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Eliza Rockefeller '17

Eliza Rockefeller
Assistant for Multi-Faith Programs

Major: Religion Major and Studio Art Minor

Hometown: New York City, NY

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2010 News Archive

Geoffrey Canada: "Speaking Out for Children: My Work with the Harlem Children'z Zone"



Details regarding Mr. Canada's lecture & visit will be forthcoming. Thanks for your understanding.

 Public Lecture: "Speaking Out for Children: My Work with the Harlem Children'z Zone"

Monday February 7th - 4:00pm

Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts

Read more about Geoffrey Canada.

Contact the Tucker Foundation with further questions.

Dartmouth Celebrates "Day of Caring 2010"

On October 9, over 100 members of the Dartmouth community came out to participate in the Granite United Way's "Day of Caring".  Students, faculty & staff participated in local service projects in an effort to give back to the Upper Valley.  For more information, check out Granite United Way.

United Way Day of Caring 2010

Photo Credit: Joseph Mehling '69

Tucker Points Winter 2010

Students at Dartmouth for Haiti Relief

sdhcThe Students at Dartmouth for Haiti Relief (SDHR) is a student-run effort coordinating Dartmouth College’s response to the Earthquake in Haiti. The SDHR organizes efficient responses in conjunction with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, The Dartmouth Institute, the Tuck School of Business, the Thayer School of Engineering and the Upper Valley community to provide support to Partners in Health (PIH) and President Jim Yong Kim with emergency response efforts in Haiti.

Please visit the Students at Dartmouth for Haiti Relief website or the Tucker Haiti Response Site

Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth

Every Summer, Dartmouth College and the Tucker Foundation welcome the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program to Hanover.  SEAD is a program that "expands the educational opportunities for promising high school students from selected under-resourced urban and rural schools" through mentoring, academic coaching and college readiness activities.  Students spend summers in Hanover and develop a close relationship with student mentors, academic coaches and advisors.  Learn more about the SEAD Program's 10th anniversary in DartmouthNow.

SEAD I runs June 29 - July 12.

SEAD III runs July 17 - July 31.

Learn more about the SEAD Program or check out the feature-length documentary about the SEAD program at the Bronx School for Mathematics & Science.

Habitat for Humanity: Green Home

Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity and Dartmouth's chapter of H4H for the groundbreaking of a "green" home for Summer 2010.  This new project will focus on creating a energy-efficient and sustainable home.

Learn more about Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity and Dartmouth's chapter of H4H.

Qinghai Earthquake Relief

On Wednesday, April 14th, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Yushu County in Qinghai Province, China. Yushu is a predominantly Tibetan area of China. As the earthquake disappears from world news, the death toll continues to rise, as do the needs of the survivors. As of Monday, April 19th, the death toll reached 2,000. 90% of the buildings have collapsed, leaving survivors with no shelter in -5°C temperature in April.

Please donate now to help earthquake relief efforts in Qinghai through the Yushu Earthquake Response. If you do not have DA$H or would prefer to donate through other means, please bring a check or cash to Room 6047, Silsby 4th Floor.

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Bishop Robinson Comes to Dartmouth


As a kick off for Dartmouth PRIDE 2010 a globally-recognized name, Bishop Gene Robinson, spoke at Dartmouth on Thursday, April 22 in Rollins Chapel.  The Tucker foundation hosted a Cookies/Lemonade reception after his talk where students got the chance to interact with Robinson in a more informal environment. He is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, and is known around the world for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in the Episcopal Church. Robinson was named the #7 most influential gay person in the United States in OUT Magazine in 2009. And, to top it off, he's a powerful, inspirational public speaker.  

For more information, visit the official PRIDE website.

Sponsored by:The William Jewett Tucker Foundation, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Hanover).

Dartmouth & Peace Corps

Dartmouth College is nationally ranked on the 2010 Peace Corps top 25 list of small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 17 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Dartmouth is No. 12 in the 2010 rankings. Since Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 606 Dartmouth alumni have joined the Peace Corps.  Read the full news release by clicking here.

This I Believe Project

In an effort to promote dialogue on the issue of belief and action on the Dartmouth campus, we invite you to contribute to the project, “This I Believe.” This project is patterned after the popular NPR program of the same name. We understand how challenging this is—it requires such intimacy that no one else can do it for you.  Click here to find out how to contribute. 

Watch some of the interviews on our YouTube Channel.                            

