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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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2013 News Archive

Upper Valley Haven Benefit Concert

A concert to benefit the Upper Valley Haven will be held on Sunday, December 15th, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pianist David Thron and violinist Elijah Stommel will perform music of Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartok. Please join us for and share the word about this wonderful concert for a great, local cause!

Free admission. Free-will offerings accepted.

*Our Savior Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry is a sponsored organization of the Tucker Foundation.

Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Piano Concert

Young pianists from age 5-16 will be playing at Rollins Chapel this Sunday, December 8 from 1-3 PM.  This benefit concert will feature pieces from Schubert, Debussy, Bach, Prokofiev, Bartok and Glinka.  Donations for relief efforts in the Philippines will be accepted, but admission is free.

Sign Up for Mindful Technology Workshops led by David Levy '71 

david levy

David Levy is Professor at the Information School, University of Washington in Seattle, where he focuses on bringing mindfulness training and other contemplative practices to address problems of information overload and acceleration. Don't miss Levy's public lecture, "No Time to Think" on Thursday November 7th, 4:30-6 PM in Rocky 003!

Social Justice and Song: A lunch-time conversation with Rara M de NY

Thursday, October 10th at Noon-1 pm
Tucker Foundation Living Room

Join members of Haitian music band Raram de NY in a conversation about the linkage between their music and social justice. Raram de NY plays a modernized version of the traditional genre of Haitian music called Rara. The parent band, Raram, was originally from Bel Air, Port-au-Prince. Several members of Raram were in Miami for a performance when the earthquake struck in January 2010. They were granted Temporary Protective Status following the earthquake and have remained in the States since, settling in Brooklyn, NY. They formed Raram de NY in the summer of 2010, and soon after they began playing at clubs in NY.  An extremely talented group of artists, Raram de NY reflects the profound demographic shifts caused by the earthquake and also attests to the power of music to revitalize and articulate a Haitian transnational community. Please take a look at the 2013 video to get a feel for this group's vibrant and socially engaged repertoire.

Sponsored by The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Fund for Anthropology; the Music Department; the Religion Department; the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program; the African and African-American Studies Program; The Leslie Center for the Humanities; the Dickey Center for International Understanding; Collis Center; the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center; the Tucker Foundation; the of the Dean of Humanities; the Office of Dean of Social Sciences; the Dartmouth Office of International Initiative and Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Tucker Leaders in Community (TLC): Application Deadline - Oct. 9

For first-year students who want to engage with the Upper Valley community, develop friendships and skills as ethical leaders, and explore contemporary issues of service, spirituality, and social justice.  Apply during fall term and participate in TLC during winter and spring terms.

More information and applications are available online here!

E-mail or swing by the second floor of the Tucker Foundation and ask for Molly or Adam.

Alternative Spring Break Trips: Application Deadline - Oct. 7

Register now for the Day of Caring on Oct. 5!

Day of Caring 2012 Group

The 4th annual United Way-Dartmouth DAY OF CARING is a chance for all individuals in the area to give, advocate and volunteer. It's a day to join hands, open hearts, and show the community how to "Live United."

There will be a kick-off celebration at 8:30 am in Collis Common Ground for all participants. Volunteers will be on-site by 10 am and will return to campus by 2:30 pm.

Lunch will be provided.

Register Now
*You must register in advance.  Registration will be open until Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Tucker Welcomes Theresa M. Ellis, '97, as Interim Dean


Ellis began her first week as Interim Dean by meeting with Tucker Student Leaders. We are delighted that she has agreed to share her talent and passion with the Tucker Foundation! Learn more about Theresa Ellis and her role at Tucker.  

2013 Convocation & Inauguration of Philip J. Hanlon '77, 18th President of Dartmouth College

"We have opportunities to harness the power of experiential learning--learning by doing--more fully, to equip students with a flexibility of mind and the understanding that the power of deep thinking is the most potent tool they have in life."
-President Phil Hanlon '77

The Tucker Foundation welcomes the Class of 2017 at Convocation and congratulates President Phil Hanlon '77 on his Inauguration Day! Don't miss the Convocation & Inauguration Ceremonies this Friday 9/20 on the Dartmouth Green at 3 PM. Welcome home President Hanlon!

