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2011 - 2012 Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Annual Report

  1. 1. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for public policy and the social sciences2011-2012 Annual Report The 2011 Republican Debate at Dartmouth The Rockefeller Center was one of the host organizations for the The debate was a great success and a memorable experience for Republican Presidential Candidates Debate on October 11, 2011, students of all political persuasions. In the words of Andrew in Spaulding Auditorium. Eight GOP candidates participated Samwick, professor of economics and Rockefeller Center director, in the event, which focused primarily on the economy. It was “Young people are what politics are all about, and there’s no better broadcast worldwide by Bloomberg Television, streamed online way to teach them about politics than to get them involved with hosting a debate that’s part of the free speech that leads to an by the Washington Post, and broadcast locally by WBIN in Derry, informed citizenry.” NH. More than 2,500 tickets were distributed to students, faculty, and the Upper Valley community to attend the two-hour debate or A video showcasing student engagement at the debate is available Student Watch Party. Additional class visits and events took place on our YouTube channel at before and after the debate itself. photo by Z ach ary Ingbre tsen ’11 Professor Ron Shaiko, Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at the Rockefeller Center, facilitated a focus group of 16 students who met before and after the debate to discuss and share their “I’ve never seen a live political impressions. Sixteen Dartmouth undergraduates participated in a focus group prior to and event before. It’s reasons like this immediately following the Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College. Nearly 200 students that I came to this school.” photo by Jeff Woo volunteered to assist ~ Carly Christian ’15 with logistics, with members of the Dartmouth College Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians involved in debate planning. As John Turro ’12, who was student dward coordinator of the debate and Student Watch Party host, says, “You really need to be able to work together with people. You need to understand that this is a national event and that teamwork The candidates gather on the stage before the beginning of the debate held in is the biggest and most important thing.” Spaulding Auditorium. inside: Policy Research Shop • Rockefeller Leadership Fellows • Rocky by the Numbers • Financials
  2. 2. Rocky by the Policy Research Shop Numbers Students graduated with a Public Policy Minor 39 The Policy Research Shop (PRS), an innovative Students enrolled in Public Policy classes program begun in 2004, is 456 (includes cross-listed courses) designed to give students real-life experience in Internships funded public policy research 60 (excluding First-Year Fellows) and offers them the Participants in the Policy Research Shop (PRS) opportunity to interact 51 with and present their findings to state legislators PRS briefs produced PRS students Michael Danaher ’13, Amy Couture ’14, and Tina and policymakers from 18 the two states of New Meng ’14 pose for a photo with NH Gov. John Lynch following Senior honors thesis grants awarded their presentation in the Executive Council chambers. Hampshire and Vermont. 11 In 2011 and 2012, their policy briefs have included presentations to: Dartmouth-Oxford exchange participants • The New Hampshire Department of Safety; 12 • The New Hampshire House of Representatives Election Law Committee; Organizations hosting interns • The New Hampshire House Special Committee on Public Employee Pensions 62 (includes First-Year Fellow hosts) Reform; • The Legal Aid Referral Center of Hew Hampshire; Civic Skills Training participants • The Grafton County (NH) Jail Task Force; and 31 (includes First-Year Fellows) • The Vermont House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources First-Year Fellows and Energy. 20 Policy briefs have addressed such diverse issues as healthcare, homelessness, Rockefeller Leadership Fellows education, transportation, criminal justice, mental health, child poverty, and 22 business taxes. Student discussion leaders This past year, PRS exceeded its goals for 17 “Nothing compares to participation (more than 51 students have Faculty grants awarded been involved) and research reports (more solving real-world problems 7 than 18 studies have been conducted). and knowing your research Faculty workshops offered A highlight of 2012 was the invitation of 33 has a direct impact.” four PRS students to brief New Hampshire Classroom enhancement grants awarded Governor John Lynch on their study ~ David Lumbert ’12 18 of performance measurement for state governmental agencies. Public programs offered 28 The PRS program connects students directly with the issues that confront those Management & Leadership Development who live, work, and govern in two New England states. Through their research Program participants and direct contact with lawmakers, students have the opportunity to influence 112 and impact lives in these communities. The PRS is supported by a grant from the Note: This is a compilation of statistics on our programmatic Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). activities during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Alumni Conference Learn. Reconnect. Reflect.Aug. 2011 SEPT. 2011 OCT. 2011 MAR. 2012 APR. 2012 Center hosts 10th Center welcomes 2011 Republican 101 students complete 5th Annual NH State Anniversary RLF Class of 2015 at Presidential Debate PBPL 5: Introduction to of the State Poll Alumni Conference Annual Open House at Dartmouth Public Policy completed
