In a story about the pandemic's impact on innovation, the magazine notes that Dartmouth's Vijay Govindarajan says the ability to forget—to reassess how one has done things and not do them that way anymore—is an important part of innovation.
A story about supporting student engagement via remote communication notes that Dartmouth is offering "virtual counseling, wellness checks, and meditation to its students, promoting these resources via Instagram Stories with a swipe-up link."
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Mauricio Sellmann Oliveira writes about the impact the pandemic is having on Brazil's domestic workers. "Domestic workers are central figures in Brazil, a hidden workforce that keeps society running," he says.
"I am enormously concerned," says Dartmouth's John Carey. "The idea that people accept election results" and "continue to defer to the institutions established by those elections in their aftermath is the definition of our political system."
"All the social media companies are struggling to balance their obligations as a public forum with the commercial imperative to not be seen taking sides politically," which is a difficult balance to achieve, says Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan.
In choosing actor, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling '01, the producers of the comedy sequel "lined up a perfect writer," says the website. "Back in 2018, she channeled Elle Woods in a commencement address to Dartmouth graduates."
In a story about two unrelated studies suggesting that the laws of physics might not apply everywhere, Dartmouth's Robert Caldwell asks, "Are the laws of physics the same everywhere? Or is there a preferred location in the universe?"
In a BBC story, Dartmouth's Russell Muirhead says, "Classically, conspiracy theories are propagated by people on the margins … But right now the new stuff is coming directly from the powerful, which is really quite extraordinary."
"There is one lesson American citizens seem to have finally learned, between the Vietnam era and now: to thank in real time those who serve, whether it's in war or during a pandemic," writes President Emeritus James Wright, a former Marine.
"Channels for communication have exploded since Porter's day, yet the revelation of social distancing has been how little connectivity we have actually achieved," writes Dartmouth's Melanie Benson Taylor about Porter's pandemic novel.
"I still hadn't ever seen a wild primate," says Russell Mittermeier '71 of the first time that, as a Dartmouth student traveling through Central Asia, he saw one. He has achieved his lifetime goal of seeing all genera of primates in the wild.
"The persistent myth of drunken elephants remains an open and tantalizing question, and a priority for future research," Dartmouth's Nathaniel Dominy tells the newspaper about a study that investigated how elephants metabolize alcohol.
"It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can be a catalyst for profound re-invention," said comedian Conan O'Brien during his 2011 commencement speech at Dartmouth, as the website notes.
Employers' support for their staff has become more important, says the website, and turns to Dartmouth's Paul Argenti for comment. "Be clear that you care about them and give them the most precious resource that you have—your time," he says.
"Something that can look very promising in the lab just might not behave in a human body in a way that we expect it to," says Kendall Hoyt, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about the timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
"Partisan conspiracism takes reasonable democratic skepticism about the privileged authority of experts and converts it into a crude wholesale claim that they are a malignant political force," write Dartmouth's Russell Muirhead and co-author.
In a story about climate change and the coronavirus, the website turns to Dartmouth's Justin Mankin, who says, "We have pretty good evidence that extreme temperatures are increasing faster than average temperatures due to global warming."
Dartmouth's Vijay Govindarajan and a co-author have just published The Three Box Solution Playbook, which provides "a wealth of tools, worksheets, and templates" that readers will find particularly useful, writes the magazine.
"Now it's time to throw away your earlier game plan, get creative, and hustle," says Dartmouth's Grant Freeland in a story about career advice he offers his graduate students. One tip: "Focus on companies and industries that are flourishing."
E.E. Just, Class of 1907, was a renowned biologist who taught for 20 years at Howard University before moving to Europe in '29. Before his death in '41, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest living American scientists, the paper notes.