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Make the Most of Your Interim With Rocky’s Create Your Path Program

Between academics and extra-curricular activities, Dartmouth college students may find it difficult to reflect on their experiences as often as they would like to. The Rockefeller Center’s Create Your Path program is meant to help students – regardless of major or interest - evaluate their strengths, passions and values in developing a strategy to organize their capabilities and capitalize on their interests at Dartmouth and beyond. Facilitated by Dr. Darin Eich, founder of InnovationLearning.org, Create Your Path is a guide that provides students with a clearer vision on choosing academic majors, student groups and co-curricular activities, as well as future careers, graduate schools and scholarships.  

Apply by March 3rd for a Fellowship with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress!

 
Each year, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center works with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. to enable one student from Dartmouth to participate in a unique fellowship program from the Dartmouth campus, as well as through attending two separate conferencesin Washington, D.C. Their goal is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service.

The program offers 85 select undergraduates and graduate students from leading colleges and universities a unique opportunity to study the U.S Presidency, the public policymaking process, and our Chief Executive's relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public, through on-campus research and off-campus conference participation.

At these two conferences, the Fellows have the opportunity to discuss national issues with presidential scholars and White House Fellows, are briefed by senior government officials and nationally recognized policy experts, and prepare and present an original research paper. Fellows write this research paper over the course of the winter, working with a faculty member and an identified expert in the field.

RLF Recap: How to Frame Three Hard Cases - Abortion, Same Sex Marriage, and Affirmative Action

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program below. For more information about RLF, click here. 

This week, RLF had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Sonu Bedi from the Government department. Professor Bedi, who has a PhD in political science and a law degree, drew from his extensive background on constitutional law and political theory to discuss three controversial topics with the fellow: abortion, same-sex marriage, and affirmative action.

RLF Recap: Fellows hear about "Contemporary Leadership Competencies" from Harry Sheehy, Dartmouth's Athletics Director


Harry Sheehy, Dartmouth’s Athletics Director, visited RLF last Thursday to speak about his experiences with leadership, especially with regards to managing teams of people. As a result of his time as an athlete, a coach, and an administrator, Mr. Sheehy has identified common underlying themes in how a leader can best interact with his/her followers in working towards an organization’s goals. He began the session by talking about his personal background, including the challenges he faced during coaching and how they added value to his role as a leader. 

Following this, Mr. Sheehy played clips from Remember the Titans and highlighted both the subtle and not so subtle messages about good and bad leadership. One major point was that the successes and failures of a leader are reflected through the attitudes of those being led. This brought about a transition into an analysis of the different character qualities of followers, split between energy-taking traits and energy-giving traits. Through constructing and repeating a clear vision, a leader can help foster self-awareness and group motivation. 

PRS Students Present Analysis of #NH Commerce Clause to the NH House Committee

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, three students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop at Dartmouth College traveled to Concord, NH to present a report to members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  Earlier in the academic year, State Representative Carol McGuire (R, Merrimack) requested an analysis of Chapter 339 of New Hampshire’s Commerce Clause, targeting statutes that were out of date. 

Q&A with Talent Development Expert Jane Hyun (@JaneHyun)

Jane Hyun, author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling and Founder and President of Hyun & Associates, is an executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and professional associations. She is continually sought after for her expertise in the area of talent management of women and multicultural professionals. Opening up a critical dialogue for the need for a culturally grounded talent development approach in organizations, she has a passion for helping individuals realize their fullest potential in the workplace, community, and marketplace.

Before presenting her talk, "Leveraging Difference for Business Impact”, Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Jane Hyun for a brief interview.

PRS Students Present Siting Energy Research to New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

PRS students, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, present their research findings to Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.

On Friday, June 7, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Concord, NH to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), including Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.  Also present was a representative from the Office of Energy and Planning. 

PRS Students Present Analysis of IT Innovation Strategies to the City Manager of Lebanon, NH

PRS students Katie Schade ’13 and Don Casler ’14 pose with Greg Lewis, the City Manager of Lebanon.

On Friday, May 31, two students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop at Dartmouth College traveled to Lebanon, New Hampshire to present a report to Greg Lewis, the City Manager of Lebanon.  Earlier in the academic year, Mr. Lewis requested an analysis that targeted strategies for IT innovation in local government.   The project initially began in Professor Margaret Post’s PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance course.

PRS Students Present Regionalization Research to the Winsdor, VT Selectboard

PRS students Brandon DeBot '14 and Andres Ramirez '14 testify before the Windsor, VT, Selectboard on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

SHARE Dialogue on the Qualities and Skills of Great Leaders with Bruce Allyn '80: May 28th at 7 PM

Students Hearing and Responding Effectively (SHARE) invites you to their presentation on "Qualities and Skills of Great Leaders”.  Hosted by Bruce Allyn D'80, the talk will focus on fostering productive dialogue.  The presentation will last approximately an hour and will be followed by some Q&A.  Cookies from Lou’s will be served. 

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 7pm in Rocky 001.

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