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PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy

Rocky and Me: Tyler Baum '20 Senior Reflection

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

It is hard to believe that my four years at Dartmouth are coming to a close. From the moment I set foot in Hanover, I was drawn to the Rockefeller Center and its experiential approach to an education in public policy. Since the fall of 2016, I have been actively engaged in curricular, co-curricular, and research activities at the Rockefeller Center, and I consider no place other than Rocky to be my home at Dartmouth.

Steve Norton Visits PBPL 45 Class

On September 29, 2016, Steve Norton, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, spoke with students in Professor Ron Shaiko's PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class. 

Norton discussed the mission of NHCPPS as well as the Center's most recent 2016 publication, "What Is New Hampshire? An Overview of Issues Shaping the Granite State’s Future."  Student groups in the class are analyzing the data presented in this report as well as in similar reports published by the Center since 2011 and are formulating research reports for specific public policy clients in New Hampshire. 

Norton provided students with a broad substantive overview of the New Hampshire public policy agenda in Concord; he also fielded methodological questions regarding data collection and data quality when analyzing state-level policy issues.

Prior to joining NHCPPS as Executive Director in 2005, Steve Norton was Medicaid Director for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. He also worked at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC throughout the decade of the 1990s.

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