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 Brett Losen '14

Brett Losen '14
Foundation Office Assistant

Majors: Classics, minor in Biology

Hometown: Calmar, IA

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2014 News Archive

SEAD II Graduation is July 25!

SEAD II Summer '14: Walking to class

It's hard to believe that July is almost over and that at the end of this week our amazing SEAD II scholars will be graduating and heading home.  It's been another incredible experience this summer for the the sixty plus Dartmouth students and staff, and SEAD scholars from sharing meals to fundraising and walking in the Prouty, to conducting research on the Isles of Shoals, to practicing yoga, and much more.  Many thanks to everyone who makes this program so successful!

Opera North Benefit Concert for Willing Hands

Young artists from Opera North will perform arias from Street Scene, My Fair Lady, & La Traviata to benefit Willing Hands. Willing Hands distributes free, wholesome food to our neighbors in need in the Upper Valley.

Cookies, lemonade, and iced tea will be served after the performance. For more information, contact Susan Ferraro at or (603)643-3703.

Co-hosted by Students Fighting Hunger, a project of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College.

2014 Ramadan Reflections on Wednesday, July 9

2014 Ramadan Reflections poster 

Join us this Wednesday, July 9, at 8 PM in Collis Common Ground as Dartmouth students Alisha (of the Thayer School), Ziad '15, and Asia (of the Geisel School of Medicine) reflect on their unique experiences of Ramadan.

In Islam, Ramadan is a time of personal and collective renewal. Come hear our panelists' insights, join our dinner discussion, and enjoy the fine food prepared by Taste of Africa. 

Sponsored by the Al-Nur Muslim Student Association and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at the Tucker Foundation

2014 Senior Collage

2014 Baccalaureate Celebration on Saturday, June 7, at 3PM

Join the Dartmouth community on Saturday, June 7 at 3 PM in Rollins Chapel for a multi-faith service of thanksgiving and celebration in honor of graduates and their families!  Special music and presentation by Rev. Elizabeth Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey (of "Peter, Paul, and Mary" fame).  Doors open to the public at 2:30 PM.

2nd Annual Servant Leadership Essay Contest

M. Scott Peck writes that, "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." For the 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 relational-based approach to leadership. It sets aside the leader's own wants and needs in seeking the greater good of others (Id.).

This essay contest is open to any freshman or sophomore, and any essay (previously written or original) is eligible.  In 1500-2000 words, respond to the following prompt:

    "Serving others" is a term that is used in many different contexts. Please discuss its importance pertaining to leadership. Specifically, how can one lead from a position that is absent of inherent power or authority, and how does service come into play? Illustrate your point through an example of a specific leader or a personal experience.
  • Essays must be submitted to with the subject line "Servant Leadership Essay Contest" by May 10, 2014

  • Winners will be announced on May 16, 2014

  • Cash prizes include $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place

Register now for the Social Justice Forum on Wed., 4/30

Join the Tucker Foundation for our end of the year celebration dinner Wednesday, April 30, from 6:00-7:30 PM in Collis Common Ground! The dinner will begin with a panel of 6 students who will share their Tucker stories from the year.  Come share your experiences over dinner, reflect on what social justice means to you, and learn about the opportunities available through the Tucker Foundation. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

RSVP to by Mon., April 28.

Make a Difference, Make an Impact: Careers for the Common Good Panel

Tuesday, April 15
5:00-6:30 PM
Carson L01

What's it like to work in non-profits in health, community service, public policy or education? How can you make a difference while making a living? Join a panel discussion and hear from professionals representing a wide range of organizations within the non-profit arena.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Professional Development & the Tucker Foundation.

And They're Off!: Alternative Spring Break Trips head out

Seventy-two students are heading to Ohio, Denver, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Florida, and the Dominican Republic at the end of the week to embark on projects through Tucker's Alternative Spring Break Trips.

Annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture & Speaker Announced

All are invited to attend the 2014 William Jewett Tucker Lecture entitled "Becoming Global Citizens: Civil Discourse Across Difference and for Social Change" on February 4 at 4:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Hanover Inn. Speaker Kwame Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard universities; currently, he is professor of philosophy and law at NYU.

Share a meal and be inspired by conversation with Claudia Anguiano

Professor Claudia Anguiano will be in the Tucker Foundation Living Room from 12 pm - 1pm for a special MLK-themed What Matters to Me and Why. Light lunch provided.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Tucker Living Room, South Fairbanks Hall

MLK Community Multi-Faith Celebration: Sunday, January 19 at 3 PM

The William Jewett Tucker Foundation is hosting the annual Community Multi-Faith Celebration honoring the life and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 3 pm in Rollins Chapel. Father Greg Boyle, of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California and NY Times Bestselling Author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, will be the featured speaker. Father Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest and founder/executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. To find out more about the MLK Community Multi-Faith Celebration and our other MLK events, please go to our MLK Events page.

POSTPONED: Tucker Tuesday lunch discussion with President Philip J. Hanlon '77

President Hanlon's visit on Tuesday, January 14 has been postponed.  We are hoping to re-schedule with President Hanlon's Office for a Spring Term date. What Matters To Me and Why will begin this term on Tuesday 1/21 with Professor Claudia Anguiano for a special MLK-themed lunch discussion. For more information about this winter's stellar lineup of speakers for What Matters To Me and Why and Upper Valley Voices, please go to our Tucker Tuesdays Events page.

Congratulations to Tucker's TLC Class of 2017! 

The Tucker Leaders in Community are a group of first year students who engage with the Upper Valley community, develop friendships and skills as ethical leaders, and explore contemporary issues of service, social justice, and spirituality. Meet the TLC Class of 2017!

New Muslim & Multi-faith Advisor

The Tucker Foundation is happy to announce the recent hiring of Sharif Rosen for the position of Muslim & Multi-faith Advisor! For more information about Sharif, please click here. Welcome Sharif!

You can also read the article about Sharif that was printed by The Dartmouth on January 10 here.


Last Updated: 9/8/14