"By learning to do something I didn't love, I was doing what I loved," writes Heidi Julavits '90 about avalanche school. Among other things, she learned this: "Nature doesn't kill people with avalanches. People kill people with avalanches."
Coaches loved Dartmouth's Gordon "Honda" Barnes for his "mellow vibe and get-it-done results. At the same time, they and the athletic administration respected his willingness to stick up for himself and his eight-man crew," writes the paper.
Works by artists from Africa, Algeria, Iran, and the U.S. fill the Hood's new marquee galleries, notes the paper. Director John Stomberg says that, "350 years of one half of a continent being dominant doesn't really make much sense."
In a story about Hallmark reinstating an ad that showed a same-sex couple kissing, Dartmouth's Paul Argenti says the backlash "shows you if you know who you are, what you're doing and stand by your beliefs, you'll be better off in the end."
In a column, President Emeritus James Wright draws parallels between Richard Nixon's actions over the My Lai killings during the Vietnam War, and the current administration's pardon of members of the military who committed war zone crimes.
Dartmouth's Benjamin Valentino and a co-author discuss a survey on how Americans view the granting of clemency to officers accused or convicted of war crimes. In part, they say, it depends on how "just" U.S. citizens view the war in question.
The Fed admitted it was wrong in its short- and long-term outlook for 2019, notes the newspaper, turning to Dartmouth's Andrew Levin for comment. "The best thing you can do when you realize you made a mistake is put it behind you," he says.
In a story about the late Johann Baptist Metz, one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century, the paper turns to Dartmouth's Susannah Heschel, who says, "Metz never looked away from the horror, and never allowed us to."
As mountain ice melts, scientists say the water supply for billions of people is threatened. "This is really ringing a bell about the sensitivity of these mountain regions to climate change and other stresses," says Dartmouth's Justin Mankin.
"I returned to my native country determined to warn of what we stand to lose in continuing down the path set by ultranationalist policymakers," says Dartmouth's Brooke Harrington about a harrowing experience she had as an immigrant in Denmark.
Dartmouth's Jedidah Isler interviews astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell—who discovered the space-based phenomena known as pulsars—about "one of the most blatant snubs of women scientists" and Burnell's own story about imposter syndrome.
The Hollywood Times writes that the new film about the TV icon Fred Rogers '50 has received "deservedly positive reviews," but says the real star is Rogers himself. "His unconventional hero tale feels both timeless and very timely," it says.
A story collection by Dartmouth's Peter Orner is among the newspaper's "100 Notable Books of 2019." Maggie Brown & Others probes "the fleeting connections of characters struggling to adjust to the rush of time," the paper notes.
Coach Buddy Teevens '79 is this year's Ivy League coach of the year and "the winningest football coach in Dartmouth history," writes the paper. With a 29-23 win at Brown on Saturday, the Big Green clinched a share of the Ivy League title.
"This is called stakeholder-driven science. It's driven by their values and their needs, and their desires for the future," says Dartmouth's Mary Albert, head of a Dartmouth team working on a sustainability project in Greenland.
"As delegations discuss Minamata this week in Geneva, the decisions they make will be critical to the health of humans and the environment for generations to come," say Dartmouth's Celia Chen and a co-author about the global treaty on mercury.