Associate Professor of History Rashauna Johnson has been nominated for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans During the Age of Revolutions. The winner will be announced this fall.
“I think the Confederate statues should be removed. The notion that removing them means we’re changing or getting rid of history is not true,” says Dartmouth trustee and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed ’81.
“The United States is not alone in confronting this dilemma. Countries across the globe routinely grapple with how to handle reminders of unsavory chapters in their history,” writes Associate Professor of German Yuliya Komska.
“There are a handful of significant political forces pushing against one another, the political equivalent of tectonic plates,” writes Dartmouth’s Charles Wheelan ’88. He suggests three possibilities that could cause a political earthquake.
Members of the Class of 2021 reached out to students at the University of Virginia to offer support in the wake of the violence that erupted last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., at a protest over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.
“The second heart attack didn’t begin until evening,” writes Professor Jeff Sharlet in an essay on his recovery. “By then I was in the hospital. I would have known what was happening even if I hadn’t been. It was obvious. I was dying.”
Professor Bethany Moreton reviews Democracy in Chains, a new book that traces “the intellectual tradition informing the specific recent wave of assaults on the public sphere” from slavery to the advent of the Koch brothers.
In an op-ed, Dartmouth’s Mary Flanagan calls out the tech industry for ignoring diverse talent. “ ‘We love women, but we only hire men’ is a norm that needs immediate change in tech culture,” she writes.
Dartmouth’s Yuliya Komska and her coauthors argue that it’s time for a “broadened civic negotiation about what counts as U.S. history, who gets to tell it, and what role it plays in bolstering democracy.”
The alumna and Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator talks to the magazine about developing her own digital-centric brand, Shondaland.com, with the goal of releasing content that builds community and inspires women to action.
“Recently, desperate to escape the horror of the news, I found myself reading the reviews of The Boy Who Followed Ripley,” writes Dartmouth’s Alexander Chee in a column about the Patricia Highsmith novels.
Dartmouth is No. 1 on a list of the nation’s 200 best-loved colleges, as evidenced by the support the schools receive from loyal graduates. The magazine also lists Dartmouth among the top colleges in the Northeast and the top private colleges.
In a story about social media companies and what they are doing to combat extremist material on their sites, Professor Hany Farid tells the newspaper, “I’m highly skeptical of the PR efforts that we’re seeing from tech.”
In a story about China’s and India’s struggle to lay claim to the ancient practice of Tibetan medicine, Associate Professor Sienna Craig discusses the the potential impact on medical practices Tibet considers part of its cultural heritage.
In a story about the opioid epidemic, the newspaper turns to Dartmouth’s Lisa Marsch, who directed a study of the drug’s use. Heroin users are switching to fentanyl, she said. “That’s what people want now. They want this more potent product.”
Professor Marcelo Gleiser talks about the “running bug,” and how a running habit may affect the runner’s heart, saying that, when it comes to serious mileage, “the question here is whether there is an upper line we should not cross.”
Kate Bono ’10 already loved skiing when she arrived at Dartmouth, but then she discovered climbing. Now the alumna has set a new record for her speed ascent up Alaska’s Mount Denali. She talks to the magazine about how she did it.
The Centrist Project, founded by Dartmouth’s Charles Wheelan ’88, aims to overcome election challenges and provide support to independent candidates. It is working to have a big impact on the movement to elect independents, writes Roll Call.