“I was very pleasantly surprised when it kind of seemed to sail through,” says Dartmouth’s Brian Jackson about a new regulation signed into law Friday that lowers the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water in New Hampshire.
“An averaged-out stat doesn’t tell us how it feels to live here,” says Dartmouth’s Garrett Dash Nelson in a story about his study of the population density of Boston neighborhoods and why he decided to study their density in a new way.
“Trump and (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) agree on the need to cut rates and so do I,” says Professor David Blanchflower. “I disagree with Trump on many things … . But on jobs, sub-normal prosperity and interest rates he has been vindicated.”
A story about climate change’s impact on Central America notes that Dartmouth’s Dean Seibert is a veteran of humanitarian crises who has worked in Liberia, the Balkans, Indonesia, and Pakistan, and now runs a clinic in El Rosario, Honduras.
A story about busing for desegregation, which began in the U.S. in the 1950s, mentions Dartmouth’s Matthew Delmont and his book on the history of busing, which discusses the era’s “constitutional racial discrimination in the public schools.”
“By the end of May 1969, over 43,300 Americans had died in Vietnam,” says President Emeritus James Wright. Among them were teenagers, fathers, brothers. “We need to look into the faces … to always remember the very human cost of war,” he says.
“One possibility is that the creatures came from a wormhole in space from another point in the galaxy,” says Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser of terrors lurking in “Stranger Things,” which last week began its third season, starring David Harbour ’97.
Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin and a co-author discuss fake news and its implications for foreign and security policy. “The current fake news epidemic isn’t just shaking up U.S. politics; it might end up causing a war,” they write.
In a review of Professor Peter Orner’s new book, the reviewer writes, “You know from the second you pick him up that he’s the real deal.” Orner, she says, “can do anything, so he tries to do everything. ... His sentences run clear and true.”
“If school desegregation remains a topic of debate during the primary season, all the candidates would benefit from studying the Berkeley plan rather than rehashing debates over busing,” writes Dartmouth’s Matthew Delmont in an opinion piece.
Dartmouth’s Andrew Campbell says he hopes a new, wearable mobile sensing device meant to determine whether the wearer is a productive employee “will be used to empower the workforce rather than (be) used against them.”
Visiting Associate Professor Jennifer Sargent, a former public defender and district judge, discusses cases considered Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, including a citizenship question the White House wanted to add to the U.S. census.
Christiane Northrup, MED ’75, a leading authority on women’s health, talks about why she became a doctor, why she wrote her first book, and how ideas about women’s health have changed. “I want to wake women up to their true power,” she says.
A new mobile-sensing system “might be the key to unlocking the best from every employee,” says Dartmouth’s Andrew Campbell, a professor of computer science and one of the researchers involved in developing the new system.
As cars become more automated, they become more valuable platforms for information and tech companies’ use, says Dartmouth’s Luis Alvarez León. In the future, for drivers who want cars that protect their privacy, there may be a cost tradeoff.
Looking at how knowledge is acquired in school, “researchers from Dartmouth have developed a machine learning algorithm that can be used to measure how well a student understands a concept based on their brain activity,” writes the website.
In a story about preventing child abuse and neglect, the paper turns to Dartmouth’s Kay Jankowski, who discusses trauma and ways to overcome it. “Relationships are what have caused the traumas, and relationships are what fixes them,” she says.
During the 10 days of the SHIFT festival at the Hopkins Center for the Arts there will be an evening of short films, chosen by Dartmouth’s Dan Rockmore and Jodie Mack, titled “A Portal to the Sky: Cinema and Space.” The festival begins June 21.
“The latest New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker, celebrating the creation of the BASIC computer language at Dartmouth in 1964, has officially been installed,” writes the paper. “Everybody who has ever typed a GOTO command can feel proud.”
The website Active Times notes that among factors that inspire students to apply to particular colleges is the beauty of a school’s campus, and it includes Dartmouth on its list of American colleges with the most beautiful campuses.