Webcast (live at 3:20 pm)

Photos from Inauguration Events

Fall Volunteer Fair: Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5-8 pm

Interested in making a difference?  Want to learn more about your community?  Join us for the Fall Volunteer Fair Wednesday, September 18th, from 5-8 pm at Collis Common Ground.

Student leaders and Community Partners from Tucker's local, national, and international opportunities will tell you all about Tucker's Service Programs and answer questions about participating.

Snacks will be provided.

Vital Communities Orientation - Sept. 6

Sign up today to learn about and serve in your new community, the Upper Valley! Join the Tucker Foundation, Collis Center for Student Involvement, and Vital Communities in an afternoon of service, a community scavenger hunt, and a picnic to share your findings.

Friday, September 6 from 12:30-6:30 pm; meet at the Tucker Foundation (the white building around the corner from '53 Commons Dining Hall)

Welcome to the Tucker Foundation Class of 2017!

August Edition of Tucker Points released

In the most recent issue of Tucker Points: Muslim Advisor Dawood Yasin Leaves Legacy, Transformed Lives - CCESP Nicaragua, and highlights from the December 2012 CCESP trip to Siuna, Nicaragua.

The Tucker Foundation's newsletter, Tucker Points, is distributed to alumni, friends of the Tucker Foundation, students, and faculty and highlights the Foundation's news and events. As of January 2013, Tucker Points has moved to a monthly electronic newsletter that is now delivered to subscribers via email.  If you would like to be added to our email list, please complete the form available here.

Last Multi-Faith Council of the Summer - Aug. 13!

Have you been looking for a group of spiritually-oriented individuals to discuss current issues and share a meal with? Dartmouth's Multi-Faith Council aims to build community across religious lines. All are welcome to attend or just stop by and see what this inspiring group is all about. 


Tuesday, 8/13


5:45-7:00 pm


Roth Center (Hillel)

RSVP to:



Quinoa stuffed bell peppers
Fresh fruit
Ice cream

*Dinner is kosher/vegetarian/gluten-free/peanut-free; let us know if you have any other dietary restrictions!

Bridges to Community Celebrates 20 Years

Bridges to Community 20th Anniversary LogoThe Nicaragua - Cross Cultural Education & Service Program (CCESP-Nicaragua), going to Nicaragua in December 2013, partners with the not-for-profit Bridges to Community (BTC). The CCESP-Nicaragua and BTC have been partnering for 13 years to create a meaningful, collaborative service trip focused on meeting the needs of local communities in the Siuna region of Nicaragua.  Volunteers focus their energy and resources on issues related to community development and health services as determined by members of the host community.

A letter from the Tucker Foundation

Dear Dartmouth Community,

As many of you know, the College has appointed a new Dean for the Tucker Foundation. As you can see from the College's official announcement as well as a Dartmouth Now piece from the Dean-elect, James Tengatenga, brings a life-time of social justice, advocacy, and spiritual work to this new position. However, his appointment has not been without some concerns.

Given that addressing issues of social justice through direct engagement and reflection is at the core of Tucker's mission to "educate Dartmouth students for lives of purpose and ethical leadership, rooted in service, spirituality, and social justice" we invite the Dartmouth Community to join us in a conversation on Monday, July 22nd at 5pm in the Tucker Living Room in South Fairbanks Hall about this appointment and how it relates to Tucker's values and mission.

Food Drive to Benefit Listen Community Services

Now through Friday, July 26
Drop Off at Tucker and Collis Lower Level

The floods in the Upper Valley have exhausted their food pantry. The good news: They are helping A LOT of families in need! The bad news: They are running out of food! If you have some extra food around the house or need to run to the grocery this week, please remember Listen.

