As a guest on The Sydcast, President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 talks about his work as president and his days as an undergraduate—from the class that changed his view of math to one of his most memorable professors—and what he loves about teaching.
Dartmouth’s Ella L. J. Bell Smith, a professor of business at the Tuck School of Business, is a leading expert on organizational change and one of the top 35 women in higher education, the website reports.
Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser, winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize, talks about the limits of science, humility, and why atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method. He also explains why he’s a “guardian for the integrity of science.”
“For (me), this immigrant from Brazil, to get a prize like that. … No Latin American has ever gotten it. It’s like ‘Wow!’ It’s a dream,” Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser tells the paper in an interview about his winning the 2019 Templeton Prize.
In an opinion piece, Daniel Bring ’21 discusses groups pretending to be student-led movements. “Their interest is in inculcating political ideologies, and they are funded and organized by moneyed interests far removed from college students.”
Autocrats’ use of technology to manipulate people will be difficult to defeat, Dartmouth’s Hany Farid tells the newspaper. “Suddenly there’ll be the ability to claim that anything is fake,” he says. “And how are we going to believe anything?”
Hannah Thompson Croasdale, the first woman to get tenure at Dartmouth, was an internationally known phycologist as well as a trailblazer. “But she really wanted to be remembered as a passionate educator above all else,” says Caroline Cook ’21.
“The power of these works is their ability to engage these stories and do with them what only painting can,” says a reviewer about Professor Enrico Riley’s show “New World,” at Brooklyn’s Jenkins Johnson Projects through April 6.
In a column, Professor Vijay Govindarajan and Jeffrey Immelt ’78, former Dartmouth trustee and former General Electric CEO, discuss using GE as a case study to show that digital transformation is no longer optional for industrial companies.
The Hood Museum of Art and other college and university museums share a goal: raising the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs, says the paper, noting nearly 7,000 objects in the Hood’s Native American holdings.
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Jedidah Isler is highlighted—with Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and 11 others—among “15 Black women who make it a point to enlist, work with, and advocate for other Black women.”
After two days of NCAA Skiing Championships in Stowe, Vt., Dartmouth has taken the lead, reports WCAX. “It was a huge day for Dartmouth, which catapulted from sixth to first in the team standings with 259 points,” it reports.
“YouTube has, yet again, failed to protect children online,” writes Dartmouth’s Hany Farid in a column. More must be done, he says, “to protect children online, and this action has to go beyond tweaks to algorithms or turning off comments.”
Through a College program, 1,200 middle-schoolers received STEM kits to interest them in STEM fields. “The idea is if they can’t have out-of-school science in their community, we will bring the science to them,” says Dartmouth’s Michele Tine.
In a story about the re-argument of the the case, Professor Donald Pease says, “Dartmouth can arrive at its own decisions through its trustees, its president, its faculty, its students and its alumni. It is a private college and proud of it.”
Organic farmers, activists, and others will gather March 2 at a symposium on campus, sponsored by the Real Organic Project, to discuss, among other things, recent USDA decisions to widen the definition of the “Certified Organic” label.
The website talks to A. George “Skip” Battle ’66, whose $10 million commitment will help fund initiatives to help first-generation and low-income Dartmouth students make the transition to college life. Battle himself was a “first-gen” student.
Jeff Allen, CEO and founder of the startup company EchoRidge, credits the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, now the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, for supporting the startup’s early efforts, reports the AP.
Are you a self-confident or overconfident boss? “Too much self-confidence leads to arrogance, which can alienate employees, customers and other stakeholders,” writes Dartmouth’s Sydney Finkelstein, who offers four questions to help you decide.