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Miss This at Your Own Risk
When you talk to alumni, they will often point to a class or even a single moment at the College that had a lasting impact on them, one that influenced their career or life in ways that they still feel every day. The Startup Experience could be one of those events for you.
In talking to students at the top B-Schools, the bloom is clearly off the investment banking/management consulting/private equity rose. The smart kids are starting their own companies right out of school. Will you do so, too?
The Rockefeller Center, which organized the Startup Experience’s visit to the College (with financial support from other organizations), is a hub of excellence at the College. A few years ago, the Center’s Director, Economics Professor Andrew Samwick, was chosen as the New Hampshire Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. They made a good choice. And, as is so often the case at the College, our best teachers are also our most acclaimed researchers. Look at Google Scholar to review Samwick’s record of publications.
Addendum: In addition to the above presentation, Henrik Scheel and Jamie Coughlin, the Director of the College’s New Venture Incubator Programs, will speak about social entrepreneurship tomorrow evening in Rocky 3 at 7pm.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…