“Dartmouth has become the first college to partner with a program that connects volunteer travelers with a nationwide network of K-12 schools,” reports the magazine. The program, Reach the World, was created by Heather Halstead ’97.
Dartmouth’s Ruth Craig writes about uncovering the story of a young soldier lost to the flu pandemic during World War I, leading her to speculate about why the immune systems of young adults in 1918 did not protect them from the virus.
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth’s H. Gilbert Welch writes that applying the new guidelines on blood pressure would mean that “nearly half of all adults in the United States are now considered to have high blood pressure.”
At the UN Climate Change Conference this week in Bonn, Germany, world leaders should “embrace the tenacity, spirit, and energy of women to promote more effective climate actions across the globe,” writes actress Connie Britton ’89.
Accountable care efforts are beginning to pay off, but there are several reasons why these models may initially generate sluggish savings, according to a study by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Dartmouth beat Brown 33-10 on Friday night at Fenway Park. “The Big Green rode the passing of Jack Heneghan to a 23-3 halftime lead, then coasted to the finish before a crowd of 12,297,” writes the newspaper.
The Academy of United State Veterans and Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes have announced that CNN anchor Jake Tapper ’91 will be the host for the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards, known as the “Vettys,” on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.
“Like so many before me, I found in Muhal Richard Abrams a gateway into a realm of fresh possibility and discovery—a creative world I have happily spent my life exploring,” writes Dartmouth’s Taylor Ho Bynum about the late pianist and composer.
With the Olympic Winter Games not far off, dual-sport collegiate athlete Susan Dunklee ’08 is an athlete to watch, writes the website. At Dartmouth, says the alumna, there was “a very professional approach to sport and it taught me a lot.”
“While I know it is a large time commitment, I am firmly involved in biomedical optics in everything that I do professionally,” says Brian Pogue, professor of engineering, of medicine, and of physics and astronomy, about his new role.
John Damianos ’16, Geisel ’20, writes about perinatal addiction in New Hampshire, which has seen dramatic increases in neonatal abstinence syndrome. He discusses a Dartmouth-Hitchcock program that works with addicted mothers and their babies.
Discussing the recent terrorist attacks, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin tells WBUR, “I’m afraid that terrorism is a fact of modern life because there are so many ways to create destruction, and a small number of people who always want to do it.”
In an all-star benefit concert next month, the theater will honor four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks ’67 for his “indelible contributions to both American Musical Theatre and Jewish life through his work in entertainment.”
Little is known about the colorful coconut crab, writes the magazine, but one who does know is Dartmouth’s Mark Laidre, who spent two months in the remote Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean and observed the crabs hunting birds.
Dia Draper, director of strategic initiatives for the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business, is a businesswoman, coach, traveler, and survivor, writes the newspaper, which says, “Draper is a force for good in the business world.”
With the choice of the next Fed chair imminent, Dartmouth’s Andrew Levin weighs in on one of the proposed picks, economist John Taylor. “He would make monetary policy more clear, more transparent, and more accountable to Congress,” he says.
Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, talks with NHPR about the institute’s new contest, the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards, a global award program to honor creative works of speculative fiction.
“The staggering originality of Fure’s latest work ... makes one think that mostly female seasons might have to become the norm,” writes the magazine about Assistant Professor of Music Ashley Fure’s new experimental music-theater piece.
In a study, Dartmouth’s Benjamin Valentino and a Stanford colleague found that a majority of the 780 Americans surveyed would favor using a bomb over a conventional ground war. Of those surveyed, 59.3 percent favored using a nuclear bomb.
Overzealous screening for a variety of cancers, including breast cancer, leads people to undergo treatments that are unlikely to extend their lives, but will cause them needless pain and suffering, Dartmouth’s Lisa Schwartz tells the station.