Dartmouth Public Voices

The Dartmouth Public Voices Fellowship, an initiative launched in partnership with The OpEd Project, is dedicated to increasing the impact of the nation's top scholars. 

The annual program is customized for up to 20 Dartmouth thought leaders who meet four times a year for interactive, daylong seminars designed to expand their thinking and amplify their expertise. Since its launch in 2012, fellows participating in the Dartmouth initiative have published more than 250 opinion pieces in print and digital media. Several fellows have parlayed their op-eds into appearances on radio and television. Fellows also collaborate across disciplines to foster ideas and opinions.

Dartmouth Public Voices fellows are matched with journalist mentors from major media outlets who work one-to-one with them throughout the fellowship period. Fellows can also join monthly calls with media insiders, including editors and producers at outlets such as National Public Radio, the New York Times, CNN, Take Part, the Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Fellows receive ongoing mentoring support following the conclusion of the program.

The 2018 Dartmouth Public Voices Fellowship is currently underway. Fellows commit to attend four seminars in Hanover (February 16 and 17, April 27, September 7, and November 9). To apply for 2019 or learn more, please contact Diana Lawrence in the Office of Communications at (603) 646-8222.

Recent Op-Eds Published

Why Our Brains See the World as 'Us' Versus 'Them'
The Conversation
An opinion piece by Leslie Henderson, dean of faculty affairs, associate dean for diversity and inclusion, and professor of physiology and neurobiology, in which she discusses whether or not there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us, and unease with those who may differ.

Are Diamonds Really a Girl’s Best Friend?
Garnet News
Kristin O'Rourke, senior lecturer of art history and of women's, gender, and sexuality studies, discusses the recently released film Ocean's 8 and how despite the female-dominated cast, the film’s combination of jewelry, fashion, and glamorous criminality continues a long tradition of associating the female body with ornament and by extension ties femininity to deception, greed, and immorality.

The Consumer Data Collection Industry Is About to Explode
The Hill
An opinion piece by Geoffrey Parker, professor of engineering and director of the master of engineering management program, in which he discusses data ownership after the revelations of data leakage to Cambridge Analytica and the subsequent outcry over the loss of privacy, and the provisions of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

I'm a Doctor Caring for Opioid-Addicted Newborns. Here's What I Need to Help Them.
Alison Volpe Holmes, associate professor of pediatrics and of The Dartmouth Institute, shares her experience caring for opioid-addicted newborns, and discusses how the public needs more research into the best ways to care for those who are born dependent on drugs.

Dress for Success AKA Like a Penguin
Garnet News
An opinion piece by Roshini Pinto-Powell, associate professor of medicine and of medical education, in which she examines the term "dress for success" within the scope of medical school admissions interviews, and whether or not it promotes conformity. "My simple message—don't be afraid to be your authentic self," says Pinto-Powell. "It is good to be remembered as the candidate who stood out as a unique individual in a sea of talent!"


Public Voices Fellows by Year

2018 Fellows

2017 Fellows

2016 Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows

2013-2014 Fellows

2012-2013 Fellows

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