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February 24, 2018 12:12PM
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Graduating in the Class of 2004, Janos Marton '04 attributes Dartmouth as the place where he got his “intellectual bearings and found a lot of [his] passions.” In an interview, he remarked that “When it comes to criminal justice, taking the raw emotional feelings I had behind it and translating that into an understanding of how the system works propelled me into a career that I have.”

Throughout his transitory careers, Marton noted that there has been a continuous focus on detail and...

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February 22, 2018 12:26AM
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Tyler C. Baum ’20 grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from the K12 International Academy. At K12, Tyler was the Co-Chairman of the Model United Nations club and the founding President of K12’s Student Council. He also played travel ice hockey and participated in the Spanish club, National Honors Society, and interned or volunteered on numerous national political campaigns, including Pat Toomey for Senate and Keith Rothfus for Congress. At Dartmouth, Tyler plans to pursue a...

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February 21, 2018 1:01PM
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On Monday, February 19, 2018, former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), visited Professor Shaiko's Public Policy 5 Class. 

Senator Ayotte, the 2018 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, spoke to the class of approximately 100 students about how experiences working with her colleagues in the Senate to adopt more evidence-based processes of selecting and evaluating new and ongoing government programs.

Senator Ayotte highlighted her contribution to...

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February 20, 2018 2:13PM
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Jenna Salvay ’20 comes from Palos Verdes Estates, California and graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School as an AP Scholar with Distinction and recipient of the Wellesley book award. Throughout high school, Jenna volunteered as a youth soccer coach and a reading and writing tutor. In addition, Jenna played on her club soccer team, the Los Angeles Galaxy. She also participated in high school organizations, such as Link Crew, Walk for Life Ambassadors, and Principle’s Advisory...

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February 19, 2018 8:39PM
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In honor of Veterans Day, Dartmouth College celebrated the service of all U.S. military veterans through a week of special programming. Events included a November 7th screening of the film, Dateline-Saigon, followed by a discussion with producer and director Tom Herman and History Professor Edward Miller, Founding Director of the Dartmouth Vietnam Project.

Dateline-Saigon is the story of five young journalists who risked their lives to share the story no...

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February 18, 2018 6:13PM
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Jesus Franco ’20 grew up in southeast Los Angeles in South Gate, California and graduated from South Gate High School as an AP Scholar with Honors. At South Gate High, Jesus was Senior Class President, Vice President of the Policy Debate Team, and President of Key Club, a community service based organization.

At Dartmouth, Jesus is interested in studying Government and Economics with a minor in Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies. He is on the board of the Coalition for...

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February 16, 2018 1:59PM
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The Rockefeller Center is proud to announce the Fall 2017 recipients of the Senior Honors Thesis Grants. The program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. 

Alexander Agadjanian, a member of the Class of 2018, is a double major in Government and Quantitative Social Science from Tempe, AZ whose research interests...

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February 14, 2018 11:36PM
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Nicole Beckman ’20 is from Pelham, New York and graduated from Riverdale Country School. At Riverdale, Nicole was captain of the Mock Trial team which, under her leadership, ranked among the top 16 schools in New York City. She was also involved with Social Science Research, the Riverdale Admissions Office, and Student Government.

At Dartmouth, Nicole plans to pursue a major in Government and a minor in Public Policy. She is a member of the Dartmouth Mock Trial Team and Dartmouth...

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February 11, 2018 7:00PM
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When he was a student in the late 1920s, Nelson A. Rockefeller ’30 helped the nearby town of White River Junction recover from the Great Vermont Flood of 1927. His only request was to not be featured in any newspaper or other media article because his father, John D. Rockefeller, discouraged such publicity. Unearthing a little-known anecdote such as this one, connects undergraduate students to Nelson Rockefeller—a public figure who went on to contribute his wisdom, energy, and resources to...

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February 09, 2018 12:13AM
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Will Barth comes from Ridgefield, Connecticut and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2016 with high honors and as an AP Scholar with Distinction. In high school, Will was captain of the debate team, which he led to first place at state finals in 2016, as well as senior patrol leader and Eagle Scout in his local Boy Scout troop. He was also on the mock trial team, in orchestra and jazz band, and co-founder of the Robin Hood charity club.

At Dartmouth, Will plans to major in...

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