"Channels for communication have exploded since Porter's day, yet the revelation of social distancing has been how little connectivity we have actually achieved," writes Dartmouth's Melanie Benson Taylor about Porter's pandemic novel.
"I still hadn't ever seen a wild primate," says Russell Mittermeier '71 of the first time that, as a Dartmouth student traveling through Central Asia, he saw one. He has achieved his lifetime goal of seeing all genera of primates in the wild.
"The persistent myth of drunken elephants remains an open and tantalizing question, and a priority for future research," Dartmouth's Nathaniel Dominy tells the newspaper about a study that investigated how elephants metabolize alcohol.
"It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can be a catalyst for profound re-invention," said comedian Conan O'Brien during his 2011 commencement speech at Dartmouth, as the website notes.
Employers' support for their staff has become more important, says the website, and turns to Dartmouth's Paul Argenti for comment. "Be clear that you care about them and give them the most precious resource that you have—your time," he says.
"Something that can look very promising in the lab just might not behave in a human body in a way that we expect it to," says Kendall Hoyt, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about the timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
"Partisan conspiracism takes reasonable democratic skepticism about the privileged authority of experts and converts it into a crude wholesale claim that they are a malignant political force," write Dartmouth's Russell Muirhead and co-author.
In a story about climate change and the coronavirus, the website turns to Dartmouth's Justin Mankin, who says, "We have pretty good evidence that extreme temperatures are increasing faster than average temperatures due to global warming."
Dartmouth's Vijay Govindarajan and a co-author have just published The Three Box Solution Playbook, which provides "a wealth of tools, worksheets, and templates" that readers will find particularly useful, writes the magazine.
"Now it's time to throw away your earlier game plan, get creative, and hustle," says Dartmouth's Grant Freeland in a story about career advice he offers his graduate students. One tip: "Focus on companies and industries that are flourishing."
E.E. Just, Class of 1907, was a renowned biologist who taught for 20 years at Howard University before moving to Europe in '29. Before his death in '41, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest living American scientists, the paper notes.
The Times writes about research co-authored by Dartmouth's Daniel Wrapp, Guarini '20, about llamas, the subject of antibody research he and colleagues are doing in hope of finding a way to combat the novel coronavirus.
In a story about the pandemic's impact on the technology industry, TechCrunch notes that Dartmouth's James Moor "stipulates that as the impact of technology grows, the volume and complexity of ethical issues surrounding it increases."
"Every school is trying to figure out a way to have students come back and do whatever we can while also protecting public health," says Dartmouth's Joshua Kim in a story about what this fall might look like for both colleges and students.
"An advance market commitment to support vaccine development is a critical component … to defeat the virus, reopen the economy and return to normal life stronger and more resilient," write Dartmouth's Christopher Snyder and his co-authors.
Writing about Olympians helping during the pandemic, TEAM USA features Dartmouth's Abbey (D'Agostino) Cooper '14, who became known for sportsmanship at the 2016 Olympics. She is giving inspirational talks and encouraging people to exercise.
"Living in isolation and confinement with a small number of people for a long time is a psychological challenge," says Dartmouth's Jay Buckey, a former NASA astronaut, in a story about the stress of dealing with social-distancing practices.
"I think the issue is, are there ways where hospitals can effectively use these older clinicians but keep them at lower risk," says Dartmouth's Douglas Staiger in a story about experienced staffers being both in demand and at higher risk.
"It ended up being very cathartic, actually," Mindy Kaling '01 tells NPR's Terry Gross about her new Netflix series "Never Have I Ever." At first, the alumna says, she was reluctant to revisit her teen years for the show.
"Ideally, we would not leave the ice—but given all the circumstances, I think it's amazing we were able to come up with a solution to continue the experiment," says Dartmouth's Donald Perovich, a member of the MOSAiC expedition project board.