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Yihang Liu '19 Attends the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference​​​​​​​.

Mini-Grant recipient, Yihang Liu '19, shares her experience attending the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference.

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, one of the largest political science conferences in the country, was an amazing opportunity to learn what new research projects are being conducted around the world and to receive feedback for my own project. The conference featured many paper panels and poster session across a variety of topics, and I was able to listen in on presentations on perceptions of trade, public opinion, methodology in Asia, machine learning, and immigration attitudes. It was exciting to learn about topics that I was not very familiar with. In addition, since many scholars presented works in progress, it was a great opportunity for me to think critically about the projects and to ask questions and make suggestions. It felt like I was able to contribute somewhat to their research projects, and participating in a discussion with graduate students and professors really pushed me to think and analyze research projects at a high level.

Rocky and Me: Anna Ellis '19 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

I came to Dartmouth on a whim. Before college, I wanted to become a mountain guide. During my senior year of high school, I practically committed to Colorado College to study outdoor recreation. Almost all of my friends from my outdoors communities in high school were already in Colorado, hiking, skiing, climbing, and earning college credit for it. To me, this sounded like the ideal experience!

Rockefeller Center’s Deputy Director Sadhana Hall Receives Prestigious Award

Sadhana Hall, deputy director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, is one out of 45 individuals worldwide to receive the Endeavour Executive Leadership Award, presented by the Australian government to leading professionals to undertake research and professional development in Australian institutions.

With support from the Endeavour award, often described as “the Australian equivalent of the Fulbright,” Hall will work at Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training, the country’s oldest independent Indigenous education provider serving the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Belinda Russon, CEO of Tranby, says she looks forward to welcoming Hall to Sydney. "This impactful research project will build Indigenous specific leadership program content and pave the way for meaningful and ongoing international research collaboration between our organizations," Russon says.

Rocky and Me: Ashley DuPuis ’19 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

Tuong Vi Nguyen '21 Collects Stories from Kachin people

Mini-Grant recipient, Tuong Vi Nguyen '21, shares her experience traveling to Myitkyina, Myanmar to collect stories from Kachin people.

Humans of Kachin serves as a platform for the stories of the Kachin community in order to raise awareness about this neglected part of the world. The Kachin people are an ethnic minority in Myanmar who are discriminated against and facing many challenges under the Myanmar military regime. 

This past spring, I traveled to Myitkyina, Myanmar to collect stories from Kachin people who have been directly impacted by the Myanmar social and political climate. The Civil War in Myanmar has been ongoing since 1948, and since 2011, there has been increasing military infiltration into Kachin villages. As a result, villagers from rural areas are forced to flee to the cities, where local churches and NGOs have been working to build camps for the refugees. 

Rocky and Me: Kelly Caputo ’19 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

Just before the college application process began, I was accepted into the Dartmouth Bound summer program for underrepresented/low-income/first-generation high school students. I was able to visit Dartmouth for a few days and fell in love with the atmosphere on campus, the fantastic alumni network, and the incredible classes and professors the College was going to be able to offer. After coming to Dartmouth and exploring the different departments, I have ended up with a major in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. My first interaction with the Rockefeller Center occurred during winter of my sophomore year through the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP).

Program Officer Joanne Needham Recognized at Lone Pine Awards Ceremony

The Rockefeller Center is honored to announce that its very own Program Officer for Public Programs and Special Events, Joanne Needham, has received the prestigious Dartmouth College Lone Pine Award for Excellence in Passion and Commitment. This inaugural awards program intends to recognize Dartmouth College employees who have gone above and beyond in showing Dartmouth’s commitment to excellence in different areas of service. The Rockefeller Center staff was pleased to celebrate Joanne’s passion towards her work, at the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth, at the Lone Pine Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 3th 2019. 

The Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's First Annual Benefit Concert

The Xi Lambda chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. partnered with No More Names, an inter-Ivy League police reform advocacy and awareness group, to organize a benefit concert for Campaign Zero, a campaign that finds direct policy solutions for police reform in the United States. OVO's artist Roy Wood$ performed on February 15th and helped fundraise over $3,000 for the cause. Demi Stratmon '20, Mini-Grant recipient, shares her experience organizing the benefit concert. 

Social advocacy is in a new space and age. Attracting participation, engagement and support from busy college students is not easy, especially when targeting various communities in the student population. Our sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, understood this challenge and wanted to overcome every obstacle it would present to spread our cause.

Rocky and Me: Mark Daniels '19 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

Mark Daniels, originally from Topsfield, MA, is graduating from Dartmouth College with a major in Government and a minor in Public Policy. Mark has spent much of his time at Dartmouth with the Rockefeller Center, taking public policy courses, serving as a First-Year Fellow and participating in a variety of programs such as Dartmouth Attitudes, Leadership and Behaviors (DLAB), Management, Leadership and Development Program (MLDP), and the Policy Research Shop (PRS).

Lucy Tantum '19 Presents at the Annual Consortium of Universities in Global Health Conference

Mini-Grant recipient, Lucy Tantum '19 shares her experience attending the annual Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

In March, I attended the annual Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) conference in Chicago to present a poster and learn about current topics in the global health field. This year’s CUGH conference had a theme of Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health. Conference attendees included students, researchers, policymakers, and other global health professionals. By attending conference sessions and meeting other conference attendees, I learned a great deal about the issues which are currently at the forefront of the global health field.


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