Study Links Civic Education to 21st Century Skills

According to a new paper by Judith Torney-Purta and Britt S. Wilkenfeld, “Civic education, especially when it is interactive and involves discussion of current issues, is an important way to develop the skills that young Americans need to succeed in the 21st Century workforce. Students who experience interactive discussion-based civic education (either by itself or in combination with lecture-based civic education) score the highest on “21st Century Competencies,” including working with others (especially in diverse groups) and knowledge of economic and political processes. Students who experience neither interactive nor lecture-based civic education have the lowest scores on all of the 21st Century competencies examined. This group, which comprises about one-quarter of all American students, shows not only low levels of knowledge but also a relatively low level of willingness to obey the law.”  Read the report here.


Perspectives on Life, Death, and the Healing Arts

A Seminar at Dartmouth College, Friday, April 16th, 4:00 pm to Saturday, April 17th 4:30 pm


Around the world and throughout history an individual's power and capacity to heal has been connected, more or less directly, to spirituality. This is true not only where "traditional" medicine is practiced; it can also inform the ways contemporary doctors in conventional settings interact with their patients.

This seminar explores a Buddhist perspective on health, illness and the healing arts with Tibetan physician, Buddhist monk and Public Health Ph.D (UCLA) Kunchok Gyaltsen. Other presenters include anthropologists engaged in cross cultural study of health and illness and local practitioners of medicine and Buddhism. The format includes lectures, invited response, audience comment and opportunity to engage in Buddhist meditation practice.


  • Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, Ph.D. UCLA School of Public Health, Kumbum Tibetan Medical Hospital, Quinghai Tibetan Medical College
  • Eric Jacobsen, Ph.D. Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
  • Theresia Hofer, Ph.D. University College, London;Welcome Trust for the History of Medicine.
  • Barbara Gerke, Ph.D. University of Oxford, Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College; International Trust for Traditional Medicine, India (1994 to 2008).
  • Local Practitioner Panel. Charles Meyers, acupuncturist and lay ordained Zen monk; Dr. Richard White, Family Practice Physician; Dr. Lori Alvord, surgeon and member, Navajo tribe


Friday pm

4:00 to 5:30 Health and Illness in Tibetan/Himalayan Communities

5:30 to 6:30 Meditation (led by Dr. Gyaltsen)

6:30 to 8:00 Reception with speakers- Khawachen/Inner Asia

Main St. Hanover


Saturday am

8:00 to 9:00 Meditation (led by Local Practitioners)

9:00 to 10:00 Dr. Gyaltsen Keynote Presentation

10:00 to 10:15 Tea/coffee break

10:15 to 11:45 Response and discussion

11:45 Lunch (buy your own, Thayer Dining Hall)


Saturday pm

1:00 to 2:30 Buddhism and Medicine in (Local) Practice

2:30 to 2:45 Tea/coffee break

2:45 to 3:15 Dr. Gyaltsen Response

3:15 to 4:00 Roundtable Discussion with all Participants

4:00 to 4:30 Concluding Meditation


Advanced registration is requested. The seminar is FREE and open to the public. For the sake of our planning please register by e-mail at <>.


February 17, 2010: Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship

A reminder that the Class of 1982 Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship application is due February 17th.  Click here to learn more and find application materials.

February 4-10, 2010: Social Justice Week

The Ignored of America: A Week Exploring Social Inequality 

Faculty Panel: Inequality
Thursday February 4 7:00 PM • Rocky 001
Distinguished professors share views on the social construction of poverty.

Dinner Discussion: Working Class Brilliance
Monday February 8
7:00 PM • Brace Commons • East Wheelock
RSVP to ‘First Generation’ • Presented by EW Service Corps, Equity

Keynote Lecture: Jonathan Kozol
Monday February 8

4:00 PM • Filene Auditorium
Jonathan Kozol is a renowned teacher and advocate for students across America. He is an award-winning author and devotes his time to lobbying for American education reform and improvement.

Film: “Whatever It Takes”
Monday February 8
7:00 PM • Filene Auditorium
SEAD is featured in this account of a child’s struggles of growing up in the Bronx.

What Matter to Me & Why: Jonathan Kozol
Tuesday February 9
12:00 PM • Collis Center
Meet Jonathan Kozol and hear what motivates him to make a difference.

Rice & Beans Discussion Dinner
Wednesday February 10
12:00 PM • Collis Commonground

news-inaugJanuary 18, 2009: The Inaugural Student Conference on Global Learning

Conference participants will explore some of the most pressing issues of our time, potential solutions, and our role and responsibility in affecting change in the world.

  • Workshops, art exhibits, roundtable discussions, and more...
  • Resources for on & off-campus opportunities
  • Alumni panel & networking

Event is open to all, no registration is required:

Monday, January 18th, 2010 (MLK Day--no classes!)
Haldeman Center
10:30 am-3:30 pm

Come for as long as you can and hear from as many student presenters as possible.

