Savannah Miller '21 was chosen to participate in the Young Playwrights' Theater's 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress new-play development program, reports American Theatre magazine, and will receive script advising and other support.
Kaya Thomas '17 talks about her love of books and how she created the app We Read Too, which focuses on literature by authors of color. She also talks about how staying happy and successful in her field, coding, begins with a love of learning.
Should the U.S. formally apologize to Japan for the bombing? In a story about this question, Dartmouth's Jennifer Lind says that "acknowledgement is vital, apologies are not," and adds that apologies can sometimes do more harm than good.
In a story about the standoff between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Dartmouth's Linda Fowler says, "It's unique in the sense that it has not been customary for secretaries of state to ignore subpoenas."
In a conversation between Dartmouth's Alexander Chee and the writer Makenna Goodman about her debut novel, Chee says, "The structure feels both assured and free—free of so many of the anxieties I've seen in so many debuts over the years."
At the top of corporate America, there's still a glaring lack of diversity, notes the newspaper, which turns for comment to Dartmouth's Ella Bell Smith. "The reality is that we have to get past the talking" and take action, she says.
Starting medical school during a pandemic is daunting, says the magazine, noting that the Geisel School of Medicine plans to use a hybrid model for first-year students: Large-group learning will be remote, and small groups can meet in person.
In a story about a new book by Dartmouth's Joshua Kim and a co-author, he says the two have been "talking with our colleagues … about what the long-term impact of the pandemic will be for how colleges and universities are organized and run."
Dartmouth's Bernard Avishai writes that financial constraints "are hampering vaccine development, which health officials are counting on to release us from the scourge of COVID-19," and mentions colleague Kendall Hoyt's book, "Long Shot."
A story about a partnership between the dance company and the Hop notes that Dartmouth's Monica White Ndounou and John Heginbotham co-taught a course this summer challenging students to create dance as a means for effecting social change.
In a story about language barriers and health, Dartmouth's Roberto Rey Agudo says better language services and new language policies alone won't be enough, but that "there is no doubt that languages matter when it comes to public health."
In a story about the spread of COVID-19 from indoor public dining compared to outdoor public dining, Dartmouth's Lindsey Leininger says, "As of recently, we still hadn't traced a major U.S. outbreak of any sort to an outdoor exposure."
In a story about Dartmouth's Abbey (D'Agostino) Cooper '14, fellow runner Nikki Hamblin, and a life-changing moment during their '16 Olympic debut, Cooper says, "We haven't had a ton of time together, but we're connected by a powerful moment."
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed '81 has been named Harvard's Charles M. Loeb University Professor, which, notes the journal, is Harvard's highest faculty honor. The alumna is a former member of Dartmouth's board of trustees.
In a story about job interviews after gaps in employment—common during the pandemic—Dartmouth's Matthew Slaughter says, "What becomes more important is, what's the story that you can tell when—fingers crossed—you do have those interviews?"
Dartmouth's Charles Crabtree and a co-author discuss why, despite the U.S. dropping an atom bomb on two Japanese cities in 1945, the two nations developed a warm relationship that continues today—and why the relationship could now be at risk.
Coach Buddy Teevens '79's "radical plan to turn around an Ivy League football program a decade ago is now the unlikely blueprint for every team in the NFL," writes the paper, referring to Teevens' use of the innovative Mobile Virtual Player.
Kaya Thomas '17 talks about how she came to create We Read Too for readers of color. "During college, I decided to create an iPhone app that would showcase all the great books I found written by authors of color featuring characters of color."
In a story about rethinking this year's "election night," Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan says, "There's a lot of planning for the whiz-bang graphics, and not enough planning for avoiding undermining trust in the American electoral system."
The historian, legal scholar, and former trustee has earned Harvard's highest faculty honor for scholarship that "has reframed the historical dialogue about slavery and enslaved peoples in the United States," the "Gazette" says.