After an accident took Emily Dreissigacker ’11 out of contention for Olympic rowing, she kept fit by skiing and realized she’d found another chance at the Olympics: in the biathlon. This week, the alumna qualified for the U.S. biathlon team.
“I’m over the moon. I don’t even know if proud is the word,” says Tandiwe Kone ’92, of her young daughter, Tchanori Kone, whose speech honoring Martin Luther King Jr. won first place at the 22nd Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition.
The alumna played hockey at Dartmouth. Now playing for Team Canada, she will try for the gold at the Olympics, she says, “not only for myself but my family, too.” And that includes Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman King Clancy, her grandfather.
Dartmouth’s Elliott Fisher said the Trump administration’s decision to start a Medicare payment model like the one Obama started shows “that there is a bipartisan consensus on the need to change the way we deliver and pay for health care.”
A man in Spain was declared dead, but began to stir just as an autopsy was to begin, reports the website about the man’s recovery, and quotes Dartmouth’s James Bernat, who told the website, “You’re not dead until your doctor says you’re dead.”
Poynter’s Alexios Mantzarlis says a new study by Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan and colleagues shows that fake news gets relatively large audiences, and fact-checkers do, too, but fact-checks rarely get to “those who most need to read them.”
In a column about a new study by Professor Brendan Nyhan and colleagues, the columnist writes that, according to the study, “fake news consumption seems to be a complement to, rather than a substitute for, hard news.”
A new study by Professor Brendan Nyhan and colleagues shows that while many people are exposed to fake news stories, few are taken in by them. It also indicates that few fake-news consumers go on to read a fact check of the fake news claims.
“The question is not whether male or female brains are different, but why society insists on labeling male brains as better,” said the late Ben Barres, MED ’79, a pioneering neuroscientist and outspoken advocate for women in the sciences.
“If this group of women can’t fight for a model for other women who don’t have as much power and privilege, then who can?” says Shonda Rhimes ’91 about Time’s Up, a group of 300 prominent women dedicated to fighting sexual harassment.
“After 20 minutes of gameplay, you’ve got some kind of measurable transformation with a player,” says Professor Mary Flanagan in a conversation about Buffalo and other games she and fellow researchers designed to fight racial and ethnic bias.
In the film, says Professor Marcelo Gleiser, “The balance of the Force demands love and hate, gratitude and entitlement. The fans are just playing out the inescapable dynamics of the Force, the tug-of-war that so aptly defines our humanity.”
A new study led by Dartmouth doctoral student Dominic Winski indicates that climate change has resulted in dramatically increased snowfall in parts of Alaska. The study was published Dec. 19 in the journal Scientific Reports.
In the Arctic, beavers seem to be worsening the effects of climate change by creating new water channels that affect the permafrost, writes the Times, and Dartmouth’s Matthew Ayres says, the story “sounds completely plausible to me.”
In a column about the Vietnam War, Dartmouth’s Edward Miller says that in the U.S., “where the body politic now appears more divided than at any time since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, the need for reconciliation is especially acute.”
A new climate change study is important in part because it connects the human impact on the environment with “changes in societal benefits from the environment through climate and ecosystem responses,” says Dartmouth’s Jonathan Winter.
If sitting meditation makes you restless, how about moving meditation? “Modern neuroscience fully supports the basic premise of meditative movement,” says Peter Payne, a researcher at the Geisel School of Medicine.
“For the third consecutive year, through the Turing Tests in Creative Arts, researchers at Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute are soliciting submissions of Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnets drafted using artificial intelligence,” says the website.