In her Dartmouth commencement speech, TV producer Shonda Rhimes ’91 said that “dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change,” notes India Today.
“He’s probably the best interviewer TV has these days, as unshakable as that diamondback that chases you in your dreams. His reporting seems to come from the heart,” says Politico’s Jack Shafer in a GQ profile of the alumnus.
About a video of the murder, Professor Hany Farid says, “we are not even close to a tool that can operate at internet scale and make fairly fine-grained distinctions between a guy killing someone in Cleveland and kids wrestling after school.”
In an opinion piece, Professor Ivy Schweitzer asks whether it’s possible to “reconceive equality not as likeness but as a utopian horizon, an evolving parity or equity that rests fluidly or contingently on the embrace of differences?”
“Behind all those ivy-covered brick buildings are free museums, public art displays, and gorgeous libraries,” writes the Globe in a travel story about the College’s hometown. “Why not take a spring break in Hanover?” asks the writer.
Many companies don’t understand the way smartphones have shifted power to consumers, says Tuck professor Paul Argenti. “Companies still operate as if they can hide things and make believe something didn’t happen,” he says.
“Time is our greatest ally and our greatest enemy,” writes Professor Marcelo Gleiser in his latest blog post for NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos & Culture. Time can seem to be moving too fast, but to feel in control of it, he says, “live a little.”
The magazine includes three alumni—actor and former stockbroker Brian White ’95; television producer and author Shonda Rhimes ’91; and talk show host and actor Aisha Tyler ’92—in a story about celebrities who attended Ivy League Schools.
The alumna co-wrote and co-directed the film, which tells the story of a young runner from Oregon, set to start the Olympic trials. Pappas, an elite long-distance runner who competed in the Rio Games for Greece, plays the role of the runner.
“Fake news is effective because it tells you something about the world that you, in a way, already know,” writes Assistant Professor of German Petra McGillen, whose research reverse-engineers fabricated newspaper stories from the 1860s.
As guests on “All Things Considered,” assistant professor Hannah ter Hofstede and postdoc Laurel Symes explain how katydids in the rain forest use uniquely evolved ultrasound emitters to find mates and fool predators.
Writing about standout college applications, former Dartmouth admissions officer Rebecca Sabky, MALS ’05, recalls a student who included a letter from his school custodian, demonstrating the “always irresistible” quality of kindness.
Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy Marcelo Gleiser argues that physics’ “search for a simple all-encompassing theory has eclipsed a more enduring insight about the nature of physics”—its power to describe natural phenomena.
President Emeritus James Wright’s life and work have been “anything but ordinary,” says Leatherneck in a story about Wright’s work on behalf of veterans and about his book Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War.
“It is remarkable how people are condemning the conspiracy theories that Trump promotes, while at the same time promoting conspiracy theories of their own,” says Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper ’91.
“New digital technologies are changing the rules of competition by expanding the boundaries of what a company can handle and introducing new sources of advantage,” writes the Tuck School of Business’ Richard D’Aveni.
Kieffer Christianson ’14 reached the podium at the U.S. Alpine Championships for the second year in a row. Christianson won the bronze medal in the men’s giant slalom this week in Sugarloaf, Maine, writes the newspaper.
The alumnus and Chicago Cubs pitcher talks about his yoga practice, saying that it “has really made things clearer. ... I now know the alignment of my body and I can feel different parts of my body and where they’re at different times.”
“Despite Iowa’s noble and storied history of progressivism, Iowa voters got the president they wanted last November,” writes Professor Randall Balmer in an opinion piece about Iowa, where he spent his high school years.