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D-LAB Session 2: Leadership from Within, Part Two

This ongoing series shares the experiences of participants and facilitators in D-LAB (Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors), a student-facilitated program designed for first-year students to discover the relationship between leadership and personal values.

D-LAB participants during the second part of the Leadership from Within session. Photo by May Nguyen '18.

The second session of D-LAB, part two of Leadership from Within, focused on individual values. Participants were asked to choose the ten values that are most important to them and another ten that are the least important from a list of forty values prior to attending the session.

Public Program Recap: Student Lunch with Drew Cameron, Founder of the Combat Paper Project

Recently, the Rockefeller Center hosted a Student Lunch with Drew Cameron, artist, veteran environmentalist, and co-founder of the Combat Paper Project, on Tuesday, January 27. The event is summarized below.

Drew Cameron has been using an ancient technique to transform military uniforms into pieces of art. Cameron, whose love for paperworks began as a teenager, served in the US Army from 2000 to 2006. Since then, he has united his passion for papermaking with insight from his military background, sharing stories in the form of visual art.

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Niamé Daffé '18

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

Niamé Daffé '18 began working for the Rockefeller Center during this past winter interim period as a Student Program Assistant for Special Projects. Although classes and programs are not in session, the Center is still quite a busy place during breaks and often uses the time between terms to accomplish various projects that get sidelined during the terms. Niamé helped out with many different tasks during the three weeks before Christmas, but most of her first week was spent assisting Joanne Needham in preparing for the Center’s Holiday Party. With more than 100 faculty and staff in attendance, it goes without saying that it's is the best on campus. After the festivities were over, and Hinman Forum was returned to normal, Niamé spent a good bit of time on a special project involving the Center’s blog and helped out members of staff with various administrative projects.

RLF Recap: "Systems Thinking: Tools for Leadership in a Complex World" with Senior Lecturer Steve Peterson

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program. RLF provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles.

The 2014-2015 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows were treated to a double-length session to start the Winter Term. Thayer School of Engineering Senior Lecturer Steve Peterson gave his time to provide us with a special approach to grasping the intricacies of complex, dynamic, real-world systems.

D-LAB Kick-Off Session: Leadership from Within, Part One

Participants during the kick-off session of D-LAB, Leadership from Within. Photo by Abigail Chen '17.

On January 26, the first meeting of D-LAB, Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors, kicked off with part one of the Leadership from Within session. Co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and the Collis Center for Student Involvement, Robin Frye and David Pack began with a quick explanation of the motivations behind creating the D-LAB program and what they hope the participants will gain from it. They then turned the session over to Austin Boral '17 and the other twenty-two student facilitators. The facilitators went on to explain in more detail some of D-LAB’s goals, which include providing an opportunity to reflect on one’s individual experiences at Dartmouth while still on campus and to effectively use the wide variety of resources provided by the college. Another goal is to create valuable time for first-year students to interact with upperclassman students in a positive manner.

Winter 2015 MLDP Recap: “Writing in the Workplace” with Professor Jennifer Sargent

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.

From a very young age, we are taught that writing is a fundamental, life-long skill. As we increasingly take on leadership positions and apply for internships and jobs, being able to communicate with professional and appropriate writing is imperative. This week in MLDP, Professor Jennifer Sargent, a Visiting Professor of Writing and former New Hampshire District Court Special Justice, brought her years of professional and teaching experience to guide us through the intricacies of writing in the workplace.

Public Program Recap: "Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country" with Rev. Starsky Wilson

Recently, the Rockefeller Center sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture at Dartmouth entitled "Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country" and presented by Rev. Starsky Wilson on Friday, January 16. The event is summarized below.

There were over 225 faculty, staff, students and community members in attendance at “Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country” with Rev. Starsky Wilson this past Friday evening. Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, this public program was one of the many events taking place during the weekend-long Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Dartmouth College.

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Gabby Bozarth '17

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

PBPL 85: Global Policy Leadership Releases its Final Report

The students of Public Policy 85 have delivered their PDF iconfinal report (PDF). This document endeavors to extrapolate lessons from Northern Ireland's “Troubles," a sectarian war between Irish Catholics and British Protestants, and to present policy recommendations on how to end conflict, construct peace accords, and build societal reconciliation. Professor Charlie Wheelan required that the recommendations, directed to a hypothetical group of senior government officials, be as specific and actionable as possible.  This memo, written collaboratively by the 12 students participating in the course, helped to synthesize the lessons learned from 10 weeks of study on campus and nearly three weeks of travel across Ireland. While the case of Northern Ireland is fairly unique, it yields valuable insights for those looking to solve other conflicts, especially those with a sectarian nature. 

Public Program: Q&A with this year's Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecturer, Mark Tushnet

The William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Mark Tushnet is one of the leading theorists on constitutional law. He is the co-author of four casebooks and has written numerous books, including a two-volume work on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall and, most recently, "Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law," "In the Balance: The Roberts Court and the Future of Constitutional Law," "Why the Constitution Matters," and "Weak Courts, Strong Rights: Judicial Review and Social Welfare Rights in Comparative Perspective." He was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 2003. In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Before his talk this month for The Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture entitled “Constitutional Review and a General ‘Right to Liberty’,” Courtney Wong ’15 sat down with Mark Tushnet for an interview.




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