"Outer space and your own living room might be drastically different physically, but emotionally the stressors can be the same," says Dartmouth's Jay Buckey, a former astronaut who developed a free online toolkit to battle confinement stress.
In a webinar sponsored by Geisel, Daniel Lucey '77, MED '81, an expert in epidemics, says the "nation's success in following health recommendations … will help to determine what is in store for the world during the coronavirus pandemic."
"The problem for Bolsonaro is clear," says Dartmouth's Andre Pagliarini: "Covid-19 is not an abstract threat that can be invoked with little consequence and manipulated to fit immediate political needs. It is real … and it is killing people."
"There is no doubt about it: The U.K. and many other European countries are already in a depression," say Dartmouth's David Blanchflower and a colleague in a column about the pandemic and unemployment in the U.S., the U.K, and other countries.
New scans of the inside of Australopithecus skulls show that humans "evolved in more of a mosaic, modular kind of fashion, where aspects of our anatomy evolved at different rates," Dartmouth's DeSilva tells the online news site.
Athletes must improvise before this year's NFL draft, the paper says. Dartmouth's Jared Gerbino '20 notes that "if you are talented, it's gonna get out there and people will see it even if scouts can't physically come and watch you do it."
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Vijay Govindarajan and a co-author write that there are "many indicators that this crisis is going to transform many aspects of life. Education could be one of them if remote teaching proves to be a success."
"The experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack is secretly one of the best directors of musicals working today," says the paper, which features the associate professor's short animated film Curses as one of its "short film of the day" picks.
In a column, Amal Cheema, Geisel '23, appeals to her generation: "If there has ever been a time for altruism, for self-sacrifice, this is it. Our communities and countries need us in overcoming one of the biggest crises of our lives."
"The year 2020 will be remembered as a turnaround point in human history. Not just because many will die, but because the Covid-19 pandemic is offering us a chance to reinvent ourselves," says Dartmouth's Marcelo Gleiser in an opinion piece.
In a story about information—and misinformation—being communicated about COVID-19, the website turns to a study by Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan. In early stages, when a disease is not well known, information can quickly become outdated, he says.
Gunnar Esiason, Tuck '21, who has lived with CF since age 2, talks about being on high alert during the pandemic. He takes every precaution, but says that "what we know from some of the early data is that COVID-19 doesn't really spare anyone."
In a story about how people are coping with self-isolation, Katherine Goyette '22 says her "most recent dictum is to quarantine nonperishable groceries for one to three days (depending on packaging) before letting them enter the house."
In a story about the economy, Vox turns to Dartmouth's Bruce Sacerdote '90, who says a new recession will, as in 2008, hit hardest those with the least education and resources. "The gap by education will be strong again, if not stronger."
In a story on COVID-19's impact on research, Dartmouth's Mary Albert says her team halted an April visit to Qaanaaq, Greenland, where they are developing sustainable energy projects, relying on email, phone calls, and teleconferencing instead.
A story about medical students throughout the United States volunteering to help physicians on the frontlines of the pandemic mentions Dartmouth's Stephen Conn, Geisel '22, who last week started the COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Childcare Co-op.
In a story about the impact of high-resolution satellites, AI, and other tools, Dartmouth's Jonathan Chipman says a lot depends on how "the data are being distributed, how widely available are they, and how easy are they to use."
Tuck's Paul Argenti, who studies crisis communication, says he tells students and clients that it's vital "to communicate early and often with your key constituencies throughout a crisis. … it is still better to be as transparent as you can."
Renowned anthropologist and filmmaker David Feingold '62 first visited Cambodia as an undergraduate at Dartmouth, he tells the paper during an interview about his upcoming photo exhibition and film screening in Cambodia's Meta House.
In the newspaper's report on college rankings, Dartmouth is on its list of the top 10 midsize institutions of higher learning in the nation. The schools considered midsize are those with 3,000 to 10,000 undergraduates, reports the newspaper.