This program is part of MLK Day celebrations and is a collaborative effort by the Dickey Center, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, the Tucker Foundation, the Rockefeller Center, the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research, the Office of Off-Campus Programs, the Office of Pluralism & Leadership, and the Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Project.

December 2009: CCESP Nicaragua 2009 Announcement

CCESP 2009Originally Posted December 9, 2009:

A group of twenty-one undergraduates, one Arts & Sciences faculty fellow, three fourth-year Dartmouth Medical School students, and three health practitioners are about to journey twenty five hundred miles from the quaint town of Hanover, to a place where most people live on 24 dollars a month, where there is no running water, and where solar panels and power generators represent luxury. This is Siuna, a rural city that lies at the heart of Nicaragua’s undeveloped North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN).

Siuna embodies Nicaragua’s struggle to overcome the devastation that years of natural resource exploitation, civil war, and environmental disasters have left behind. A former gold mining town, the region lacks potable water—Siuna’s water contains dangerously high levels of arsenic and lead—in addition to paved roads and other basic infrastructure. Confronted with these conditions, it becomes apparent that there is much work to be done, work which the Tucker Foundation’s Cross-Cultural Education and Service Program (CCESP) has been tackling for the past eight years...

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Food and Shelter the focus for Tucker volunteers

Zachary Kaufman, Dartmouth Class of 2008, has been named a 2010 Marshall Scholar. Kaufman aspires "to relentlessly fight infectious disease through research, service, and teaching."

The Big Green Presence in the Peace Corps:

Attention Dartmouth Peace Corps Alumni! Planning for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Peace Corps in 2011 is underway. The Tucker Foundation, in collaboration with various organizations and departments around campus, is planning Dartmouth’s 50th Anniversary documentary and festivities. Please contact the Tucker Foundation if you are willing to share your Peace Corps story: Email with your name, class year, and the location of your service in the Peace Corps.

Tucker Program Committee

The Tucker Foundation has funding available for new student initiatives, events, and programs! There are resources for 5 mini-grants of up to $400.00 each and 1 grant of up to $3,500 for either a pilot program or one-time initiative. All grants are intended to encourage collaboration amongst various organizations on campus, and to further service, social justice, and/or spiritual exploration.

Hometown Hero Buddies

Hometown Hero Buddies will match each Dartmouth student volunteer with a same-gender military child. Each term throughout the school year, the Hometown Hero Buddies will travel to visit their Buddies and will have the opportunity for both group activities and one-on-one interactions.

The Council on Service and Engagement:

meets from 9-10 am, second Wed. of the month, Tucker Foundation Seminar Room--All are welcome. Exception: No meeting on 12/11/09 due to a special session on 12/4. 

All are invited to a special meeting of the Council on Service and Engagement Committee to discuss community-based learning, service, and engagement across Dartmouth College--coordinating efforts, advocacy, and next steps; Friday, Dec. 4, 12-1:30 at DCAL.

Dr. Jim Kim Inaugural Video Features Tucker Service and Faith

Video of President Kim's inaugural speech Read more.

Podcast: The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth Program (SEAD)

Damaris Walker '09 and Mark Wilson '09 chose to attend Dartmouth after completing the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program (SEAD), which expands educational opportunities for adolescents from under-resourced high schools. In this podcast the Philadelphia natives are interviewed by SEAD Director Jay Davis '90 who talks with them about their Dartmouth experience and their plans for next year. Read more.

Friday, January 29: Ninth Annual MLK

4:30 p.m., Collis Common Ground

Join President Jim Yong Kim and Acting Dean of the College Sylvia Spears in honoring the lives and careers of Dartmouth community members, listed below, who have enriched our world through their contributions to issues of social justice.

The ceremony will include a panel discussion with the honorees. A reception will follow.

Lester B. Granger '18 Award for Lifetime Achievement
Peter Kilmarx '83, DMS'90, chief, Epidemiology Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; captain, U.S. Public Health Service

Ongoing Commitment
Cathleen Caron '92, founder, Global Workers Justice Alliance
Emerging Leadership
(award to be presented in absentia)

Methembe Ndlovu '97, co-founder and Zimbabwe program director, Grassroot Soccer; assistant coach, Zimbabwe National Soccer Team
Student Group
Dartmouth Medical School Physicians for Human Rights

Open lunch with Dr. Kilmarx, Friday 1/29 at 12:30 PM in the Tucker Foundation Living Room.

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Dartmouth College Arts & Sciences Faculty Fellow:

Doug Moody, Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

Program Supervisor (non-traveling):

Lynn White Cloud (Senior Officer, International Service & Education, Tucker Foundation)

Last Updated: 4/13/15