Dartmouth's Sydney Finkelstein and his team researched the ways many smart business leaders fail. Among them: They thought they were the smartest person in the room, relied too much on what worked before, and underestimated their fallibility.
Dartmouth's Jeff Sharlet discusses QAnon's theories and their effect on some people's thinking, including the president's. "Do I need to say none of this is true? I do. But the delusion is every bit as dangerous as if it were," Sharlet writes.
"Quantum time dilation is a consequence of both quantum mechanics and Einstein's relativity, and thus offers a new possibility to test fundamental physics at their intersection," Dartmouth physicist Alexander Smith tells UPI.
Dartmouth's Michael Herron and a co-author write that thousands of mailed ballots face rejection in two battleground states, North Carolina and Florida, and in others. Some states allow "curing" the rejected ballots, but some don't, they say.
"I feel like we're coming up with new and creative ways to say no at this point," says Dartmouth's Elizabeth Talbot in a story about the possibility that getting a professional haircut means much more than style to residents of nursing homes.
Stigmatizing Islam or Muslim communities, as France did, won't bring reformation, says Dartmouth's Ezzedine Fishere. "What is needed is to challenge Muslim institutions to take a clear position on Islamic jurisprudence justifying violence."
In a blog post, Dartmouth's Alexis Abramson writes that engineering needs more diversity and that, "Relative to the overall US workforce, women and people of color ... are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields."
The work of Dartmouth's Mary Flanagan and Brendan Nyhan is featured in a story about the way board-game design might help reshape the way natural disasters such as hurricanes and pandemics are understood by the general public.
A story about Theodor Geisel, Class of 1925, offers little-known facts. For one thing, his first book was rejected over 25 times. Also: Green Eggs and Ham was written on a bet that he couldn't write a book using only 50 words.
Austin Lines, Thayer '21, discusses finding a key part of an engine that fell from a plane over Greenland in 2017. He and fellow researchers found the engine's fan when a robot he designed to map glacial crevasses rolled over the buried part.
"Keep reading, keep solving. See both as opportunities to challenge yourself and the people around you, and to work toward justice and keeping power accountable," says Dartmouth librarian and crossword puzzle creator Laura Braunstein.
In a story on race and busing, Dartmouth's Matthew Delmont says, "The school system is in need of a reckoning around whether we are actually a country that believes in the moral and legal mandate of the Brown v. Board decision or we're not."
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Lindsey Leininger and a co-author write, "Today, many public health experts are trying to develop connection and cultural competence to serve communities that are politically different from most of our own."
"Avoiding this is tough—anyone who actively consumes the news in 2020, and particularly social media, will encounter some misinformation," says Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan in a story about how to avoid falling for false election information.
Dartmouth's Deborah Jordan Brooks and co-author write that their examination of Gallup data shows that "men tend to be less concerned about and less likely to take measures to prevent COVID-19 transmission than women within their same party."
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Alexis Abramson talks about replicating the experience of lab work, field research, and group projects virtually during the pandemic. The stakes, she says, "are higher than ever for us to get it right."
In a story about the White House strategy of using testing to prevent COVID-19 infections, NPR turns to Dartmouth's Steven Woloshin, MED '96, who says it's disturbing that "we do not have a better evidence base to guide public health policy."
In a piece about negative test results and assumptions about safety, Dartmouth's Steven Woloshin, MED '96, says, "You think you don't carry the virus, and then you may go around and spread it to other people, which can have really serious conseque
NBC Chicago features Oscar Cornejo Casares '17, who helped produce an award-winning documentary about a movement that he and Dartmouth classmates led to rid libraries of the "illegal aliens" subject heading, which is dehumanizing, he says.