In an opinion piece about partisan animus, the newspaper cites research by Dartmouth’s Sean Westwood and a Stanford colleague that indicated that party affiliation is the major divide in American society today.
“We’ve known that extremist groups have been weaponizing the internet for years,” says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid, who studies ways to eliminate extremist content from the internet. Why, he asks, has Facebook been so slow to deal with it?
“I’m not persuaded that the historical evidence actually shows that if leaders have military experience themselves, or if they have family members that served, it makes them less likely to go to war,” says Dartmouth’s Edward Miller.
“Don’t tweet, post, Instagram, or email anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing on the front page of The New York Times,” said Jake Tapper ’91 in his commencement speech, which USA Today listed among the best of the year.
In a story about the relevance Shakespeare’s play has to politics today, the paper turns for comment to Dartmouth’s Brett Gamboa. A 1937 production was “like nothing anybody had ever seen,” he says, and influenced many subsequent productions.
In a column, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon write that “Mr. Trump has ... lined up behind Iran’s main rivals, Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies,” whose interests “aren’t necessarily identical with those of the U.S.”
The Geisel School of Medicine’s Associate Professor of Medicine Tim Lahey says some symptoms should make people decide not to fly. “There are some viruses that just go like wildfire through close quarters,” Lahey tells The Huffington Post.
Professor of Computer Science Hany Farid says he’s “not buying the story” that tech companies can’t delete extremist content because it would possibly lead to more censorship. “That’s a smokescreen, saying there’s a gray area,” he says.
In an AP story published in the Times, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Emily Whiting discusses a system she and colleagues created to replicate parts of challenging climbs so they can be practiced on indoor climbing walls.
Two biologists believe they’ve discovered how human brains encode facial images, writes the paper. “Cracking the code for faces would definitely be a big deal,” Brad Duchaine, a professor of psychological and brain sciences, tells the paper.
American democracy’s health has worsened “for the first time in recent history,” writes the newspaper in a story about Bright Line Watch, created by Professors John Carey and Brendan Nyhan and colleagues from Yale and Rochester universities.
Michael Sateia, an active emeritus professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, talks about benefits of getting enough sleep—better powers of concentration, better health—and the downside of getting too little.
Senior Lecturer Gerald Auten’s “meticulously rendered drawings” ask viewers to “consider how a culture memorializes itself,” writes the newspaper. A show of Auten’s work continues through June 8 at the Aidron Duckworth Museum in Meriden, N.H.
“Spending more on health care does not mean better health,” writes The Hill, citing a study by The Dartmouth Institute’s Dartmouth Atlas indicating that regions spending more money on treatment do not have better patient outcomes.
Hassan Rouhani, reelected as president of Iran, faces certain challenges, says Professor of Sociology Misagh Parsa. “He told Iranians, ‘I am going to get rid of all the sanctions,’ but his problem is the supreme leader has the final say.”
Jeffrey Kerby, a Neukom Institute postdoctoral fellow and a John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding visiting scholar, spent time in Ethiopia to photograph gelada monkeys for the magazine.
In a Q&A, Professor Daniel Rockmore discusses a book he’s just edited, What Are the Arts and Sciences? A Guide for the Curious. It contains essays by 26 of his Dartmouth colleagues, who talk about their disciplines.
“How could the so-called ‘Christian Right,’ believed to vote according to a fiercely moral agenda, embrace the most impious presidential candidate in American history?” asks Dartmouth’s Jeff Sharlet in a story about evangelicals and politics.