Dartmouth is among the top 10 colleges and universities with the most Guggenheim winners this year, reports the magazine. Dartmouth faculty members Joshua Bennett, Alexander Chee, and Terek El-Ariss are among this year's winners.
Among the region's artists, writers, and thinkers awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation's annual fellowship this year are Dartmouth faculty members Joshua Bennett, Alexander Chee, and Tarek El-Ariss, reports the Globe.
At 98, Larry Jaffe '46, produced his first movie, the faith-based hit The Girl Who Believes in Miracles, reports Forward. "I have many Jewish friends who have seen the movie and they really feel good and uplifted about it," he says.
A story about a COVID-19 vaccine entering clinical trials features comments by former Geisel School of Medicine faculty Jason McLellan. Research he conducted at Geisel prior to the pandemic contributed to the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Dartmouth's Bruce Sacerdote '90 discusses a study he co-led to determine whether reporting on COVID-19 was negative, positive, or neutral. Sacerdote and his colleagues found news coverage of the pandemic in the U.S. was "shockingly negative."
An octopus that lunged at a vacationer who was filming it in southwestern Australia might have felt threatened by the man, says Dartmouth's Peter Tse. "My guess is that the octopus here is sending a warning meaning 'back off,'" he says.
Dartmouth's Ezzedine Fishere discusses the tension between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile. The conflict is the "last thing this region can afford and the last thing the international community needs."
"Starting with our leaders and representatives, all Americans need to acknowledge that our republic depends upon mutual trust, volunteerism, and civic values," writes Dartmouth President Emeritus James Wright in an opinion piece.
"Goofing around about who it is and what it's trying to do, particularly with anything related to sustainability, strikes me as really, really bad taste," says Dartmouth's Paul Argenti in a story about Volkswagen's April Fools' Day spoof.
The newspaper cites research by Dartmouth economics professor James Feyrer in an opinion piece arguing that despite sensational coverage of the days-long container vessel blockage of the Suez Canal, the economic impact was likely minimal.
"Among a segment of the population that apparently is resistant to the vaccines, I think their voices will carry weight," says Dartmouth's Randall Balmer about evangelicals Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress speaking in favor of vaccines.
"I'm looking at things that no one has looked at before, and that feels pretty cool," says Dartmouth astronomer Elisabeth Newton in a story about how she and the research team she co-led recently discovered a new planetary system.
The COVID-19 pandemic shows "the importance of community-based language mapping and ... attending to the spatial relationships underlying the diversity of language landscapes," write Dartmouth's Sienna Craig and her co-authors in a column.
"I feel like Kyle, his resume, his leadership, his poise, all that goes into being the opening-day starter ... every arrow points to Kyle," says Chicago Cubs manager David Ross about the alumnus, who will start on April 1 at Wrigley Field.
In a feature story about Sophie Caldwell Hamilton '12 on the occasion of her recent retirement from professional skiing, the online news site Faster Skier writes that the alumna is one of five U.S. women to have won a World Cup race.
Dartmouth's Matthew Garcia discusses Cesar Chavez's work to protect union organizers' access to agricultural workers, a legal protection since 1975 that is now threatened by a Supreme Court case challenging unions' access to farms in California.
"The change in one game can reflect a change in cultural values. It was the case that (in chess) the king used to be the most powerful piece, and then the queen was," says Dartmouth's Mary Flanagan in a story about the history of game playing.
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Andre Pagliarini discusses Brazilian politics, the record of President Jair Bolsonaro, and the prospects for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is now eligible to run for a third term next year.
In a column about Ernest Hemingway, Dartmouth's Barbara Will and James Ermarth '04 suggest an imperative for fiction writers today: "Do as Hemingway himself did. Write one true sentence that doesn't sound like anything that came before."
Republican opposition to President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was a miscalculation, Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics David Blanchflower says. "It's just what the U.S. economy needs at the moment," he says.