Thayer School of Engineering's Petra Bonfert-Taylor has been selected as a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics, an honor recognizing "individuals who support and advance women in the mathematical sciences," notes the newspaper.
In reviewing a new album from Dartmouth's Taylor Ho Bynum, a cornetist and director of the Coast Jazz Orchestra, the reviewer writes, "For all its conceptual heft the music unfolds like a brilliant, oddball film full of memorable scenes."
President Philip J. Hanlon '77 says the cluster initiative, part of his vision for strengthening academic excellence at Dartmouth, helps hire and retain leading scholars, noting that "we're organizing the hire around some external challenge."
In a story about Americans doing business with China, the paper turns to Tuck's Paul Argenti, who says the U.S. must understand China. "It has a regime that doesn't look like the United States. We can pretend it is a democracy, but it's not."
"Our model can lead to signiﬁcant overall beneﬁts, fewer ﬂight delays, more importantly fewer worst-case delays, fewer crew infeasibilities, and lower passenger delays and disruptions," says Thayer School of Engineering's Vikrant Vaze.
FreshAir Sensor, which makes a device that detects cigarette and marijuana smoke and was developed by a Dartmouth professor and a Tuck student, is creating a new device that detects when someone has been vaping.
In a story about different reactions to the same evidence, the news site points to a study by Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan that suggests controversies become news faster and the news spreads more widely under certain conditions.
The Emmy-winning Pilobolus, formed at Dartmouth in '71, has created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory in over 65 countries, reports the paper. "Their performances reach 300,000 in audiences around the United States each year," it says.
A massive iceberg split off an Antarctic ice sheet, the paper reports, turning for comment to Dartmouth's Robert Hawley, who discusses the way an ice shelf can act "like a cork to hold in the flow of the ice that's inland of the ice sheet."
Google's doodle today celebrates "the incredible work of pioneering addiction psychologist Dr. Herbert David Kleber." At Dartmouth, the alumnus, who died last year, studied premed and discovered a passion for psychiatry, reports the website.
Zippity co-founder and CEO Edward Warren, Tuck '17, got the idea for the company, which brings the auto mechanic to the customer's car, as a student at the Tuck School of Business. So far, Zippity has 10 repair technicians and two detailers.
In a column, Dartmouth economist David Blanchflower writes that the U.K. appears to be already in a recession. "It seems to me the Bank of England has failed to spot the onset of recession, just as it did in 2008.
Dartmouth's Maron Greenleaf writes about the California Air Resources Board's endorsement of the Tropical Forest Standard, paving the way for electric utilities, oil refineries, and other polluters to "offset" their greenhouse gas emissions.
In a story about e-cigarette use, the paper turns to Dartmouth's James Sargent, who notes that cases of people becoming ill after vaping began showing up at least five years ago. Only recently have enough shown up to reveal a pattern, he says.
"Dartmouth College students confront use of a phrase they think should be a relic," says WBUR, which talks to Melissa Padilla '16 about Change the Subject and students' work to get the Library of Congress to stop using "illegal alien."
"All students should take an accessible course on race and ethnicity if racial equity is to be an achievable goal," says Dartmouth's Emily Walton. To attain racial equality, "We need to actively, purposefully take the blinders off," she says.
"It's really a rare opportunity to have a big interdisciplinary experiment that will be there for the full year," says Dartmouth's Donald Perovich, who will join an Arctic expedition to study climate change at the top of the world.
"The intellectual joy of university leadership results from a variety of positive and distinct aspects of administrative work," write Dartmouth's Carolyn Dever and a colleague. Among them, they say, "You stretch your mind regularly."
Dartmouth's Donald Perovich will join an arctic research expedition that will take scientists into "some of the harshest conditions on Earth: polar night, complete darkness, heavy storms, and temperatures that can reach almost minus 50."