  3. 3. Rockefeller Leadership Fellows “RLF is a linkage for students between theory and practice, between the classroom and the wider world.” ~ Nathaniel C. Fick ’99 In 2011, the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program proudly Rockefeller Center celebrated its 10th anniversary. The program, which is open to students Income Statement during their senior year, addresses leadership and its connection to citizen involvement, civic engagement, and community dialogue. 2012 “RLF embodies my freshman-year Jay Davis ’90, Director of the Summer Revenues Enrichment at Dartmouth and the First-Year vision of Dartmouth: engaging Student Enrichment Programs, leads a RLF Gifts Endowment session on facilitative leadership. Accounts with students who have very Focusing on the styles, theories, $436,206 $1,130,722 different perspectives from me in teamwork, and practical skills that will prepare participating students order to improve ourselves and the for future leadership roles, the RLF External program emphasizes the individual Grants world around us.” as a leader, the individual operating $143,092 ~ Michelle Shankar ’12 within a team, and the individual working as a team member within an organization. A unique aspect of the program is that Fellows learn from the Dean of the insight and experience of distinguished guests as well as from each other. Faculty $383,424 A three-day, commemorative conference (“Learn—Reconnect— “RLF taught me that followership Total before use of Reserves: $2,093,444 Reflect”) was held in August, is just as important [as leadership] Net Change in Reserves: $180,986 2011. Participants were RLF Total Funds used to Support Expenses: $2,274,430 alumni from the Class of 2001 and that I can make a difference by through the Class of 2011. The Expenses conference, which featured motivating others around me and presentations by Rockefeller being myself.” Curriculum Operations and Research Center leadership, Tuck School of $516,497 Business faculty, and outside guest ~ Christabell Dorcas Makokha ’11 $799,129 speakers, offered: • Sessions to RLF alumni on management and leadership topics; • Opportunities for RLF alumni to provide career advice to each other; and • Initiatives to establish or strengthen relationships between RLF alumni and the Rockefeller Center. Additionally, RLF alumni from the fields of education, law, medicine, and finance provided sessions on career advising for sophomores on campus. Student and To date, more than 220 students have participated in the RLF program, preparing Public Programs $958,804 them to be effective leaders who will play important roles in shaping the world’s future. TOTAL: $2,274,430May 2012 May 2012 june 2012 june 2012 RLF gives presentation More than 350 students have now Center says congratulations Students in the Class at Alumni Council participated in our Management & to Class of 2012 at of 2015 attend CST in meeting Leadership Development Program Senior BBQ Washington, DC
  4. 4. Dartmouth College The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center NONPROFIT BLUNT ALUMNI CENTER U.S. POSTAGE PAID for public policy and the social sciences DARTMOUTH HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03755-3590 COLLEGE 6082 Rockefeller Hall • Hanover, NH 03755-3514 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTEDsubscribe to Rocky’s calendar of public events; and to updates and news at http://rockefeller. © 2012, Trustees of Dartmouth CollegeShare Dartmouth College and Treasures Your Time, Talents, FIRST CLASS MAIL BLUNT ALUMNI CENTER U.S. POSTAGE PAID HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03755-3590 PERMIT #2 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE In this generation, Dartmouth REQUESTED RETURN SERVICE students will graduate into an uncertain world of daunting public policy challenges. They will need both the knowledge to understand these challenges and the leadership ability to mobilize people and resources to meet them. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center is a pioneer in developing programs to engage students in the twin objectives of scholarship and leadership in public policy, whether in or out of the classroom, on or off campus. Your support for the programs of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center is an investment in the next generation of public policy leaders. YOU can have an impact on the next generation of public policy leaders! At the fall weekend retreat, Rockefeller Leadership Fellows build community, learn negotiation techniques, practice public speaking skills, and plan for the year ahead. First-Year Fellows explore public policy and Policy Research Shop gives students real-life politics in Washington, DC, after completing experience and the opportunity to impact an intensive training to jump start their success. communities in New Hampshire & Vermont.http:// • 603-646-3874 •