Dartmouth College Students Deliver Agency Study to Governor (The Union Leader)


Students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop have become accustomed to interactions with lawmakers and legislatures. However, a recent trip to Concord, N.H., did prompt a “first” for the Policy Research Shop, as students met with the state’s governor for the first time.

As The Union Leader reports, the Policy Research Shop has produced 83 research briefs since 2005, but this is the first time that one of its studies has landed directly on the governor’s desk. Speaking to the relevance of the student’s research, Ronald G. Shaiko, the Rockefeller Center’s Associate Director of Curricular Programs and Senior Fellow, told The Union Leader, “We’ve had bills that have been amended because of our work. We’ve had bills that have been killed because of our work.”

Earlier this year, Dartmouth students Amy Couture ’14, Michael Danaher ’13, Tina Meng ’14, and Ben Schifberg ’13 presented their analysis, “Performance Measurement for State Governmental Agencies: Comparative Case Studies,” to the New Hampshire Commissioner of Safety, which lead to the briefing with Governor John Lynch.

Read the full story, published 5/24/12 by The Union Leader.

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