Cornell University trustees on Monday chose the provost of the University of Michigan as the Ivy League school’s new president. Martha Pollack ’79 will be the second female president of Cornell, reports The New York Times via the AP.
The student production of Intimate Apparel, which just ended its run, showcased some “enormous talent,” says VPR, including Nashe Mutenda ’20, who played a prostitute whose dreams of stardom were deferred because of her skin color.
There has been a “sufficient set of people in Washington that voice the argument for why trade—and globalization more broadly—do benefit America overall, on average,” Matthew Slaughter, dean of the Tuck School of Business, tells Marketplace.
The alumnus, who led the league in earned-run average (2.13) during the regular season and improved on that in the postseason, is a finalist for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Cy Young award, reports the Valley News.
“Despite all the hand-wringing, we do not seem to have entered a post-truth era. Sometimes people will change their minds about the facts,” says Professor Brendan Nyhan in a New York Times opinion piece about fact-checking’s impact.
Dartmouth’s James Feyrer “noticed something odd about a decade ago: Across a large set of countries, an economy’s productivity seemed to be connected to the proportion of fortysomethings in its labor force,” writes Bloomberg Businessweek.
With the World Series over and the Chicago Cubs crowned champions, TIME magazine takes a look at how the winning team was put together, including Kyle Hendricks ’12, who had the lowest ERA in the majors this year.
The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks ’12 will pitch in the final game of this year’s World Series. The Washington Post writes that “over the final nine innings of the year—or maybe more—one hex will be broken, the other will continue.”
Students at Ivy League schools want more veterans to enroll, reports The Washington Post via the AP. In 2014, Dartmouth partnered with the nonprofit Posse Foundation to enroll vets and offer financial and academic support.
Dartmouth’s Nathaniel Dominy coauthored a study of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece that “concluded that it could have had a much more horrific ending,” writes The Daily Mail. One plot change and the human race could have been “wiped out.”
Senior lecturer Julia Rabig talks with WNYC about her book, The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990, and how the residents and neighbors of Newark worked together to fight the city’s decline.
According to Professor Randall Balmer, the election shows that the evangelical community is divided “more along demographic lines—gender, generation, and race—than along doctrinal or theological issues,” writes the National Catholic Reporter
“If you’re going to choose a noninvasive test like FIT you need to be committed to doing it annually,” says Douglas Robertson, a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, in an NHPR story about a new test for colon cancer.
“Track is what it is because of volunteers and because of the love of the sport,” Frank Zarnowski, a senior lecturer in economics, tells the Valley News. He was recently voted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame’s class of 2016.
“After beginning the season as the last starter in the Cubs rotation, the soft-throwing Dartmouth graduate whom teammates call the Professor has blossomed into one of the best pitchers in baseball,” writes TIME about Kyle Hendricks ’12.
In addition to faculty, diverse campus administrators are integral to the student experience and the creation of an inclusive campus environment, writes the Geisel School of Medicine’s Stephanie White in an Inside Higher Ed opinion piece.
In a review of Orwell in America, The New York Times’ Ken Jaworowski writes that lead actor Jamie Horton, an associate professor of theater, “delivers perhaps the finest performance I’ve seen Off Broadway this year.”
Former Big Green star Ryan McManus ’15 helped Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stay in shape during Brady’s suspension. The third-most productive receiver in Dartmouth history, McManus worked with Brady in sessions at fields near Brady’s home.
“First Svetlana Alexievich, and then Dylan?” Associate Professor Jeff Sharlet tweeted about Dylan’s Nobel prize, reports the Valley News. “I like this committee. A wake up call for art elites who neglect the art all around us.”