The website Active Times notes that among factors that inspire students to apply to particular colleges is the beauty of a school’s campus, and it includes Dartmouth on its list of American colleges with the most beautiful campuses.
“Professor Blanchflower points out that … many workers are in fact under-employed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job,” says Centre for Cities about the latest book by Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower.
While the persistent gap in U.S. life expectancy between white men and black men has narrowed, Dartmouth health economist Ellen Meara tells the magazine, “We also know that there’s a lot of racial discrimination in our health care system.”
The magazine cites research co-authored by Tuck’s Davin Chor as “significant for not only helping understand how Beijing will respond domestically to a decline in exports, but also for its implications for other countries.”
The Neukom Institute for Computational Science named Francisco Mendoza winner of the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting. Mendoza’s play, Machine Learning, will be developed at Dartmouth’s VoxFest in July.
ESPN says pitcher Kyle Hendricks ’12 has “perfected the art of going high, for a swing-and-miss, then going down near the ankles for potentially another one.” Says one player, “Your eyes get big and the next minute you realize it’s by you.”
“You will always have more power than you know. Never abuse this power; it is a gift. Use it with great care and intention,” renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the commencement speaker, told the graduating seniors at the commencement ceremony June 9.
“The Fed and other central banks need to make sure they can foster the recovery from a severe adverse shock,’’ says Dartmouth’s Andrew Levin in a story about options for handling inflation. “But the answer is not to push inflation higher.’’
Winners of the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Speculative Fiction are Peng Shepherd, The Book of M, and Audrey Schulman, Theory of Bastards; Francisco Mendoza’s Machine Learning won for playwriting.
Dartmouth’s Roberto Rey Agudo writes about the importance of pronouncing names correctly, the negative impact of mispronouncing them, and “the one domain where it is critical that we make an effort to get people’s names right—education.”
Early on, Alex Bernadotte ’92 faced difficulties adjusting to college life. Now she supports others who are facing their own difficulties. Her tech nonprofit Beyond 12 offers coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students.
“Those numbers are important,” says Dartmouth’s Steven Woloshin in an article about reports of some 34,000 deaths being linked to medications for arthritis, psoriasis, and other disorders. “It certainly is a signal that can’t be ignored.”
Professor Matthew Garcia wants Dartmouth to “become a leader in sustainable and environmentally responsible farming,” the newspaper notes. “It’s part of the historical relationship of Dartmouth to farming in the Upper Valley,” he says.
“We like to think of the Hood as a responsive museum, responsive to the world,” Dartmouth’s John Stomberg tells PBS in a story about the renovated Hood Museum of Art. He adds, “Our overall goal was to change the way the story of art is told.”
In addition to a new documentary about Aretha Franklin, the White River Indie Festival will screen a number of other movies, including an “experimental travelogue examining global culture” by Dartmouth’s Jodie Mack, writes the newspaper.
A yoga program called LoveYourBrain Yoga, inspired by the results of a Dartmouth study, is now in dozens of states and has helped many practitioners cope with the effects of traumatic brain injuries, reports the TV station.
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.”