“The big question now is whether Congress will try to take back the reins of trade policy that it handed over to the president in 1934,” says Dartmouth’s Douglas Irwin in a Washington Post op-ed about President Trump’s new tariff plan.
Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that vaping leads more often to a tobacco habit than to a safer alternative. Lead author Samir Soneji says e-cigarettes should be kept out of the hands of adolescents and young adults.
Alex Azar ’88, the new secretary of health and human services, tells Fox News that his priorities include curbing prescription drug costs, making health insurance more accessible, improving Medicare, and battling the opioid addiction epidemic.
The alumnus, whom the newspaper calls “the best marathoner most elite marathoners have never heard of,” returns March 17 to defend his title in the indoor marathon, a 211-lap ordeal around the 200-meter indoor track at New York’s Armory.
Professor Roberta Stewart’s course, in which veterans read Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, is spreading to other colleges. Reading Homer can help veterans cope with their own struggles, says Stewart.
Dartmouth economist Jonathan Skinner tells the Times that health care costs in the U.S. could be reduced by eliminating extra medical tests and procedures that are more common in the U.S. than elsewhere.
“I think the nightmare situation is a fake video of a politician saying, ‘I have launched nuclear weapons against a country.’ The other country reacts within minutes, seconds, and we have a global nuclear war,” says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid.
CNN’s Jake Tapper ’91 has won over liberals and conservatives as “perhaps the most widely praised journalist working in TV today,” says the magazine. “The only things I really try to take a stand on are facts and basic decency,” Tapper says.
Novel and negative news spreads faster than other news, reports a new study on fake news. Such stories “grab our attention as human beings” and cause us to want to share that information with others, says Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan.
Dartmouth’s Anne Kapuscinski and a colleague found “major scientific inadequacies” in an FDA assessment of a breeding program for genetically modified salmon, writes the magazine in a story about Americans and genetically modified fish.
“The tariffs are basically saying: The way you were doing things before—we’re going to make it more expensive,” says Tuck Professor Emily Blanchard in a story about reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to impose tariffs on imports.
Tim Vipond ’05, founder of Corporate Finance Institute, talks about success in the workplace. “At times I’ve been a customer service agent, janitor, and founder all at once,” he says, adding that confidence and perseverance are very important.
Regarding the game, which allows cheating, Professor Mary Flanagan says it is “amazing that our games so accurately reflect that cheating itself—across many walks of life—has been normalized and even accepted as a sound strategy by society.”
The cost of surgery in patients’ last year of life involves more than money, Dartmouth’s Amber Barnato tells the newspaper. Older patients undergoing the surgeries spend 50 percent more time in hospitals—and in intensive care—than their peers.
In a story about the growing popularity of plastic-free grocery aisles, Professor Anne Kapuscinski says plastic is “terribly harmful” to the planet. “I hear people say that consumers want this much plastic. But I’m not convinced of that.”
The magazine asked James Nachtwey ’70 and its deputy photo director to find images that told the story of America’s opioid crisis. The result, the magazine says, is “a visual record of a national emergency—and it demands our urgent attention.”
Dartmouth is among some 40 colleges and universities announcing that their application processes won’t take into account disciplinary action against high school students who take part in gun control walkouts and other peaceful demonstrations.
Some doctors are wary about midwives attending births, says Geisel’s Timothy Fisher, because of the “lack of exposure to midwife care during our training as OBs. Things that are foreign are scary, and we view them with skepticism.”
Thayer’s Eric Fossum and colleagues have developed the Quanta Image Sensor, a new technology that will improve cameras’ ability to capture high-quality images in low-visibility light, even during explorations in outer space, reports Artsy.
Abigail Ross Hopper ’93 picked solar as her field because, she says, “Honestly, I think it’s the most exciting technology source in the energy space. ... The future is unlimited—especially when you think about how we pair it with storage."