Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
Hometown: Memphis, TNRead the full interview
Over winter break, a group of Dartmouth students traveled to Nicaragua through the Cross Cultural Education and Service Program (CCESP) to run a mobile clinic and implement several sustainable development projects.
More information and photos from their trip is available here: CCESP-Nicaragua Trip Blog and Photos.
See why students love OLE!
More information about the OLE Program is available here.
Watch the trailer for a community-based learning course and film that the Tucker Foundation helped make possible!
An innovative Tucker-supported course pairs college and alternative high school poetry students.
The Red Cross is on the ground in many of the areas devastated recently by Hurricane Sandy. They are calling for individuals in less impact areas to donate blood since many of local blood drives in these areas have been cancelled and there is now an urgent need for blood, or to make a monetary donation. Visit the Red Cross website or text words "RED CROSS" to 90999 to contribute $10. Click here to find a local Red Cross Blood Drive.
Dartmouth College and the Tucker Foundation will host the Second Annual Eastern Regional Campus Compact Conference, "Moving Us Forward" on Thursday and Friday, October 11 & 12, the mission of which is to advance institutional engagement. Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum. During the "Moving Us Forward" Conference, leaders in higher education will participate in workshops on campus-community reciprocity and impact, institutional change, and engaged scholarship.
Tucker Leaders in Community (TLC) is a program for first-year students who want to spend their winter and spring terms engaging with the Upper Valley community, developing friendships and skills as ethical leaders, and exploring contemporary issues of service, social justice, and spirituality. Applications are due October 10, 2012!
Another successful Day of Caring was held in communities throughout the Upper Valley on September 29, 2012. Many Dartmouth students and staff volunteered.
Are you off this fall or winter? Interested in exploring service-options for your off-term? Join us in 105 South Fairbanks to learn about a number of Tucker opportunities, including Tucker Fellowships, DCPS Internships, SEAD Internships & the Class of 1982 Upper Valley Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship!
Interested in getting involved in community service? Want to learn about fellowship and internship opportunities? Join the Tucker Foundation for the SUMMER TERM VOLUNTEER FAIR!
The Dartmouth Class of 1982 celebrated the success of the ’82 Upper Valley Social Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program during their 30th reunion. Read more about the program.
Five Dartmouth seniors have been awarded prizes by the Tucker Foundation. Read about the winners and the prizes.
Jonathan "Jay" Dalton '12 received an Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship to serve for a year after graduation with Casa de Salud in St. Louis, Missouri. Read more..
Most Tuesdays while classes are in session, we hear from Dartmouth faculty and distinguished guests during the noon hour. Serving soup, bread, and food for thought. See the list of all our guests.
The speaker for the 2012 Baccalaureate service is Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary. Read more...
Join the COVER Home Repair Project this Sunday, May 27, at 6:30 pm in the Tucker Foundation seminar room for an invigorating conversation on the role service plays in our lives and our reasons for pursuing it. Dinner will be served.
The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) Internship program will send a Dartmouth '15 or '14 into each of our partner schools (ranging from the Bronx to Appalachia) for an 8-week intensive experience this Fall. Apply now! The deadline is May 27. Read more (and get the application).
TODAY, May 24 at 1 pm, join us for the final Soup for Thought of the term, a discussion with international students on Being a Dartmouth Student and Being YOU. Motema Letlatsa, Si Jie Loo, and others will be sharing their personal narratives and perspectives on identity constructions at Dartmouth. As always, serving soup for lunch — and for thought!
The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech at Dartmouth is Wednesday May 23, 2012. Events include the keynote speech by Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington at 3 p.m. To see the full list of activities, visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~mlk/
The Lewin Fellowship celebrated it's 10th anniversary with a dinner and presentations by returned fellows on April 10, 2012. See a slide show of images of the event, watch video interviews with some of the participants, and read about the presenters on Dartmouth Now.
TONIGHT! 8 p.m., Rockefeller 2. Come hear former Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) interns share stories from an off-term devoted to high school students in under-resourced schools! Read more about SEAD.
D. Parker Phinney '12, who has served as a Tucker Student Director, will attempt to construct the world's longest Barrel of Monkeys chain in the Hopkins Center's Top of the Hop on Sunday, May 13, at noon. Read the story on Dartmouth Now.
Kip Dooley '12, Michael Gordon '12, and Martin Kulander '12, the Co-Presidents of Men's Forum, will be sharing their personal narratives and speaking out on what masculinity at Dartmouth means to them.
Join us on TODAY at 1 PM in the Tucker Living Room. Serving soup for lunch—and for thought!
Sleep outside in solidarity with the homeless on the Gold Coast lawn, May 3-4, 5 pm-10 am. Read more...
Food. Sustenance. Music. Art. A Place to think, play. Join us Friday, April 20 at 11 pm, for Tucker Late Night, a gathering for current and prospective students in South Fairbanks.
Please join us for the Exhibit Opening and Educational Reception of a vibrant collection of self-portraiture created by inmates of the Women's Prison Facility in Talca, Chile. Opening performance by the ROCKAPELLAS!
What: Professor Pati Hernandez and Tucker Fellow Nell Pierce will share their experiences facilitating arts workshops in collaboration with women in a Chilean prison; this will be followed by a Q&A and celebration of art! (refreshments will be provided)
When: TODAY! Wednesday, April 18th @5pm
Where: The Russo Gallery (right outside of the Dickey Center); please note the art will be on display until May 5th.
