The astronomy and physics professor tries to teach in “the true spirit of the liberal arts education, mixing the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences as different and complementary ways of knowing the world and why we matter.”
A new documentary chronicles the life and legacy of the late children’s television icon, reports Inside Edition. Rogers, whose PBS program won many awards, attended Dartmouth for two years before transferring to Rollins College.
“This might compromise the company’s business model,” computer science professor V.S. Subrahmanian tells the Financial Herald about probes into Facebook’s handling of user privacy. “They should have resolved this issue a long time ago.”
“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.”