Specific Needs: Canned/Boxed Pastas, Tuna Fish, Mac & Cheese, Soups, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, and Breakfast Items

Ramadan Reflections & Dinner

2013 Ramadan Reflections PosterAn Evening of Reflection, Food & Friendship

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at the Tucker Foundation and the Al-Nur Muslim Student Association of Dartmouth College invite you to attend Ramadan Reflections & Dinner on Tuesday, July 23 from 8-10pm at Collis Common Ground. This program will feature a student panel with reflections associated with the practice of fasting Ramadan. Small groups discussions will follow. 

Ramadan is traditionally a time of reconciliation, of love and forgiveness, as well as spiritual progress. Ramadan is also a time of grace and renews spiritual energy, when the acts of worship and practiced throughout the year suddenly take on new meanings.

Video: "Boys Will Be Boys: Deconstructing Masculinity and Manhood at Dartmouth"

On Monday, July 8, The Center for Gender and Student Engagement (CGSE), The Tucker Foundation, and other Dartmouth offices and departments welcomed sociologist and acclaimed author, Michael Kimmel, to campus as the 2013 CGSE Visionary in Residence. Dr. Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and scholars on men and masculinity in the world today. His most recent publication, A Guy's Guide to Feminism (2011), illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives. To watch a video of Dr. Kimmel's public lecture titled, "Boys Will Be Boys: Deconstructing Masculinity and Manhood at Dartmouth," click here.

Opera North Benefit Concert for Willing Hands, Friday 7/19 @ 6:30 pm

Willing Hands Benefit Concert Poster July 2013Due to recent flash flooding in the Upper Valley, more people are relying on food pantries for help. In addition to making donations directly to help Listen, the Haven, and others keep up with demand, you can help by joining us at a benefit concert for Willing Hands, a local non-profit organization which delivers about 4 tons of wholesome food to our neighbors in need each week, every week, year round and free of charge, Willing Hands delivers to nearly 60 organizations serving our neighbors in need.

Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry, 5 Summer Street, Hanover, NH
Free-will offering

Concert co-hosted by Dartmouth Students Fighting Hunger and Our Savior Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry

The Zimmerman Verdict

What are the implications of this case, and what can we learn from this cultural moment?  Please join us in a critical discussion entitled, "Serving (In)Justice? Engaging Trayvon and the Post-Racial Myth" tonight (Mon. 7/15) at 6pm in the Cutter Shabazz Mural Room.

Boys Will Be Boys: Deconstructing Masculinity and Manhood at Dartmouth - July 8

Dr. Michael KimmelOn Monday, July 8, The Center for Gender and Student Engagement (CGSE) and The Tucker Foundation will welcome sociologist and acclaimed author, Michael Kimmel to Dartmouth College as the 2013 CGSE Visionary in Residence. Dr. Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and scholars on men and masculinity in the world today. His most recent publication, A Guy's Guide to Feminism (2011), illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.

Join Dr. Michael Kimmel, Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff in the Main floor Fahey Lounge from 11:45am to 1:30pm for a conversation hosted by Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) about Masculinity at Dartmouth. A panel of students will discuss their experiences of masculinity at Dartmouth with time for follow up questions and answers. Following the panel, Kimmel will lead a conversation considering issues of masculinity and gender relations at the College. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for this event here.

Kimmel will also lead a public lecture entitled, Boys Will Be Boys: Deconstructing Masculinity and Manhood at Dartmouth, from 4:30-5:45pm in Filene Auditorium. Dr. Kimmel will discuss the tension and cost between traditional notions of masculinity and public performances of manhood, as well as positive alternatives to address these concerns. A question and answer session will follow. Additionally, the lecture will be filmed and made available on The CGSE and the Tucker Foundation websites following the event.

Tucker Fellowships & DCPS Internships Info Session - June 26

Join us tonight, June 26, at 5 PM in Tucker Seminar Room 105 to learn more about funding opportunities for off-term service experiences in the U.S. & abroad!

