Are you a self-confident or overconfident boss? “Too much self-confidence leads to arrogance, which can alienate employees, customers and other stakeholders,” writes Dartmouth’s Sydney Finkelstein, who offers four questions to help you decide.
The late alumnus, who taught at Dartmouth for 30 years, wrote books, and drafted speeches for presidents, was a “defiant defender of the Western literary canon and a profusely credentialed but contrarian conservative,” writes the newspaper.
Dartmouth’s Ezzedine C. Fishere says the “constitutional amendments” that would allow Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to stay in office until 2034 are unconstitutional. “Pushing them through is tantamount to a ‘constitutional coup.’ ”
Keshia Naurana Badalge ’16 says that, for her, the Oscar contender held many familiar scenes. “As someone who was raised by maids and who later worked as one, I found that the most authentic moments in Roma were also the subtlest,” she writes.
A huge cavity discovered under Antarctica indicates that a part of the ice sheet is melting much faster than experts thought. Ice sheets “act like a dam,” says Dartmouth’s Ross Virginia, and prevent continental ice from flowing into the ocean.
Peppa the pig is doing more than amusing her TV viewers—she’s teaching them to speak with a British accent. Dartmouth’s Roberto Rey Agudo says her young fans are likely not processing American English and British English as separate languages.
Saeed Hassanpour, assistant professor of biomedical data science, worked with colleagues in his Precision Health Lab, to found a machine learning method to help avoid unnecessary breast surgery, the technology website writes.
The website ranked Tuck 12th for highest MBA salaries in 2019, and noted it has the highest percentage of female students in the U.S. (45 percent), and some of the most generous graduates, with over two-thirds of alumni donating to the school.
A story on research by Andrea Courtney, Guarini ’18, and Kristina Rapuano, Guarini ’18, reports that seeing pictures of food with calorie information makes the products less appetizing and seems to change the way your brain responds to food.
Leah Daughtry ’84, former CEO of the Democratic National Convention, who got her start in politics at Dartmouth with the presidential primary campaign of Jesse Jackson, tells HuffPost the 2020 candidates need to engage on issues of race.
Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 21, Jessica Caron, Guarini ’20, is now a mother and works to dispel misconceptions about IBD, or irritable bowel disease. It’s important, she says, “that women don’t feel they have to go through this alone.”
The 23,641 applications are an increase of 7 percent from last year and top the previous record, set in 2012, notes the AP, adding that admissions officers visited nearly 1,500 U.S. high schools and over 50 countries to encourage applicants.
In what’s known as the Dartmouth College Case, Dartmouth won an important Supreme Court victory in 1819 that preserved it as a private institution. The case also “affirmed the principle that corporations are legal persons,” the paper writes.
The undergraduate, who was named to the 2018 Olympic team, is among 13 athletes named to the U.S. team for the Alpine World Championships, starting Tuesday in Sweden, reports the paper. She will join five other skiers to form the women’s team.
The life story of William Kamkwamba ’14, who as a young boy built a windmill out of scavenged junk to provide his family and his Malawi community wind energy, has been made into a film that will open the famed Sundance Film Festival on Jan.
A new study on climate change and CO₂ absorption is “a wake-up call to climate-change scientists like myself to prioritize responses to moisture in our experiments and observations of terrestrial ecosystems,” says Dartmouth’s Caitlin Hicks Pries.