We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of some of our fellow Dartmouth Alums. If you know of an alum who has found innovative ways to make change happen, who has created something, or who has just done something interesting, please contact us.
Heather Halstead '97 - Reach The World geography education
Heather Halstead '97 founded Reach the World in 1998 to broaden the horizons of students in underserved public schools by connecting them online in their classrooms to real-world international voyages that spark their interest in geography and world cultures. Today, Reach the World has served more than 8,000 students in New York City and Chicago, bringing together the thrill of round-the-world sailing trips with best-in-class tools for geographic education.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated October 8, 2007
Sixth Annual Social Justice Awards
The culmination of Dartmouth's MLK celebration, the Social Justice Awards recognize community members and organizations whose work exemplifies the principles of Martin Luther King Jr. This year's recipients are: Paul Holzer '00, Thomas W. Wahman '60, Karen Kramer Hein DMS'68, Jim Butterworth Tuck '91, The Mascoma Clinic, and the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program. Read their bios at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ide/programs/socialjustice/sjabios2007.html .
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 18, 2007
Young Alums Making A Difference at Boston Charter School
From teachers, tutors, and volunteers, to the school's new principal, there are signs of Dartmouth everywhere at MATCH--a new Boston school whose purpose is to transform young people on the verge of failure into college--bound high school seniors. Jorge Miranda '01, Tony Luckett '01, Tara Kyle '04, Bryant Ho '05, Brian Burgess '05 and Kate Nugent '06 find fulfillment in making a difference in the lives of high school students in Boston. Read more online at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dartlife/archives/16-5/match.html (text courtesy of YADA)
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 2, 2007
Neal Katyal '91 Wins Guantanamo Decision in the Supreme Court
This month's Dartmouth Alumni Magazine highlighted Neil Katyal's outstanding representation of Guantanamo detainee Hamdan, resulting in a sweeping Supreme Court decision this week condemning the overreaching of executive power. Click to see a short description of the article from Law Blog.com as well as an earlier posting by the Dartmouth student organization BuzzFlood.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated July 2, 2006
Alumni, Students Honored at Annual Social Justice Awards Ceremony
Recipients of the 2006 Social Justice Awards were the late Meleia Willis-Starbuck '07, Matthew Wilson '83, Thokozani Xaba '89, Nick Kotz '55, and Grace Paley '98H. Three student organizations, the Darfur Action Group, Outdoor Leadership Experience, and Engineers Without Borders, were also honored. The awards were established in 2002 to recognize alumni, faculty, administrators, staff, student groups, and friends of the College who have contributed significantly to peace, civil rights, education, public health, environmental, or social justice.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated April 1, 2006
David Dawley '63 & his work with the Chicago-based Vice Lords
Go to http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/bhm-dawley.asp for a fascinating article on the work of David Dawley '63 in the late 1960s. He helped convert a street gang in Chicago to a community-based organization. About his work, Dawley is quoted as saying "�We showed, at least for a few minutes, that we could change the world.� You can read even more in Dawley's 1973 book "A Nation of Lords," available at Amazon.com.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated March 29, 2006
Matt Souka '04 - Founder of the Hopscotch Network
Matt Souka '04 founded the Hopscotch Network, which mobilizes socially conscious young adults to support established non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of children through educational and life-improving support. There are currently chapters in San Francisco and New York City.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated April 24, 2005
Keith Boykin '87
Keith is a prominent national political activist on issues related to the intersection of race and sexuality. Keith went to Harvard Law School, worked in the Clinton administration, and has written several books on Black America and the need to construct a more inclusive society. Included here is his bio as well as an article on his meeting with Louis Farrakhan.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated March 3, 2005
Six to receive Social Justice Awards from Dartmouth
January 10, 2005: The College will honor those who have made significant contributions to the fields of civil rights, education, environmental justice, public service and public health in its annual Social Justice Awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 18, 2005
Two alumni receive public service awards
September 19, 2003. The William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College has announced the latest recipients of its Lester B. Granger '18 award for outstanding public service by a Dartmouth graduate. This year's winners are Theresa Ellis '97 and Michael Stern '59.
from - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2003/09/19j.html
The Tucker Foundation presents the Granger Award annually to Dartmouth graduates whose commitment to public service has been exemplary. According to Tucker Foundation Dean Stuart Lord, this year's recipients share a common interest in social justice, though they hail from different generations.
According to Corrie Margaron, Fellowships and Internship Program Coordinator at the Tucker Foundation, the pairing of the Granger Awards and Social Justice Lectures provides "a mutually reinforcing reminder of the challenges faced by our nation and the world as well as the fact that Dartmouth students are engaged in addressing those challenges."
2003 Granger Award Recipients
Theresa Ellis will receive her award at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Filene Auditorium, Moore Psychology Building. The ceremony will take place with the first Social Justice Lecture of the academic year by Allan Stam, Associate Professor of Government, on "Democracies at War."
Ellis is the founder of Harbinger Partners, a nonprofit organization which creates opportunities for nonprofit and for-profit corporations to work together in mutually beneficial partnerships.
"Dartmouth is proud to recognize an outstanding graduate who uses her education and research skills to effect community change," said Lord. "Theresa Ellis' commitment to the nonprofit sector is visible in her passion and ability to develop technology-driven solutions to solving social problems."
Michael Stern will receive his award at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in 105 Dartmouth Hall. As part of the event, Douglas Irwin, Professor of Economics, will present a lecture titled "Free Trade Under Fire," also part of the Social Justice Lectureship Series.
As president of the Big Wood Foundation, Stern has been active in supporting social service organizations and providing scholarship funds to children. He founded the Big Wood Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making program focusing on advancing youth education in New York City.
"Michael Stern's enthusiasm and encouragement for the youth of New York City is a testament to his character and his commitment to making a difference in his community and future generations," said Lord.
The Social Justice Lectureship Series
The Social Justice Lectureship Series provides a public forum for dialogue and debate focusing on contemporary social issues, including human rights, poverty, racism, sexism, violence, war and peace, environmental sustainability and the economy. Following the lectures, students and community members can interact with the speakers. This lectureship series is part of the foundation's commitment to fostering civic leadership in Dartmouth's students, preparing them to live as thoughtful, active, and compassionate citizens who embrace both local and global responsibility.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | posted November 6, 2003 | updated November 5, 2003 | contact poster
Dartmouth alums found Democrats 2020
While we are a non-partisan organization, we would like to highlight the work of 2 alums - Josh Green '00 and Jorge Miranda '01 - who recently founded Democrats 2020.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated November 5, 2003