Tucker prepares for two sessions of SEAD

For the first time there will be two cohorts of students on the Dartmouth College campus this summer for SEAD (Summer Enrichment At Dartmouth).  SEAD has expanded by adding a fourth summer for students who will be going off to college this fall.  SEAD IV will occur from June 29 - July 13.  Rising sophomore students selected from our four partner schools in NY and NH will begin working with SEAD I on July 16 - July 30.

"The hundred-dimensional learning/growth I experienced through SEAD had and will continue to have a deep and profound influence over my professional and personal choices -- I am who I am because of SEAD." -Will Dekrey '09, former SEAD Staff Member

Baccalaureate 2013

This year's Baccalaureate service will be held in Rollins Chapel on Saturday, June 8 at 3 PM.  The Right Reverend V. Gene Bishop, retired IX Bishop of New Hampshire, will be the guest speaker.  Read more...

3rd Annual Language in Motion (LIM) Symposium this Thursday, May 23

Max Samuels

This Thursday, Language in Motion (LIM) will be hosting the third annual Symposium at Dartmouth. The LIM Spring Symposium is an exciting opportunity for 100 students and 10 teachers from LIM's four partner schools around the Upper Valley (Lebanon High School, Stevens High School, Rivendell Academy and Windsor High School) to spend the day at Dartmouth with over 20 Dartmouth undergraduates who are presenters for Language in Motion, as well as faculty and staff from across campus. Activities throughout the day will include a "what is it like to be a college student?" campus tour led by LIM presenters, LIM presentations on a variety of cross-cultural experiences, musical performances from Dartmouth multi-cultural groups, catered multi-cultural lunch and a panel and discussion on college.

Final Chapel sermon of Richard Crocker, Dean of the Tucker Foundation and College Chaplain

Rev. Dr. Richard CrockerThis Sunday, May 19, at 5 PM Richard Crocker, Dean of the Tucker Foundation and College Chaplain, will lead the College Ecumenical Christian Chapel service. This will be his final sermon before retiring this summer.
All are welcome to attend.

Join us for food and fellowship afterwards at '53 Commons (a.k.a Thayer Dining Hall and FoCo).

Apply for a Full-time AmeriCorps *VISTA Position with SEAD

The SEAD (Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth) Program has been selected to host an AmeriCorps*VISTA member during the 2013-2014 academic year!

This new position will seek to ensure greater college support and success for SEAD alumni through individual student support, creating opportunities for cohort engagement and reflection through an online forum, networking and relationship building with institutions where SEAD students are enrolled, and data and evaluation collection related to SEAD alumni's college attendance. This position represents an exciting opportunity for SEAD to significantly extend the support offered to SEAD students as they make the transition from high school to college.

Interested or know someone who might be? Email Lindsey Green or go to the AmeriCorps*VISTA application website. Applications due Friday May 17th.

For more information about SEAD, click here.

Tucker Tuesday this week: Upper Valley Voices with Karen Liot Hill

Join us in the Tucker Foundation Living Room at lunchtime on Tuesday, May 14 for the latest Upper Valley Voices. Karen Liot Hill '00 is a current city council member and former mayor of Lebanon, and owner of the Lebanon Diner. 

Upper Valley Voices offers an enjoyable, unstructured lunch discussion with a member of the Upper Valley community. The individuals are welcome to speak about their passions, current work, life experiences, or any relevant subject. The luncheon aims to generate discussion between community members, students and faculty, and open the doors of the Foundation to those who many not be familiar with its programs.

For more details on our current schedule and speakers, click here.

Spring Fling for Kids!

Friday, May 10, 4-6 PM
Gold Coast Lawn, Tuck Drive  (Rain Location: Fahey/McClane Basement)
For children of all ages, open to the public
Cost: Free!

