“For more than a year now, I have listened to little else in my car other than the albums of Rufus Wainwright,” says Dartmouth’s Alexander Chee in the Times Magazine story. His piece on Wainwright’s music is No. 14 on the list.
“When word got out that the Trump administration ... planned to eliminate critical science data from federal government websites, Dartmouth math whiz Dan Rockmore mobilized,” joining an international effort to protect data, writes the paper.
Professor Hany Farid “‘changed the world’ by combating child porn. Now his software could suppress terrorists online,” writes the newspaper. “I’m talking about explicit acts of violence ... the worst of the worst of the worst,” Farid says.
A new book by President Emeritus James Wright aims to start a conversation about the Vietnam War and its impact on the Americans who fought in it, writes the newspaper. The book is Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War.
The detention of French historian Henry Rousso, an eminent Holocaust scholar, at a Houston airport for 10 hours “has predictably sent shockwaves around the country and abroad,” writes Professor Barbara Will in an opinion piece.
Former New Jersey congressman Frank Guarini ’46 plans to give $10 million to Dartmouth to support off-campus and foreign study programs, adding to an earlier commitment of $10 million for international study, the magazine reports.
In a story about the creation of Native American English, or “the rez accent,” the magazine turns for comment to Kalina Newmark ’11 and Nacole Walker ’11, who authored a study about ethnic identity and language.
“The order remains a Muslim ban with no national security value. And just like its predecessor, it will not improve our counterterrorism efforts; it will only weaken them,” writes Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin in an opinion piece.
The director of technology transfer in the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer discusses ideas coming out of Dartmouth, such as the MVP tackling dummy (Mobile Virtual Player) and new methods for screening breast cancer.
In honor of the birthday of Theodor Geisel, Class of 1925, the newspaper offers 10 quotes from the famous alumnus, aka Dr. Seuss. Among them: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So … get on your way!”
In a story about the history and benefits of yoga as a practice, WCSH 6 notes that a Dartmouth study undertaken by Kyla Donnelly Pearce, Geisel ’17, indicated that practicing gentle yoga regularly could help brain-injury patients.
Michael Brown, a PhD student in ecology, evolution, ecosystems, and society, traveled to Uganda to bring rangers equipment to monitor giraffes. He used Wild-ID, a software program developed at Dartmouth that helps identify individual animals.
Kaya Thomas ’17, one of six African American women noted for making a difference in the tech world, was chosen in part for developing the app We Read Too, “which lists children’s and young adult titles by writers of color,” notes New Relic.
In a story about animals ingesting fermented foods, the BBC turns for comment to Samuel Gochman ’18, whose team experimented by offering a choice of alcoholic liquids to aye-ayes, which seemed happier with the higher alcohol concentrations.
Professors Brendan Nyhan, John Carey, and colleagues in the group Bright Line Watch surveyed 1,571 political scientists and concluded that the health of democracy in the U.S. is “strong, but showing some cracks,” writes the Times.
A study by Associate Professor of Economics Ethan Lewis and colleagues looked into whether the 1960s expulsion of Mexican braceros temporarily in the U.S. was successful in raising American wages. It was not successful, the study found.
Susan Dunklee ’08 became the first American woman to capture an individual medal at an Olympics or world's event when she took silver in the women’s 12.5-kilometer race in Hochfilzen, Austria, on Sunday. Dunklee missed gold by 4.6 seconds.
A Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice program is helping health care professionals learn to spot those patients who are at risk of abusing drugs, as well as those who may already be doing so.
Geisel’s Margaret Karagas says soaking rice and cooking it with extra water is a smart arsenic-reducing strategy for consumers, but finding ways to keep arsenic out of rice and other food products in the first place is also important.
Daniel Benjamin, director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, has called for a 911 Commission-style investigation into what links President Trump “may or may not have to Russia,” reports The Independent.