This year, says CNN, “it appears as if elite colleges and universities are eschewing political speakers in favor of representatives from the realms of the arts, activism and business.” Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be Dartmouth’s speaker, CNN notes.
Dartmouth’s Jedidah Isler will appear on a slate of speakers who will address the Women in Leadership 2019 event at UC San Diego on Wednesday. The assistant professor’s TED Talks have logged more than 2.5 million views, the newspaper notes.
On Memorial Day, it’s important to remember a “battle won but not celebrated,” says President Emeritus James Wright. This year “marks the 50th anniversary of the major extended Vietnam battle for the mountain … recalled as Hamburger Hill.”
Dartmouth has “decided to go big: The college is planning to replace … its entire campuswide heating network,” notes the paper. “We see the conversion to hot water as something that serves us for 100 years,” says Dartmouth’s Joshua Keniston.
In a story about Tiger Woods’ spinal-fusion operation and subsequent Masters victory, the newspaper turns to Thayer’s Sohail Mirza, a spinal surgery expert, who says Woods’ outcome from the procedure is so rare it’s “like winning the lottery.”
Writer Michael Epstein says “Maggie Brown & Others,” by Dartmouth’s Peter Orner, is “a superb book.” He loved it “so much that I stopped reading it with only a few pages left and took a three-day rest because I didn’t want the book to end.”
Studying history, Marie-Capucine Pineau-Valencienne ’19 says in an opinion piece, “is a way of studying ourselves. We look to the past to understand our present. … All stories are connected. It’s the historian’s job to show us how.”
The goal of a new cookbook by Priya Krishna ’13 is “to teach American cooks that Indian cuisine shouldn’t just be relegated to the Indian restaurants and takeout spots we love,” notes a writer for the newspaper in a feature about the alumna.
“Our goal is to maximize someone’s quality of life and help them to stay in the community where they want to stay,” says Geisel’s Ellen Flaherty. “But safety is of utmost concern, especially for people with dementia.”
Dartmouth’s Russell Muirhead says a new strain of conspiracism in our culture differs from conspiracy theories that disenfranchised people sometimes use to make sense of power. “This is conspiracy without the theory,” he says.
In the 2019 NASA BIG Idea Challenge, what set Dartmouth’s team’s winning design for a greenhouse on Mars apart from the competition was “the completeness” of their idea, from takeoff to landing, says Professor of Engineering Laura Ray.
The best known figure of the farmworkers’ movement may be Mexican-American activist Cesar Chavez, but Filipino workers “were far more radical,” says Dartmouth’s Matthew Garcia in a story about Filipino influence on the Delano grape strike.
In an opinion piece, Geisel’s Amber Barnato argues that patients and providers need a new term to help clarify end-of-life treatment choices and differentiate CPR from resuscitation techniques used to intervene before cardiac arrest.
Featuring a book by Dartmouth’s Alexander Chee, ABC News says, “He looks at how his many identities … have come together through the formative experiences of his life, while also discussing the craft of writing and the art of being a writer.”
At its recent Women’s Leadership Conference, Bay Path’s 21st Century Women Business Leaders Hall of Fame, which says it “celebrates and shares the courageous spirit of women in business,” inducted three new members, including Mel Robbins ’90.
In a column about politicians’ responses to terrorist attacks, the writer cites research by Dartmouth’s Deborah Jordan Brooks that suggests that crying in public can be a liability for both female and male political leaders.
The alumnus has “developed into a leading winner on the Cubs pitching staff since he made his major league debut on July 10, 2014,” writes the magazine. The thing to remember about the pitcher, it writes, is this: “He has fantastic control.”
Dartmouth’s John Heginbotham, choreographer of the Broadway production, revised the show “for the modern world, making a dance about outsiders that brings to mind issues of race, inequality and the treatment of women,” the newspaper writes.
In a story focusing on why many Americans—not only anti-vaxxers—mistrust the pharmaceutical industry, Dartmouth’s Steven Woloshin talks about medical marketing. “What struck us most is just how much marketing, how much promotion there is.”