The Tucker Foundation is sponsoring a kid's carnival and game day open to all children of all ages on Friday. This free event will have a number of different booths, including tie-dying, face painting, birdhouse building, cookie decorating, fortune telling, and more. There will also be a raffle drawing with lots of prizes donated by local Hanover businesses, such as toys, books, and gift certificates. Please stop by for the event, bring your kids, and play some games with us!

If you have any questions or would like to donate raffle prizes, food, or money to the event, please contact Joanna at

Shanti (Hindu Student Group) Presents Two Events This Week!

"Body, Mind and Soul", a spiritual talk by Swami Bhakti Swarup Tirtha Maharaj
DATE: Friday, May 10th
TIME: 1:45-2:45 pm
WHERE: Rollins Chapel
Free and open to all!

About the speaker: Swamiji is an exalted teacher of the science of self-realization based on the Hindu Vedic scriptures. Swamiji has presented at various universities around the world, and has authored two books and been featured in several TV and Radio interviews in the US, UK, and India.

Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation

Nritya Vasantam, A Celebration of Spring
DATE: Saturday, May 11th
TIME: Cultural show at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 8 pm, Puja (religious service) beforehand at 5:30 pm
WHERE: Rollins Chapel (if raining, dinner will be in Rocky's Hinman Forum)
Free and open to all!

With scintillating Indian dance, soulful Indian music, and food! Performances by talented undergraduates and graduates performing Indian classical dance and Indian classical vocal music!

Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, Thayer Council, Programming Board, and OPAL

Mentoring Through Our Strengths: Dartmouth Men and Women Building Community

Saturday, May 11
10-1 PM
Alumni Hall

The first 200 students who register will receive a free copy of The Guy's Guide to Feminism; lunch will also be provided to all participants!

Come engage with fellow students interested in becoming more effective mentors and knowledgeable mentees! Participants will discuss, build skills, and leave with specific strategies designed to improve both their mentoring and team-building relationships, as well as their understanding of themselves; brought to you by The Tucker Foundation, Athletics, the Dean of the College area, the Center for Gender and Student Engagement, and mentoring programs across campus.

RSVP to by Wednesday, May 8th. A great companion to the "Lives of Purpose" conference the week before!!

Servant Leadership Essay Contest

"Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact. Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly."  - M. Scott Peck

For purposes of this award, "servant leadership" is defined as "the skills of influencing people to enthusiastically work toward goals identified as being for the common good, with character that inspires confidence." (Hunter, 2004, 32) A servant leads by influence and character rather than by coercion or power. Servant leadership is a values and relational-based approach to leadership. It sets aside the leader's own wants and needs in seeking the greater good of others. (Id.).

In 1500-2000 words, respond to the idea of servant leadership. Either express your feelings or thoughts on this concept and how you can practice it at Dartmouth or select a historical or fictional character and explain how that character's actions epitomize servant leadership. Submission is open to any freshman or sophomore, and any essay (previously written or original) is eligible.

• Essays need to be submitted to using the subject line "Servant Leadership Essay Contest" by May 10th, 2013
• Announcements will be made on May 24th, 2013
• Cash Prizes: 1st place = $500, 2nd place = $300, 3rd place = $200

Email using subject line "Servant Leadership Essay Contest" with any questions

3rd Annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture: Andrew Delbanco, April 25

The Tucker Foundation is pleased to welcome Andrew Delbanco of Columbia University to deliver the 3rd Annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture this coming Thursday, April 25, at 4:30 pm in Filene Auditorium.

Andrew Delbanco is one of the most thoughtful and prominent public intellectuals in America. His book, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, is outstanding for both its brevity and its thoughtfulness about the past, present, and future of American higher education. For that reason, Professor Delbanco is not only an important contributor to the college's series of Leading Voices in Higher Education, but he is also an ideal choice to commemorate and continue the important legacy of William Jewett Tucker, whose transformative presidency was singularly important for Dartmouth College's ascendancy in the ranks of American higher education. Professor Delbanco advocates for the essential importance of a moral dimension of education that few other prominent voices recognize, but that was at the heart of President Tucker's vision.  For more information, click here.

