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.”
The magazine asked James Nachtwey ’70 and its deputy photo director to find images that told the story of America’s opioid crisis. The result, the magazine says, is “a visual record of a national emergency—and it demands our urgent attention.”
Dartmouth is among some 40 colleges and universities announcing that their application processes won’t take into account disciplinary action against high school students who take part in gun control walkouts and other peaceful demonstrations.
Some doctors are wary about midwives attending births, says Geisel’s Timothy Fisher, because of the “lack of exposure to midwife care during our training as OBs. Things that are foreign are scary, and we view them with skepticism.”
Thayer’s Eric Fossum and colleagues have developed the Quanta Image Sensor, a new technology that will improve cameras’ ability to capture high-quality images in low-visibility light, even during explorations in outer space, reports Artsy.
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.