“Commissioner Slive was truly one of the great leaders college athletics has ever seen and an even better person,” said Nick Saban, the University of Alabama’s football coach, in an obituary for Mike Slive ’62, who died May 16.
In an interview about his new book about Ethan Allen, one of Vermont’s founders, Dartmouth’s Christopher Wren says, “I know he can do no wrong in the popular imagination but he was a far more complex person than history gives him credit for.”
“After graduating from Dartmouth, I came to the San Francisco Bay Area to realize my passion for business and technology,” says Henry Stewart ’12, who cofounded the new startup Uniform Teeth, which makes invisible braces that straighten teeth.
“The 2016 election revealed the moral bankruptcy of the white evangelical movement,” says Professor Randall Balmer in a story about Red Letter Christians, whose members are younger and hipper than stereotypical right-wing evangelical groups.
“We show that wellbeing reaches its minimum around the middle of life. The regularity is intriguing,” write Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower and a colleague in a study that is cited in a review of a new book about aging and happiness.
The launch of Dartmouth’s fundraising campaign, aimed at donors who are women, reflects the growing influence of women’s philanthropy, says Inside Higher Ed. “Women now have power and resources,” says Caroline Hribar ’00.
Hood Museum of Art director John Stomberg and museum architect Billie Tsien give the newspaper a sneak peak of the renovated museum. “We’re hoping with this architecture to be quietly amazing,” says Tsien. The Hood reopens in January.
Most top colleges have women as commencement speakers this year, but only a few, including Dartmouth, where actor Mindy Kaling ’01 will deliver the 2018 address, have brought a rough balance of men and women in recent decades, the paper notes.
Matt Moniz ’20 is spending a month on Mount Everest to see the differences between him and his twin sibling, who will stay at sea level, the website notes. It follows a NASA study that sent one twin into orbit while the other stayed home.
Dartmouth raised $20 million in three days toward a goal of $80 million to eliminate all student loans from financial aid packages, the magazine notes. The goal is part of the College’s $3 billion fundraising campaign launched April 27.
As a guest on the show, Reese Kelly, assistant dean and director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, talks about the sexism experienced by trans women in the work place and elsewhere, and the male privilege experienced by trans men.
The incidence of ticks in the Northeast is on rise, and so are tick-borne diseases, reports NHPR. Dartmouth’s Matthew Ayres says more research is needed. “This is definitely a place where some good science would be very practical,” he says.
The business school is recognized for fighting racial bias. “Tuck is a widely recognized, highly ranked institution already, but the work of Dr. Ella LJ Bell Smith may indeed provide additional incentive to investigate Tuck,” says the website.
In a story about John Bolton, the national security adviser, being sympathetic to the Iranian group known as MEK, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin says, “This is a group that has shown itself to be very adept at garnering political support.”
In a new study, Emma Templeton, Guarini ’21, and colleagues found that constantly sharing information about your life might not help you remember it. “We didn't find it surprising that using media impaired memory,” she says.
Dartmouth’s Samir Soneji says using e-cigarettes can set up teens to start smoking. “A cigarette can be a cheap and quick alternative for an adolescent who has recently become addicted to nicotine through the use of e-cigarettes,” he says.
The bone daggers in the Hood Museum of Art’s collection are “formidable, fierce-looking, and beautiful,” says Dartmouth’s Nathaniel Dominy. For nearly a decade, he has been studying bird-bone and human-bone weapons made long ago in New Guinea.
What made these crater-like Arctic holes? asks the magazine. “My guess,” says Dartmouth’s Donald Perovich, “is a seal pushed ice out of the way to make a hole and thus also made the ice around the hole thicker. It is a fascinating picture.”
A photographic mark-recapture program, Wild-ID, developed by Douglas Bolger, a professor of environmental studies, enables researchers to track animals by photographs, meaning the animals do not need to be tagged, reports the newspaper.
The alumnus talks about having the jitters before Tuesday’s publication of his new novel, and the past four years of writing it. “It was a relief from covering nonfiction, being able to control it, being able to make it up,” he says.