"No one is saying they shouldn't play a role, but when misinformation is coming from mainstream sources, from elites in one of the two major parties, that's a very difficult problem," says Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan about the election season.
Having fewer international students in the U.S. is a concern, says Dartmouth's Alexis Abramson. "Engineers and scientists invent things and innovate and start new companies and solve a lot of the most pressing problems facing our world."
"As a society, as a species, it's hard to overstate the enthusiasm within the expert community … . In terms of safety, in terms of efficacy across age populations," says Dartmouth's Elizabeth Talbot about the status of COVID-19 vaccines.
In a story about Native Americans in Washington state dealing with climate change, Swinomish tribe member Todd Mitchell '93 says it's important to take "straight-up science in the academic sense and put it together with traditional knowledge."
President-elect Joe Biden says his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, who taught at Dartmouth last year, is a "once-in-a-generation intellect" who has "the experience and temperament for one of the toughest jobs in the world."
NHPR reports that President-elect Joe Biden has named Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser. Sullivan taught at Dartmouth in 2019 as a Montgomery Fellow. He served in the Obama administration as Biden's national security adviser.
In a story reporting that President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, the paper reports that Biden is expected to name Jake Sullivan—who spent four terms teaching at Dartmouth—as his national security adviser.
With 49% women in its Class of 2022, Tuck School of Business "outpaced all others in the pursuit of gender equity," says the website. "At 7 percentage points up from last year's mark ... it was also the biggest one-year jump for any B-school."
Dartmouth's Prachee Avasthi "perfectly represents the qualities that the ASCB WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research seeks to encourage," says UC San Francisco's Wallace Marshall, who nominated the associate professor for the award.
Dartmouth's Eesha Sharma, an expert on consumer financial well-being, offers suggestions for improving people's relationship with money and saving. Among them: visualizing the future they'd like to have and finding a saving method that works.
In Did You Die at Home?, a short story he wrote for T, the newspaper's magazine, Dartmouth's Alexander Chee writes about the ghost of a mysterious North Korean who makes his way to Germany and to the woman he once loved.
A story about the Biden transition teams reports that on the team for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is Dartmouth's Jedidah Isler, "who in 2014 became the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in astrophysics from Yale."
As second gentleman, Doug Emhoff will offer "a fabulous model," says Dartmouth's Ella Bell Smith. Emhoff "is totally comfortable stepping back so his wife can show her brilliance, grace, grit, and power because he wants her to succeed."
A story about the president's tweets says a study co-authored by Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan found the tweets at times diminished the belief among Trump fans in a peaceful transfer of power but generally didn't increase support for violence.
The AP quotes Dartmouth's Lindsey Leininger and other public health experts about health precautions to take prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, including when to begin a pre-Thanksgiving quarantine, and a time frame for getting a COVID-19 test.
In an op ed, Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan discusses myths, including that the consumption of "fake news" is widespread and that Americans are now living in a "post-truth" era. Most people, he says, "can still distinguish truth from distortion."
An article about how voters in Multnomah County, Ore., passed a ballot measure providing universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds cites research by Dartmouth's Elizabeth Cascio on the benefits of universal preschool programs.
In a story about 12 Native Americans who left a "lasting mark with their leadership, bravery and innovations," Biography features Wilma Mankiller, a former Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth, which awarded her an honorary degree in 1991.
In a story about the current state of the U.S. and scholars who study the dissolution of civilizations, Dartmouth's Deborah Nichols says the appeal of a societal collapse's sudden, violent drama has always been "more of a guy thing."