartmouth Dimensions Week. Ninety-seven of these prospective students and their parents came to learn about curricular and co-curricular programming offered at the Center. Rockefeller Center staff, student assistants, and student discussion leaders were eager to talk to prospective students about their experiences at the Rockefeller Center.

"Meeting the '14s at Dimensions gave me a chance to reflect on the wonderful experiences Rocky has made available to me and my classmates. It was hard to stay focused on only a single Rocky program or opportunity. I hope when they get to Dartmouth they continue the enthusiasm for Rocky that my classmates and I have." -Adam Halpern-Leistner '10

MLDP Recap: “Problem Solving, Decision Making and Negotiation: You CAN Get There from Here!” with Professor Garvey

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.


MLDP participants listening attentively to Professor Garvey 

In the fourth MLDP session on April 20, Professor Garvey from the Franklin Pierce Law Center discussed the importance of makingdecisions and how to be a more effective negotiator. Students make a number of decisions daily, according to Garvey. People must be intentional in their choices, meaning that if they have reasons for what they did, the decisions will likely be better and more informed.

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