The Red Sox hired Bianca Smith '12 as a minor league coach, reports CBS. "I think it's a great opportunity also to just inspire other women who are interested in this game," says Smith, the first Black female coach in pro baseball history.
Writing about creating models for navigating historical accountability, Dartmouth's Charlotte Bacon and Barbara Will cite Dartmouth's "successful program to engage undergraduates in shedding light on complicated corners of the College's past."
Dartmouth's Dan Rockmore writes about three renowned mathematicians whom he knew and admired. "On their journeys, these playful, curious mathematicians discovered Monsters and numbers so large that they can hardly be written down," he says.
"The ebbs and flows of trade mainly reflect changes in economic growth around the world," writes Dartmouth's Douglas Irwin. "Therefore, the trade outlook for next year depends largely on whether the world can put the pandemic behind it."
An ancient baboon skull discovered in the archives of the British Museum by Dartmouth's Nathaniel Dominy and colleagues may be from a fabled land known as Punt. The scientists studied the baboon's tooth enamel for clues to its birthplace.
In a story about countries laying claim to supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Dartmouth's Kendall Hoyt tells the Times, "Just because you've purchased 100 million doses doesn't mean you'll get 100 million doses in December."
Missionaries, by Dartmouth's Phil Klay '05, is a "revelatory, panoramic portrayal of the remote yet interconnected ways that American-sponsored wars are waged across the globe," says the paper, counting it among the year's best books.
A story about Vermont's approach to COVID-19 cites social media comments by Dartmouth's Anne Sosin '02, who notes that the state's messaging approach includes communicating with empathy and not shaming people who disregard state guidelines.
In a story about climate change's impact on the Arctic, Dartmouth's Donald Perovich says, "While there have been these variations since, we've never returned to those levels before 2007. ... It's as though we're in this new state."
In a video co-produced by Alexander Stockton '15, Olympic athlete, writer, actress, and filmmaker Alexi Pappas '12 talks about confronting a challenge that took her by surprise—clinical depression—and how she has dealt with it.
Dartmouth's Eric Fossum, who "invented and commercialized the CMOS active-pixel image sensor with intrapixel charge transfer … the basis of 30 billion cameras so far," is on the list of people transforming media production and distribution.
A story about Wilma Mankiller, who became principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, discusses her work in education, healthcare, and government reform. Mankiller was a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth, which awarded her an honorary degree in 1991.
In a story about the pandemic's effect on the U.S. labor market, Dartmouth's Claudia Olivetti says the risk is that women are disproportionately affected, but companies "do need women. For example, more women than men have college degrees."
"No one is saying they shouldn't play a role, but when misinformation is coming from mainstream sources, from elites in one of the two major parties, that's a very difficult problem," says Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan about the election season.
Having fewer international students in the U.S. is a concern, says Dartmouth's Alexis Abramson. "Engineers and scientists invent things and innovate and start new companies and solve a lot of the most pressing problems facing our world."
"As a society, as a species, it's hard to overstate the enthusiasm within the expert community … . In terms of safety, in terms of efficacy across age populations," says Dartmouth's Elizabeth Talbot about the status of COVID-19 vaccines.
In a story about Native Americans in Washington state dealing with climate change, Swinomish tribe member Todd Mitchell '93 says it's important to take "straight-up science in the academic sense and put it together with traditional knowledge."
President-elect Joe Biden says his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, who taught at Dartmouth last year, is a "once-in-a-generation intellect" who has "the experience and temperament for one of the toughest jobs in the world."
NHPR reports that President-elect Joe Biden has named Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser. Sullivan taught at Dartmouth in 2019 as a Montgomery Fellow. He served in the Obama administration as Biden's national security adviser.
In a story reporting that President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, the paper reports that Biden is expected to name Jake Sullivan—who spent four terms teaching at Dartmouth—as his national security adviser.