An open reception in Occom Commons will follow the lecture. Light refreshments will be provided.

Apply to become a Student Director or Foundation Intern at Tucker!

Application Deadline: EXTENDED until 12 noon on Friday, April 19
Interviews: April 17 - April 26
Decision: Early May 2013

Go to our Student Hiring page to view the job descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

Let's Talk About Food: Ethics, Veganism, Hunting & Spiritual Connection

Let's Talk About Food Event Poster Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 PM
 Occom Commons

Join us for a conversation with author Tovar Cerulli (The Mindful Carnivore), Rabbi David Seidenberg, and Dartmouth's Muslim Advisor, Dawood Yasin. Mr Cerulli will share his trajectory as a practicing vegetarian, to a vegan, to a mindful carnivore. Rabbi Seidenberg and Dawood Yasin will discuss aspects of food relating to ethics, faith, tradition and spiritual connection from within Judaism and Islam.

Tucker Celebrates Over 60 Years of Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice

The Tucker Foundation celebrates over Sixty Years of Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice with posters in the Berry Brickway. Learn how the Tucker Foundation has changed the lives of some of its twenty Student Directors; about the Summer Enrichment At Dartmouth and other mentoring programs that engage over 400 Dartmouth students annually; and about "Telling Our Stories for Social Change" and other community-based learning courses that enrolled a total of almost 600 students in 2012.

What Do You Believe: A Discussion on Faith and Purpose

This is Multi-Faith Council program in cooperation with Residential Life's Diversity Committee and will include partner and small group discussion.  It is an event that is part of the Dartmouth on Purpose conference.  Dinner begins at 5:30 PM, and the program will go from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Friday Night Service Explained

Friday, April 12
6-8 PM (service starts @ 6 PM, dinner begins at 7 PM)
At the Roth Center, 5 Occom Ridge

Please join Hillel on Friday, April 12 at 6 PM for a special service that will focus on learning the meanings of the prayers and structure of the Friday night Shabbat service.  Come to learn about and participate in this Jewish tradition. Stay for a student-cooked dinner at 7 PM that will culminate in learning traditional Jewish songs sung at Hillel every Friday night.

Part of Good for the Soul: Exploring Religious Community at Dartmouth.  Sponsored by Multi-Faith Council, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Tucker Foundation.

CCESP Nicaragua Applications for December 2013 due 4/10!!

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 11:59 p.m.
Apply Online

Mandatory Info Sessions:
(must attend one to apply)
Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-6:30 PM Rocky 002
Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM Rocky 002

For more information go to the CCESP Nicaragua webpage
Or Blitz "Nicaragua"

Healing the Holy Land: Inter-Religious Peace Building in Israel/Palestine

A conversation with Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations at Hartford Seminary, and teacher of Jewish scripture, tradition, and spirituality. He is a passionate and experienced in multi-faith conversation and inter-religious peacemaking in Israel and Palestine.

Buddhist Perspectives on Power, Gender and Sexual Misconduct

Stories of sexual misconduct throughout society fill our news, and Buddhist teachers are not exempted.  Yet the Buddhist tradition offers a unique perspective relevant to the larger discussion taking place in society today.  How do we heal the personal pain and the conflict within families and communities when abuse occurs?  How do we act wisely in a realm fraught with taboo, uncertainty, and conflicting cultural values?

Myoan Grace Schireson

Zen Teacher, Head of the Central Valley Zen Foundation, Clinical Psychologist, and Author

Free and open to the public

April 5

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Carpenter Hall, Room 13

Movie "Crazy Wisdom" about the life of Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Discussion afterwards with Shambhala teacher Donna Williams.

April 6

10 AM - Noon

Cutter Shabazz Lounge

Meditation Practice. Open to all, with instruction as needed.

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Presentation by Grace Schireson. With audience questions and comments, followed by coffee break.

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Panel discussion. The topic as it relates to our community and moderated by Grace.

