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."
“You do have to put yourself out there,” says Janice McCabe, an associate professor of sociology, about making new friends. They might turn you down, but “there’s also the chance they’ll say yes, and something really great could happen.”
A study by Dartmouth’s Na’ama Shenhav and colleagues suggests that the DACA program encourages high school students to stay in school. “When we provide legal status it really provides an incentive for individuals to stay in school,” she says.
In a new study, Visiting Research Scholar Justin Mankin and fellow researchers found that despite human attempts to stem global warming, record-setting precipitation and other extreme events are going to increase around the world.
“What this chip can do because it’s sensitive to single photons is it can see in the dimmest possible light,” says Thayer’s Eric Fossum in a story about a new semiconductor chip that could give your cellphone camera “superhero” vision.
Rather than blocking the entry of people from war-ravaged countries, the U.S. should “maintain its historical commitment to welcoming the most vulnerable,” write Dartmouth’s Jeremy Ferwerda and a co-author, who suggest a way to do just that.
As High Water Mark’s owner, Phoebe Suina ’98, Thayer ’99 and ’01, works with pueblos and local governments in New Mexico on floodplain, storm water, and watershed management. She discusses making the most of decisions, and having no regrets.
Estimating the probability of a candidate’s winning an election can give potential voters an impression that the candidate is headed for a decisive win and may lower voter turnout, says a study by Assistant Professor Sean Westood and colleages.
Public faith in democratic principles has declined, according to a new survey by Bright Line Watch, a project founded by government professors John Carey and Brendan Nyhan and other colleagues that monitors the state of democracy in America.
“Town and gown thrive side by side in Hanover, New Hampshire. This just might be the best college town of all,” writes the magazine. It quotes a town resident who says the town offers “a concentrated shot of culture.”
Paul Raether, Tuck ’73, Wendy Raether, and their family gave the Tuck School of Business $15 million for financial aid. The family are longtime donors to Tuck who have endowed professorships and supported new construction, says the magazine.
Dartmouth scholars will moderate this year’s JAGfest, a festival of staged readings in White River Junction, Vt., where the company “wants to play a key role in bringing diverse actors and stories to the stage through art,” writes the paper.
Norwich, Vt., has produced 11 Olympians, “all but one since 1984,” writes Tuck’s Matthew Rees in a review of a new book about the town. The achievement is at the center of writer Karen Crouse’s “splendid portrait” of the town, he says.
With the news that the three businesses are forming a health insurance company for their employees, Dartmouth’s Elliott Fisher tells ABC News that their new model may not reduce health care costs unless it spreads to the whole U.S. population.
On Feb. 13, at the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) will host a panel discussion on how policy affects building a business and why entrepreneurs should care about policy issues.
Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Alex Azar ’88 graduated summa cum laude with a degree in government and economics from Dartmouth, writes the magazine. He is the agency’s second secretary to serve under Trump in 11 months.
In Austria on Saturday, Sophie Caldwell ’12 shared the victory in the freestyle sprint test event for next year’s FIS World Championship. Caldwell was named Friday to the 20-athlete roster for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“I think we are going to see a lot of different formats for companies and corporations that we don’t have a good understanding for now,” Professor Mary Flanagan, a panelist, said at a World Economic Forum panel discussion about work.
The alumnus was confirmed yesterday by the Senate as secretary of health and human services. After graduating from Dartmouth and Yale Law School, Azar was a law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia. Azar was president of Lilly USA from 2012-17.