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


Fall 2011 Rockefeller Center Newsletter

Vol. 17, No. 1 -- Fall 2011



The Rockefeller Center electronic newsletter is published at the beginning of each term, and is a summary of news and notes.



Rockefeller Center Direct Line - Fall 2011

This Fall's Direct Line comes from the Opening Remarks for the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Alumni Conference: Learn. Reconnect. Reflect. that were given on August 19, 2011 by Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick.

Good evening and welcome back. My name is Andrew Samwick, and I have been the director of the Rockefeller Center for the past 7 years. It won’t surprise you to learn that I think that the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program is one of the best opportunities at Dartmouth or that the feedback we have gotten from each successive year of students to experience the program confirms that I am not alone in my assessment.

As the purpose of your gathering this weekend is to learn, reconnect, and reflect, I want to share with you one or two of my reflections on 17 years on the faculty at Dartmouth. It starts with Dartmouth’s mission statement, which was articulated in April 2007 as follows:

Dartmouth College educates the most promising students and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge.

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Students meet Rockefeller Center Faculty and Learn about Public Policy Minor, Other Curricular Opportunities

Public Policy Minor Open House - Friday, September 16, 2011

2011 Constitution Day: Rockefeller Center Hosts "Virtual Event" Win $50 Gift Card, Watch Videos, Pick Up a Pocket Constitution

Constitution Day commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, the day when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. Constitution Day is considered the birthday of the U.S. government.

In honor of Constitution Day 2011, the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College is taking the celebration in an exciting new direction, providing access at your convenience to previous Constitution Day lectures at Dartmouth via a custom YouTube playlist. To access the video playlist, along with educational resources related to the Constitution and Constitution Day, visit our web site.

Now through Wednesday, September 21st: one lucky person who takes our Online Constitution Quiz will win a $50 gift card to!


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