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."
During an election in which unprecedented numbers of people have voted by mail, the "I Voted" sticker has become more important than ever, Dartmouth's Mia Costa says. "People want to feel like they're still connected to that day," she says.
In an op-ed on how the election may shape future U.S. foreign policy, President Emeritus James Wright argues that "we lack any detail on the candidates' views on the American role in the world and the use of U.S. military force."
Dartmouth's Tillman Gerngross and Michael Sporn have been awarded Dartmouth's 2020 Entrepreneurs Forum's Technology Innovation and Commercialization awards, reports NH Business Review, adding that this year's forum was held virtually.
A review of a play by Dartmouth's Stephanie Everett '19, at Vermont's Northern Stage through Nov. 29, says the alumna's autobiographical play is a "sad story made engaging—and funny—by the author's keen perspective."
Dartmouth's Sydney Finkelstein and his team researched the ways many smart business leaders fail. Among them: They thought they were the smartest person in the room, relied too much on what worked before, and underestimated their fallibility.
Dartmouth's Jeff Sharlet discusses QAnon's theories and their effect on some people's thinking, including the president's. "Do I need to say none of this is true? I do. But the delusion is every bit as dangerous as if it were," Sharlet writes.
"Quantum time dilation is a consequence of both quantum mechanics and Einstein's relativity, and thus offers a new possibility to test fundamental physics at their intersection," Dartmouth physicist Alexander Smith tells UPI.
Dartmouth's Michael Herron and a co-author write that thousands of mailed ballots face rejection in two battleground states, North Carolina and Florida, and in others. Some states allow "curing" the rejected ballots, but some don't, they say.
"I feel like we're coming up with new and creative ways to say no at this point," says Dartmouth's Elizabeth Talbot in a story about the possibility that getting a professional haircut means much more than style to residents of nursing homes.
Stigmatizing Islam or Muslim communities, as France did, won't bring reformation, says Dartmouth's Ezzedine Fishere. "What is needed is to challenge Muslim institutions to take a clear position on Islamic jurisprudence justifying violence."
In a blog post, Dartmouth's Alexis Abramson writes that engineering needs more diversity and that, "Relative to the overall US workforce, women and people of color ... are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields."
The work of Dartmouth's Mary Flanagan and Brendan Nyhan is featured in a story about the way board-game design might help reshape the way natural disasters such as hurricanes and pandemics are understood by the general public.
A story about Theodor Geisel, Class of 1925, offers little-known facts. For one thing, his first book was rejected over 25 times. Also: Green Eggs and Ham was written on a bet that he couldn't write a book using only 50 words.
Austin Lines, Thayer '21, discusses finding a key part of an engine that fell from a plane over Greenland in 2017. He and fellow researchers found the engine's fan when a robot he designed to map glacial crevasses rolled over the buried part.
"Keep reading, keep solving. See both as opportunities to challenge yourself and the people around you, and to work toward justice and keeping power accountable," says Dartmouth librarian and crossword puzzle creator Laura Braunstein.
In a story on race and busing, Dartmouth's Matthew Delmont says, "The school system is in need of a reckoning around whether we are actually a country that believes in the moral and legal mandate of the Brown v. Board decision or we're not."
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Lindsey Leininger and a co-author write, "Today, many public health experts are trying to develop connection and cultural competence to serve communities that are politically different from most of our own."
"Avoiding this is tough—anyone who actively consumes the news in 2020, and particularly social media, will encounter some misinformation," says Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan in a story about how to avoid falling for false election information.