"To enact this bold new vision, we need our building to have more flexible and versatile spaces that support interdisciplinary forms of expression," says Dartmouth's Mary Lou Aleskie about the plans for the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
"For Black Quotidian (an open source, multimedia project), I chose to focus on African-American newspapers because I wanted to focus on the lives, and not only the deaths, of Black people," says Dartmouth's Matthew Delmont.
Research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire was interrupted by the pandemic, reports NHPR, but Dartmouth's Matthew Ayres and fellow researchers are adapting by using new technology to record the sounds of the forest.
In delivering the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture via Zoom, CNN anchor Jake Tapper '91 said, "The journalist must not be valueless. He must stand up for honesty. That's what Danny Pearl stood for," reports Jewish Journal.
In a column, Dartmouth's Xingru Chen, Guarini '17, '21, and Feng Fu write, "We have found that changing people's beliefs about vaccines is going to take time, the way a deflated rubber duck springs back slowly after being squeezed."
A story celebrating recent achievements of Black Americans highlights Dartmouth's Bianca Smith '12, who joined the Boston Red Sox organization in December. Smith is the first Black woman to serve as a professional baseball coach.
Dartmouth's Alexander Chee is among the recipients of a $50,000 fellowship from United States Artists, reports the newspaper. Chee writes "stories and essays in which the personal and political are inextricable," the newspaper says.
Ten years after the protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Dartmouth's Ezzedine Fishere writes that the failure "of the three Arab political forces to coexist ... hollowed the promise of the Arab Spring," but he says there could be a path forward.
In a story about the changing world of philanthropy, The New York Times notes that a group of women graduates (they are known as the Centennial Circle of Dartmouth Alumnae) has collectively donated millions to Dartmouth's College Fund.
In a story about the legacy of N.H. school teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 35 years ago, NHPR turns to Dartmouth's Kristina Lynch, who talks about her work as a physicist and the joy of teaching.
Krishna was listed in the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the food and drink category, notes India West, adding that the best-selling author is at work on a new cookbook with Momofuku founder David Chang.
"Firms that dream of being the next Tesla should carefully examine why they are so far behind," write Dartmouth's Geoffrey Parker and his co-authors in a column about why Tesla is the market leader among electric vehicle makers.
Dartmouth's Jacqueline Wernimont discusses the shortcomings of COVID-19 dashboards, saying such dashboards are "unusual in the history of dashboards in that they share information but not in a way that allows ordinary people to take action."
Amanda Gorman's inaugural reading was, says Dartmouth's Joshua Bennett, "a powerful example of what can emerge at the intersection of a robust commitment to the dance of language on paper, and the singular power of poems given to the air."
In a story about scientific discoveries and publicity, Dartmouth's Marcelo Gleiser says scientists who share news of their findings with the press before sharing it with their peers make a mistake. "And that, to me, is a capital sin," he says.
In a review of a new travel book by Dartmouth's Charles Wheelan '88, the reviewer says the Wheelan family "make wonderful partners and guides for a meandering stroll around the world." They also "reveal a lot about what truly matters in life."
In an opinion piece about the "1776 Report," Dartmouth's Jeff Sharlet says the report does, for instance, "acknowledge slavery as one of the 'challenges' of American history, but warns against pressing that critique 'too hard or too far.' "
"She will be maybe the most qualified treasury secretary we've ever had in the history of the United States," says Dartmouth's Andrew Levin about the upcoming confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Treasury nominee Janet Yellen.
Dartmouth's Kendall Hoyt says there's a "trade-off between speed and efficacy" in distributing the vaccine. "If we're going for the perfect solution to such a degree that we have to throw out doses at the end of the day, then we're failing."
Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers '50, aka Mr. Rogers, has died at age 92. Happily known as "Mrs. Rogers," she was "his loyal partner for 50 years and later a memory-keeper for his message of kindness," the Post writes.