Sponsored by the Rubin Foundation, Dickey Center, Religion Department, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, Tucker Foundation, Ethics Institute, Provost's Office, Women and Gender Studies Program, Dartmouth Zen Practice and the Upper Valley Zen Center.

Stripped: the Raw Truth on Human Trafficking in New England Trafficking in New England Week

This event aims to be a unique, eye- (and heart-) opening event that will consist of performances from Dartmouth student groups, including a cappella, dance, and spoken word pieces on themes related to human trafficking with the hope of giving voice to otherwise oppressed and silenced voices.

Additionally, there will be a panel of speakers who will talk about New Hampshire and New England's latest efforts to raise awareness about the issue and increase enforcement of anti-trafficking laws. They will also provide some practical tips regarding what members of the Dartmouth community can do to recognize warning signs of women being coerced into the sex trade and forced prostitution. Panelists include Grafton County Attorney General Lara Saffo, anti-trafficking coordinator Erin Albright from the International Institute of New England, coordinator Kate Semple Barta from the Welcoming All Nationalities Network of the Upper Valley, and assistant US Attorney Mark Zuckerman.

The event is will be taking place on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM in Dartmouth Hall, Room 105. The event will be coinciding with Dartmouth's first ever Human Trafficking Awareness Week, which is being organized by the student group the Modern Abolition Initiative.

Tucker Fellowships & DPCS Internships Info Sessions

Off this summer? Join us to learn more about funded leave-term service opportunities in the U.S. or abroad!

Monday, April 1st @ 5 PM in Rocky 001
Thursday, April 4th @ 5 PM in Tucker Seminar

New Meditation Room at Tucker!

Room 003 in North Fairbanks is now the Tucker Meditation Room.  It is open to groups who would like to have regular meditation times and also to those looking for a quiet space for meditation during the day. The schedule is posted outside the door. All are welcome.

2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The President's Higher Education Service Honor Roll logo

Dartmouth College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013.  Dartmouth students contributed over 250,000 hours of community service through 25 local service projects, 5 college access programs, and 23 community-based learning courses in 2013.

Last Ecumenical Christian Chapel Service of Winter '13

Our final Ecumenical Christian Chapel Service of the term will be this Sunday from 5-5:30 PM. Dean Francine A'Ness will be the guest speaker. Please join us for dinner afterwards at '53 Commons.

All are welcome.

"Sound and Silence: Music for Meditation" on March 9 & 10

Ensemble Zephyrus under the direction of Lindsey Warren will perform at Rollins Chapel on Saturday, March 9 at 7 PM. This short concert will incorporate a cappella choral music alternating with moments for reflection between pieces. This concert will be sponsored by the Tucker Foundation as a benefit for the Outdoor Leadership Experience, a mentoring program for middle school students. 

On Sunday, March 10 at 4pm Zephyrus will present the concert at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon on Route 14. This concert will be a benefit for the Vermont Independent School of the Arts.

Both concerts are admission by donation. For more information contact

Prison Project Gets Creative

Dartmouth students involved in Prison Project work to enrich the lives of students and inmates.  Read more here.

One remaining DPCS Post-Grad Fellowship!

Achieving the Dream, a DC-based non-profit organization, is hiring a Community Engagement Program Coordinator through the DPCS Post-Grad Fellowship program. For a full job description and application instructions, go to the DPCS Post-Grad Program Positions page.  The application deadline is March 6!

Timeline for hiring the 2014 Student Director of the Tucker Foundation

Application Deadline: February 22, 2013
Interviews: March 4 - March 8
Decision: March 8, 2013

Go to our Student Hiring page to view the job description.  More announcements about hiring to become a Student Director/Intern of a Tucker Foundation program or area will be posted soon!

Film screening & a chance to meet the Director

Join us in viewing "After I Pick The Fruit," a timely and important film that humanizes the national debate on immigration through the vital perspective of women migrant laborers.

