Professor Mary Lou Guerinot, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is "laying the foundation for environmentally sustainable, nutrient-dense crops, as well as plant-based solutions for removal of toxic metals from soil," writes PNAS.
The alumnus was the "dean of outdoor writers in America," the paper writes. His "often-poetic, first-person accounts took readers to many places. … His insights appealed to many readers who had never set foot in woods or a stream."
Erica McAuliffe Esrick '98, an honors student as an undergraduate, is a principal investigator on a gene therapy trial to cure sickle cell disease. She is a physician at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
In an article on JetBlue's decision to purchase carbon offsets, Dartmouth's Maron Greenleaf warns that companies should be aware of unintended consequences such as local residents "losing land rights in the name of forest protection."
The alumnus, an Academy-Award-nominated screenwriter famous forThe Graduate, Get Smart, and other productions, was described by the late director Mike Nichols as "the funniest and most serious guy I'd ever met," the paper writes.
If the U.S. offered free community college, it would "increase the number of people graduating with associate degrees, but it would also likely decrease the number of people completing bachelor's degrees," says Dartmouth's Bruce Sacerdote.
"As we explore the ways in which new high-tech tools seem familiar or jarring, we continue to discover aspects of what it means to be human, as writers and readers, creators and consumers," writes Dartmouth's Dan Rockmore.
"There can be no doubt that the Jewish contribution to the civilizations of the West and the world is immense," says Dartmouth's Darrin McMahon in a story about the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's new course "Judaism's Gifts to the World."
"By learning to do something I didn't love, I was doing what I loved," writes Heidi Julavits '90 about avalanche school. Among other things, she learned this: "Nature doesn't kill people with avalanches. People kill people with avalanches."
Coaches loved Dartmouth's Gordon "Honda" Barnes for his "mellow vibe and get-it-done results. At the same time, they and the athletic administration respected his willingness to stick up for himself and his eight-man crew," writes the paper.
Works by artists from Africa, Algeria, Iran, and the U.S. fill the Hood's new marquee galleries, notes the paper. Director John Stomberg says that, "350 years of one half of a continent being dominant doesn't really make much sense."
In a story about Hallmark reinstating an ad that showed a same-sex couple kissing, Dartmouth's Paul Argenti says the backlash "shows you if you know who you are, what you're doing and stand by your beliefs, you'll be better off in the end."
In a column, President Emeritus James Wright draws parallels between Richard Nixon's actions over the My Lai killings during the Vietnam War, and the current administration's pardon of members of the military who committed war zone crimes.
Dartmouth's Benjamin Valentino and a co-author discuss a survey on how Americans view the granting of clemency to officers accused or convicted of war crimes. In part, they say, it depends on how "just" U.S. citizens view the war in question.
The Fed admitted it was wrong in its short- and long-term outlook for 2019, notes the newspaper, turning to Dartmouth's Andrew Levin for comment. "The best thing you can do when you realize you made a mistake is put it behind you," he says.
In a story about the late Johann Baptist Metz, one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century, the paper turns to Dartmouth's Susannah Heschel, who says, "Metz never looked away from the horror, and never allowed us to."
As mountain ice melts, scientists say the water supply for billions of people is threatened. "This is really ringing a bell about the sensitivity of these mountain regions to climate change and other stresses," says Dartmouth's Justin Mankin.