Trustee Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe '81 and John Donahoe '82 have made a $20 million gift to Dartmouth to support the representation, success, and leadership of underrepresented groups in STEM fields, reports the newspaper.
A story about the Biden infrastructure plan cites research by James Feyrer, professor of economics, which found that spending on roads and bridges may have helped create as many as five million jobs through the 2009 Obama stimulus law.
An article on research co-authored by biology professor Kathryn Cottingham and long-time collaborator Cayelan Carey '06, stresses the importance of examining the complete lifecycle of freshwater cyanobacterial blooms rather than just the surface.
In a story about efforts to uncover illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru, Dartmouth's David Lutz describes how his research combines commercial NASA satellite images from the past five years with algorithms to monitor mining activity.
A story about "endemic misinformation" cites a new paper in which Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan poses the question, "Why are misperceptions about contentious issues in politics and science seemingly so persistent and difficult to correct?"
"Children with genetic conditions linked to autism perform atypically on a test of binocular rivalry," reports Spectrum about a study led by Dartmouth's Caroline Robertson that linked autism-related conditions to altered visual perception.
In her new book, historian Annette Gordon-Reed '81 writes that, "in the case of Black people, limitations of the history and possibility of our origin stories have helped create and maintain an extremely narrow construction of Blackness."
In a story about the first Times crossword puzzle by Nina Sloan '24, the newspaper's Deb Amien writes, "great work on the crossword, Ms. Sloan. It's clean, entertaining and without stumbling blocks. I can't wait to see more from you."
A story about Eli Boardman '22 and his effort to complete the "Wyoming 13ers," 36 peaks over 13,000 feet high, says Boardman completed the feat in 45 days, a pace the website says "left the entire world staring in awe at the 19-year-old."
"We are excited to embark on this project with Snøhetta ... to realize the full potential of the Hop as an iconic 21st-century center for collaboration, education, and experiences," Dartmouth's Mary Lou Aleskie tells the magazine.
Gossiping is bad, right? Maybe not, according to a new study by Dartmouth's Luke Chang and Eshin Jolly. Their research suggests that talking about other people can build stronger connections between those sharing the information.
"I want to promote that Indigenous people can do anything we want, and for our dreams not be put in a box or changed by other people," says Devin Buffalo '18, who was a goalie on Dartmouth's team and then played for East Coast Hockey League.
In a story about a new study on the effects of union membership, Dartmouth's David Blanchflower, co-author of the study, says unionized workers tend to indicate they are more satisfied with their job than their non-unionized counterparts.
"I think if Darnella Frazier hadn't taken that video, I don't think it's possible that the jury would have convicted Derek Chauvin," says Dartmouth's Matthew Delmont in a story about the trial of Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
A reviewer notes that Dartmouth's Jeremy DeSilva, in his new book, "proposes that our bipedalism is at the root of our uniqueness as a species ... neatly braiding his own research with the wider narrative and history of human evolution."
In an opinion piece about the recent visit of Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Washington, D.C., Dartmouth's Jennifer Lind says, "Suga's willingness to talk about Taiwan represents a noticeable departure from a longstanding norm."
Dartmouth's Joshua Bennett "found himself the recipient of two prestigious honors this month," writes the paper. Bennett won a Guggenheim fellowship, and four days later, he won a Whiting Award. "It's absolutely surreal," he tells the paper.
In a story about a study she co-authored, Dartmouth's Jennifer Dannals says the results were "somewhat disheartening." The researchers found that women were three times more likely than men to fail to get a requested raise or promotion.