Dartmouth's Elisabeth Newton talks about finding a new exoplanet about 900 trillion miles from Earth. When she and her team discovered the planet, "I was definitely excited," she says. "It's the first time I've ever found a planet before."
A new study "could help doctors understand that when they have teenagers who are becoming mature adults, they really need to talk to them as much, or maybe more, than they talk to their parents," says The Dartmouth Institute's Glyn Elwyn.
Cassie Kosarek, Geisel '20, offers med school applicants advice on gauging how well a particular medical school will suit them. Among suggestions is asking, "What kinds of students thrive in your curriculum? What sets your curriculum apart?"
Can the United States provide quality health care for less money? "The answer is yes," writes the Tuck School of Business' Vijay Govindarajan, "and that's evident by the health care delivery innovations seen in many developing countries."
Football's future is bright, writes the newspaper, noting that Dartmouth no longer allows tackling during practice and finished last season 9-1. "No tackling at practice has even become a recruiting advantage for the school," the paper writes.
Dartmouth's Petra Bonfert-Taylor, working with a colleague from the Institut Mines-Télécom of France, is one of 10 finalists for the 2019 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning, notes the publication.
Dartmouth's Douglas Irwin, a trade economist, points out that China's program to acquire Western technology is "more far-reaching and government-organized than anything the U.S. did," writes the newspaper.
Callie Brownson, the Buffalo Bills' offensive coaching intern, "made national headlines last year when she became the first female coach in NCAA Division 1 history as an offensive quality control coach for Dartmouth College," writes the paper.
Dartmouth is on the website's list of the 10 best-looking college campuses on the East Coast. "It's safe to say that they had a lot of space to work with here and they did a great job," notes the website.
"Playing in the NHL was a lifelong dream come true. I spent 24 years of my life trying to get to the NHL, then 11 trying to stay. I'm so lucky with how everything turned out," says Ben Lovejoy '06, who announced his retirement from the league.
“The Nile basin is one of several fast-growing, predominately agricultural regions that are really on the brink of severe water scarcity,” says Dartmouth’s Ethan Coffel, lead author of a study focusing on climate, population, and water access.
Many children—and their parents, too—find the shift to middle school challenging. Dartmouth’s Josh Compton says parents can help children deal with situations such as bullying, cheating, and peer pressure by talking with them ahead of time.
Colleges increasingly make roommate assignments, writes the magazine, citing comments from Dartmouth’s Bruce Sacerdote, who’s studied the impact of letting students decide. “Natural instincts do not always benefit us in the long run,” he says.
“It was pretty moving to see that love and dedication,” says Fred Frommer in a story about his parents, the writers and oral historians Myrna and Harvey Frommer, who died this month. They both taught oral history at Dartmouth.
A story about a new animated sitcom notes that Phil Lord ’97 and Chris Miller ’97 helped create it. The two are known for writing and directing successful films, including the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
“The Family is the oldest and arguably most influential, and strangely most secretive, Christian conservative organization in Washington,” Dartmouth’s Jeff Sharlet tells VPR in a story about the new Netflix series based on two of his books.
“Now more than ever we need to contend with what the ecological and evolutionary impacts of these storms will be for nonhuman animals,” says Dartmouth’s Matthew Ayres about the implications of a study on climate change and spider aggression.
Myrna Katz Frommer, who retired from teaching at Dartmouth in 2017, died Aug. 8, one week after her husband, Harvey Frommer, passed away. Both had taught oral history classes and collaborated on many books, a number of them about baseball.
The New England Foundation for the Arts says the work of Geo Neptune ’10 “narrates the journey toward embracing the sacred role of the two-spirit: a keeper of tradition, a teacher, and a role model for Passamaquoddy and other Wabanaki youth.”
Dartmouth ranks No. 1 for alumni who give back to their alma mater, according to a measure that looks at the median size of gifts per full-time students over seven years as well as the average percentage of all alumni who give any amount.