Google has pitched a new app it says will foster “digital well-being.” But remember, writes Dartmouth’s Luke Stark, “why Silicon Valley seeks to compel our attention in the first place: to accumulate as much data about our lives as possible.”
In a new study, Dartmouth’s Nathaniel Dominy and Donald Pease suggest that the Dr. Seuss character the Lorax was based on the patas monkey, which is native to Kenya, where Seuss, the pen name of Theodor Geisel ’25, vacationed in 1970.
The alumnus, an award-winning writer whose books include The Clothes of Nakedness, The Sun by Night, Legacy of the Phantoms, and poetry collections, will read from his work July 25 at the Goethe-Institut in Accra, Ghana.
“This is the first one I know of where a long-distance migrant is increasing its travel speed,” says Dartmouth’s Matthew Ayres in a story about the effect of climate change on geese’s migration habits and resulting challenges for the birds.
Associate Professor Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, discusses Russia’s ties to the National Prayer Breakfast and what an accused Russian spy might hope to gain at the event.
With a worldwide shortage of effective leadership, writes SI News, it’s a good time to develop leadership skills. One of the schools recommended is the Tuck School of Business, whose graduates are “more than equipped” to take on the issues.
“Phil is a young, dynamic and accomplished writer,” says Matthew Malone, president and editor-in-chief of America Media, of the awarding of the Hunt Prize to Phil Klay ’05. Klay will receive the $25,000 prize at a Sept. 20 ceremony at Yale.
“If you look at the question from a sociolinguistic point of view, having no accent is plainly impossible,” says Dartmouth’s Roberto Rey Agudo in an essay about discrimination based on accent. It “is not merely an academic idea,” he says.
More than a dozen scholars, artists, and activists will gather on campus this weekend for a conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cornel West’s Race Matters West, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, will attend the conference.
Rhimes has had a headline-making career and is the country’s wealthiest female showrunner and a bright entrepreneur, writes Forbes. The first African American woman to run a primetime broadcast network drama, her next project is with Netflix.
“This is a significant trade dispute,” says Professor Douglas Irwin, “but there's a big difference between large tariffs on one country versus tariffs on all countries.” The largest trade war was the one the U.S. began in the 1930s, he says.
“These are our ancestors. These bones are telling the human story, which is my story and your story,” says Dartmouth’s Jeremy DeSilva about a 3.3-million-year-old fossilized foot of a child, discovered in Ethiopia.
“After all these years, we’re still side by side. And it’s going to stay that way forever, just like our initials on that tree at Dartmouth,” says Olympic runner Alexi Pappas ’12 in a story about her marriage to filmmaker Jeremy Teicher ’10.
The U.S. and China have imposed levies on $34 billion of each other’s exports, reports the newspaper. “It’s the biggest application of tariffs by the U.S. and affecting U.S. trade since Smoot-Hawley,” says Professor Douglas Irwin.
“Selam,” a rare, 3.3-million-year-old fossil, is a “magnificent find,” says Dartmouth’s Jeremy DeSilva, lead author of a new study on the discovery. From it, scientists can learn “what the life of a kid was like 3 million years ago,” he says.
Dartmouth’s Alexander Chee has written “a moving and personal tribute to impermanence, a wise and transgressive meditation on a life lived both because of and in spite of America,” says a reviewer about the associate professor’s new book.
Author Tyler Malone writes about the poet’s life, and about stopping by Dartmouth to read through the Frost archives at Dartmouth Library and visit the “bronze Frost seated on a rock eternally writing those first words of ‘Mending Wall.’”
Dartmouth’s Charles Wheelan ’88 says the Supreme Court ruling on labor unions came at a bad time for unions. “The unions are kind of on life support, and the plug is just barely in the socket, and someone just knocked it out of the wall.”
Students are leading the way at the Hood as learners and curators, writes the paper in a story about the renovated and expanded museum, reopening in January. One of the first shows, of art chosen by students, is also organized by students.
A study shows a correlation between areas of high opioid use and support for Donald Trump in 2016, and Dartmouth’s Nancy Morden says opioid users may be seeking relief. “I think that Donald Trump’s campaign was a promise for near-term relief.”