“The order remains a Muslim ban with no national security value. And just like its predecessor, it will not improve our counterterrorism efforts; it will only weaken them,” writes Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin in an opinion piece.
The director of technology transfer in the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer discusses ideas coming out of Dartmouth, such as the MVP tackling dummy (Mobile Virtual Player) and new methods for screening breast cancer.
In honor of the birthday of Theodor Geisel, Class of 1925, the newspaper offers 10 quotes from the famous alumnus, aka Dr. Seuss. Among them: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So … get on your way!”
In a story about the history and benefits of yoga as a practice, WCSH 6 notes that a Dartmouth study undertaken by Kyla Donnelly Pearce, Geisel ’17, indicated that practicing gentle yoga regularly could help brain-injury patients.
Michael Brown, a PhD student in ecology, evolution, ecosystems, and society, traveled to Uganda to bring rangers equipment to monitor giraffes. He used Wild-ID, a software program developed at Dartmouth that helps identify individual animals.
In a story about changes in blooming time in the Arctic, the newspaper turns to Dartmouth’s Jeffrey Kerby, who notes that such changes have been associated with diminishing sea ice cover, which may “have widespread effects on life on land.”
Kaya Thomas ’17, one of six African American women noted for making a difference in the tech world, was chosen in part for developing the app We Read Too, “which lists children’s and young adult titles by writers of color,” notes New Relic.
In a story about animals ingesting fermented foods, the BBC turns for comment to Samuel Gochman ’18, whose team experimented by offering a choice of alcoholic liquids to aye-ayes, which seemed happier with the higher alcohol concentrations.
Professors Brendan Nyhan, John Carey, and colleagues in the group Bright Line Watch surveyed 1,571 political scientists and concluded that the health of democracy in the U.S. is “strong, but showing some cracks,” writes the Times.
A study by Associate Professor of Economics Ethan Lewis and colleagues looked into whether the 1960s expulsion of Mexican braceros temporarily in the U.S. was successful in raising American wages. It was not successful, the study found.
Susan Dunklee ’08 became the first American woman to capture an individual medal at an Olympics or world's event when she took silver in the women’s 12.5-kilometer race in Hochfilzen, Austria, on Sunday. Dunklee missed gold by 4.6 seconds.
A Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice program is helping health care professionals learn to spot those patients who are at risk of abusing drugs, as well as those who may already be doing so.
Geisel’s Margaret Karagas says soaking rice and cooking it with extra water is a smart arsenic-reducing strategy for consumers, but finding ways to keep arsenic out of rice and other food products in the first place is also important.
Daniel Benjamin, director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, has called for a 911 Commission-style investigation into what links President Trump “may or may not have to Russia,” reports The Independent.
“Just as Chinese revisionism alarms Washington, the United States’ posture stokes fear in Beijing and beyond. As Trump begins his presidency, he would do well to understand this fear,” writes Associate Professor Jennifer Lind.
Dartmouth joined Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and 13 other colleges and universities in filing a legal brief in a New York federal court Monday in opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration order, reports NHPR.
“Sometime soon jihadists will likely carry out a terrorist attack against the U.S.,” writes Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin. How the administration reacts “will have a profound effect not just on national security but on the national psyche.”
The exclusion of farm workers from Mexico “failed to raise wages or substantially raise employment for domestic workers in the sector,” write Dartmouth’s Ethan Lewis and co-authors of a study that looked at the so-called “bracero program.”
A popular course at the Geisel School of Medicine mixes students from the medical school and the business school in “an environment where they work together and learn from each other,” Dartmouth’s Michael Zubkoff tells AAMCNews.
Dartmouth is among the top 10 U.S. colleges “for both educational value and access to a variety of outdoor excursions,” writes the magazine, noting that the Dartmouth Outing Club is the “oldest and largest such club in the country.”