In 2016, Dartmouth became one of the first national research universities to graduate a majority-female class of engineers, writes Thayer School of Engineering's Dean Joseph Helble in an opinion piece in Scientific American.
Alexi Pappas ’12 is one of five athletes who “represent the very best that running has to offer,” says Outside. Pappas, who is a dual citizen, represented Greece in the summer Olympic Games, placing 17th in the women’s 10,000 meters.
Geisel’s William Weeks says a study indicating women may be better than men at treating elderly patients in the hospital deserves more study, and underscores the need for gender equality in physicians’ pay, notes The Washington Post.
“And me, sitting here after Esther has gone to sleep, looking at the school directory, at the email addresses of their parents, wondering what I should do,” writes Dartmouth’s Jeff Sharlet in a column about anti-Semitism and children.
The U.S. must appreciate the value of postdoctoral education and do more to help it thrive, writes Inside Higher Ed, noting that Dartmouth “offers a broad array of resources, initiatives, events, and services for fellows.”
Dartmouth is one of 30 selective colleges and universities that on Tuesday announced they are part of national effort, called the American Talent Initiative, to recruit more students from lower-income families, the Post reports.
In her research, Associate Professor Janice McCabe identified three types of friendships: compartmentalizers, tight-knitters, and samplers, which she writes about in her new book, Connecting in College, reports the Chronicle.
Eric Fanning ’90, secretary of the U.S. Army, tells “Here’s the Thing” host Alec Baldwin that the idea that the military is the first to want to go to war is a myth. In fact, the alumnus tells Baldwin, combat should be the last resort.
“Generals have one set of skills, and diplomacy is not in the top drawer of that tool kit,” says the Dickey Center’s Daniel Benjamin in a Washington Post story about the military leaders Trump is picking for high-level posts.
“They drain the resin that otherwise defends the tree. Then, the tree is toast,” says Professor of Biological Sciences Matthew Ayres in an ABC News story about the impact of some insects, such as the ash borer, on the nation’s forests.
In a CNN story about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them, Professor Brendan Nyhan says, “It’s not a reflection of mental illness or pathology. It’s a common thing that otherwise smart and well-informed people do.”
Postdoctoral fellow Garrett Nelson, a member of Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows, and a co-author have studied over 4 million commuter paths to identify “megaregions in the contiguous United States,” reports National Geographic.
“Fed officials can't simply dismiss the prospect of legislative reforms anymore,” Professor Andrew Levin tells Reuters in a story published by The New York Times that discusses the Fed’s future under the next administration.
“When you ask who is the secretary of the Treasury and what do they do, a lot of that answer depends on how well they get along with the president,” says Professor Andrew Levin, who spent 20 years at the Federal Reserve, in a Quartz story.
“The story speaks to all of us, makes us think about where we are in life, what we've been doing with the time we have,” writes Professor Marcelo Gleiser about the movie Arrival in his post for the NPR blog 13.7 Cosmos & Culture.
“A lot of students from underrepresented backgrounds, who will get their degrees in computer science and want to work in the tech industry, are not working in Silicon Valley,” says Kaya Thomas ’17 in a New Yorker story about bias.
As a bomber pilot in the Marines, Jonathan Mendes ’42 flew more than 100 missions in World War II and then more than 70 missions in the Korean War. This month he completed the New York City Marathon, reports Runner’s World.
President Phil Hanlon ’77 and at least 90 other college and university presidents have signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, reports Inside Higher Ed.
Professor Janice McCabe’s research resulted in a book, Connecting in College, in which she identifies “three categories of friendship groups: tight-knitters, compartmentalizers, and samplers,” notes Inside Higher Ed.