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, especially Blacks and Hispanics, 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.
In a recap of the Sept. 29 debate, Vox mentions America Abroad, by Dartmouth's Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth. The writer calls it one of the "best books I've read on US foreign policy in the past few years."
In a story about the pandemic's impact on working women, Dartmouth's Claudia Olivetti says, "Trying to help working families ease this child-care constraint, it's not just a gender inequality issue. It's also an income inequality issue."
Election officials need to examine the outcomes from signature-approving software says Michael Herron, the Remsen 1943 Professor of Government, in an iTnews article about mail-in voting. "An error here is someone losing their chance to vote."
"Our findings illustrate how habits can be controlled in a tiny time window when they are first set in motion," says Dartmouth's Kyle S. Smith in an Inverse story about a study he led that examined how habits form in the brain.
Varujan Boghosian, who died Monday, is featured in a Valley News story. Works by the former George Frederick Jewett Professor of Art at Dartmouth are part of the collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.