"She will be maybe the most qualified treasury secretary we've ever had in the history of the United States," says Dartmouth's Andrew Levin about the upcoming confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Treasury nominee Janet Yellen.
Dartmouth's Kendall Hoyt says there's a "trade-off between speed and efficacy" in distributing the vaccine. "If we're going for the perfect solution to such a degree that we have to throw out doses at the end of the day, then we're failing."
Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers '50, aka Mr. Rogers, has died at age 92. Happily known as "Mrs. Rogers," she was "his loyal partner for 50 years and later a memory-keeper for his message of kindness," the Post writes.
In an opinion piece about the way some rogue professionals have worked against the public interest, Dartmouth's Brooke Harrington writes that more professional organizations need to step up, use their sanction power, and protect the public.
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Travis Curtice discusses the upcoming presidential election in Uganda. "Many Ugandans ... have overcome tremendous barriers and ongoing political intimidation to demand a more democratic Uganda," he writes.
In an interview about her new memoir, Bravey, Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas '12 says the book is "as much for parents as it is for dream-chasers, because so much of it is talking about my dad and how he raised us."
CNBC says Callie Brownson and Jennifer King, who both coached at Dartmouth, will be among eight women on the sidelines for National Football League playoff games, Brownson with the Cleveland Browns and King with the Washington Football team.
Eight graduate and undergraduate Dartmouth students are finalists in NASA's Big Idea Challenge, reports NBC 5. Developing technology—the team created a lunar rover—for space missions has been "super exciting," says team member Chris Lyke '21.
"Not all Americans trust medicine and science," says Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan in a column about the time it's taking to get Americans vaccinated. Involving groups such as religious organizations, schools, and businesses will help, he says.
Shonda Rhimes '91's Bridgerton "is a career landmark for Rhimes, the first series in her exclusive, nine-figure deal with Netflix after a string of hits for ABC made her one of TV's most successful showrunners," writes the newspaper.
The Red Sox hired Bianca Smith '12 as a minor league coach, reports CBS. "I think it's a great opportunity also to just inspire other women who are interested in this game," says Smith, the first Black female coach in pro baseball history.
Writing about creating models for navigating historical accountability, Dartmouth's Charlotte Bacon and Barbara Will cite Dartmouth's "successful program to engage undergraduates in shedding light on complicated corners of the College's past."
Dartmouth's Dan Rockmore writes about three renowned mathematicians whom he knew and admired. "On their journeys, these playful, curious mathematicians discovered Monsters and numbers so large that they can hardly be written down," he says.
"The ebbs and flows of trade mainly reflect changes in economic growth around the world," writes Dartmouth's Douglas Irwin. "Therefore, the trade outlook for next year depends largely on whether the world can put the pandemic behind it."
An ancient baboon skull discovered in the archives of the British Museum by Dartmouth's Nathaniel Dominy and colleagues may be from a fabled land known as Punt. The scientists studied the baboon's tooth enamel for clues to its birthplace.
In a story about countries laying claim to supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Dartmouth's Kendall Hoyt tells the Times, "Just because you've purchased 100 million doses doesn't mean you'll get 100 million doses in December."
Missionaries, by Dartmouth's Phil Klay '05, is a "revelatory, panoramic portrayal of the remote yet interconnected ways that American-sponsored wars are waged across the globe," says the paper, counting it among the year's best books.
A story about Vermont's approach to COVID-19 cites social media comments by Dartmouth's Anne Sosin '02, who notes that the state's messaging approach includes communicating with empathy and not shaming people who disregard state guidelines.
In a story about climate change's impact on the Arctic, Dartmouth's Donald Perovich says, "While there have been these variations since, we've never returned to those levels before 2007. ... It's as though we're in this new state."
In a video co-produced by Alexander Stockton '15, Olympic athlete, writer, actress, and filmmaker Alexi Pappas '12 talks about confronting a challenge that took her by surprise—clinical depression—and how she has dealt with it.