Event, Exhibit, & Fellowships generously sponsored by the Tucker Foundation and Dickey Center for International Understanding.
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Apply to be a Student Director or Foundation Intern! The deadline for applications is April 15. Read more...
Check out where the trips went and read blogs kept by two of the groups on the Alternative Spring Breaks page.
Join us for Soup for Thought, featuring students sharing what matters to them and why.
WHO: Joan Leslie '12, Danielle Coleman '12, Maryam Zafer '12, and more!
WHAT: The impact of the Trayvon Martin & Shaima Alawadi cases on student lives, perspectives on recent protests and activism surrounding these tragedies
WHERE: Tucker Living Room
WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 1-2 PM
Discussion and Q&A will follow the presentations. A light FREE LUNCH will be provided. All students, staff and faculty welcome!
Dr. Chloe Schwenke, a senior advisor with the U.S. Agency for International Development, will give a public address TODAY at 4:30 p.m., in Collis Common Ground. Her talk is titled: "Doing Better than 'Do No Harm': Elevating Human Rights Through An International Development Lens." Read more about Dr. Schwenke's visit...
Dartmouth Hillel is hosting a Passover Seder on Friday, April 6, at 6:45 pm (RSVP requested to Claudia Palmer). The Ecumenical Christian Chapel Service is hosting two services on Easter Sunday, April 8: at sunrise on the Green and at 5 pm in Rollins Chapel. All are welcome.
Thursday, Mar 29, 7 pm, 41 Haldeman. Using as an example their friendship that crosses all boundaries of age, race and culture, 30-year-old Jason Samuels Smith and 66-year-old Chitresh Das discuss the power of great mentors to encourage achievement in coming generations of artists. Moderated by Dean of the College Charlotte H. Johnson. Co-sponsored by The Hop. Meet the artists after the discussion. For more info, contact Hop Outreach at 603.646.2010.
The 2012 Honor Roll recipients were announced at the American Council on Education's 94th Annual Meeting Ahead of the Curve on March 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. Read more...
ASB's run from March 15 through March 24. Read more...
SUNDAY - MEET THE AUTHOR! Presentation and book Signing with Lodro Rinzler, author of The Buddha Walks Into a Bar...A Guide to Life for a New Generation, on mindfulness and living. March 4, from 3-5 PM, Tucker Foundation Room 105. All welcome; books for purchase.
Even though it has been 6 months since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont and New Hampshire, central Vermont still has many families who have been impacted by Irene and have not yet recovered fully. Sign up to help with community needs assessment on February 29, March 1, or March 4
Join us in the Tucker living room for "Soup for Thought," a new program that features students sharing what matters to them and why!
On March 1 from 12:30 to 1:30, hear about the experiences of Ittai Eres '13, Asher Mayerson '15, and Maryam Zafer '12 at the recent Avi Schaefer conference; perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and the personal journeys that brought them to their current positions. Discussion and Q&A will follow speakers' presentations. A light soup and bread lunch will be provided. All students, staff and faculty welcome!
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand recently gave the annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture on bringing humanities into higher education, making learning real, and asking why we think the way we do. Read the interview.
Join us at our first What Matters to Us and Why, a new program that features students talking to students: connecting Me, U, and Us through meaningful conversation.
Thursday, 2/23 12:30-1:30, Tucker Living Room: Mia Jessup, Dani Levin, and Hikaru Yamagishi, all '12s, will be sharing why V-week, ending violence against women, and promoting gender equality worldwide—starting here at Dartmouth—matters to them. Discussion and Q&A will follow speakers' presentations. A light soup and bread lunch will be provided.
Conversations That Matter is new program of the Tucker Foundation that will increase the amount of meaningful reflection on campus through facilitated group reflection workshops led by Peer Reflection Facilitators. Find out how to get involved - the deadline for applications is TODAY, February 20!
Writer and Harvard Professor Louis Menand will give the annual William Jewett Tucker lecture on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 4 pm in Filene Auditorium. Find out more.
Preacher Moss, an American Muslim convert, comedian, and writer, presents his End of Racism Comedy and Lecture Tour at Dartmouth on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Read more.
Writer Barry Estabrook will speak about migrant labor issues and modern day slavery at his lecture on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 4pm in Silsby 28. Find out more.
On January 27, join us for the Social Justice Awards, which honor Dartmouth community members for their contributions to issues of civil rights and social justice.
MLK Tucker Tuesday
On January 17, actor and singer Tayo Aluko, who is presenting his show Call Mr. Robeson at the Hopkins Center January 17 and 18, will be the guest for a "What Matters to Me and Why" discussion.
Visit our page of activities sponsored by the Tucker Foundation celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 16, the Student Forum on Global Learning will take place in the Haldeman Building. View the schedule or read more about it on Dartmouth Now.
This forum is a collaborative effort of many offices on campus. Please join us!
Interested in getting involved in community service? Want to learn about fellowship, internship and service trip opportunities?
Join the Tucker Foundation for the WINTER TERM VOLUNTEER FAIR!
When? TODAY, January 5, from 5-7pm. Where? Collis Common Ground.
Serving hot cocoa and snacks!
Last Updated: 12/18/14