Wednesday, Feb. 20th
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Loew Theater, The Black Family Visual Arts Center

Director, Nancy Ghertner, will introduce the film and be available for Q&A following the screening.

Meet the Director! Lunch discussion with food provided.

Thursday, Feb. 21st
Noon - 1:00 PM
Rocky 1930 Room 

Film Screening: "A Prince Among Slaves"

Tired of the Djrama behind Django?  Learn more about the history of slavery in America from a different perspective.  Come watch the true story of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, a prince from West Africa who was enslaved in the United States for 40 years and eventually emancipated on the order of US President John Quincy Adams.

Movie Information: "A Prince Among Slaves"

DATE: Saturday, February 16
TIME: 6-8pm
LOCATION: Occom Commons (in Goldstein of the McLaughlin Cluster)

Co-sponsored by Al-Nur Muslim Students Association, the Tucker Foundation, Dartmouth African Students Association, and the Afro-American Society

2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Faith Community Celebration

Rabbi Arik Ascherman speaking at MLK Celebration 2013 at Rollins Chapel Kliptown Youth Program Gumboot Dancers

Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel
 "A Rabbinic View of Human Rights in Israel"

Kliptown Youth Program Gumboot Dancers
  From Kliptown, South Africa

The 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-faith Celebration was held at Rollins Chapel this past Sunday. The guest speaker was Rabbi Arik Ascherman from Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel, and there were amazing performances from the Kliptown Youth Program Gumboot Dancers, X.ado, and the World Music Percussion Ensemble.  Approximately 200 people were in attendance.

For a list of other Tucker related events in celebration of MLK, like the Day of Service on Monday, January 21, go to our 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Activities page.

The 4th Annual Student Forum On Global Learning

January 21, 2013

Presented as part of Dartmouth's celebration of Martin Luther King Day
"The Art of Non-Conformity: Making the World Better"

Remarks by Carol Folt,President

Opening Address by James Nachtwey '70, Photographer

Featuring over 40 students sharing their global experiences through presentations and panels throughout the day, including many students who have been or are currently active in Tucker programs!

Reception to follow with remarks by Associate Dean of Faculty for International & Interdisciplinary Studies, Lynn Higgins and Director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, Alysson Satterlund

The Forum is part of the MLK Day celebrations and is a collaborative effort by The Dickey Center, Institutional Diversity & Equity, Tucker Foundation, Rockefeller Center, Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research, Off-Campus Programs, Office of Pluralism & Leadership, Office of the Provost, Rassias Center, Dean of the College Division, and Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program.


Find out more and watch the video!

Winter Term '13 Chapel Services

Please join us for thoughtful Ecumenical Christian Worship at Rollins Chapel from 5:00-5:30 PM with a musical prelude beginning at 4:45 PM. All are welcome. The theme for Winter Term '13 is "The Art of Faith." For those interested and able, we also have dinner together at "53 Commons" after the service.

The Rev. Nancy Vogele (the new Director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Tucker) and Judy Williams (the interim Assistant Chaplain and Quaker Campus Minister) will be leading worship this Sunday, January 13,
and doing a "dialogue sermon."

Stay tuned for a schedule of who else will be preaching this term.

New Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Rev. Nancy Vogele has been appointed as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at the Tucker Foundation.

Nancy brings great gifts and experience to this position. Immediately after her graduation from Dartmouth in 1985, she worked for two years as Tucker's first Volunteer Coordinator. After spending two additional years as a volunteer in mission with the Episcopal Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she attended Yale Divinity School, where she received her M.Div. degree. She also received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1999 from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. For the past eleven years, Nancy has been rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in White River Junction, Vermont, where she has led a very socially concerned congregation.

As Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Nancy will coordinate the twenty-five groups comprising the United Campus Ministers as well and working with Tucker's Multi-faith Council, the Rollins Chapel ecumenical worship services, Tucker's extensive faith and service activities, and many other programs.

We welcome Nancy back to the Tucker Foundation!


Last Updated: 5/8/14