“That slavery is now seen as a defining thread of American history” is largely thanks to the work of historian David Brion Davis ’50, who died Sunday at 92, reports the newspaper. Davis studied at Dartmouth on the G.I. Bill, the paper notes.
“Game of Thrones” co-creator David Benioff ’92 says his writing career began at Dartmouth with a novel that was never published and a short story that grew into the novel and Spike Lee movie “The 25th Hour,” the newspaper reports.
The website International Menstrual Health Entrepreneurship Roundup (IMHER), developed by Dartmouth’s Deborah Jordan Brooks and a team of students, provides information about global menstrual health and products for low-income girls and women.
Discussing the process that determines what screens at area movie theaters, the paper turns to Dartmouth’s Sydney Stowe, who says, “Each of the films we play (at Dartmouth) comes with five or 10 different reasons why we’re showing this film.”
“Imagine turning the whole Earth into a giant telescope, capable of visualizing an orange on the surface of the Moon,” says Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser about seeing the first-ever images of black holes, “the weirdest objects in the universe.”
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is Dartmouth’s 2019 commencement speaker, the magazine notes; Ma has “twice been in residence at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow. Last April, he played music and gave a lecture called ‘Culture, Understanding, and Survival.’ ”
In a story about addiction recovery, the newspaper turns to Dartmouth’s Robert Drake, who says it’s “short-sighted” to focus on short-term incidents. To support long-term recovery, he says, involvement in meaningful activities is essential.
Andrew Weibrecht ’09 is among eight skiers, snowboarders, and snow sport officials who were inducted over the weekend into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, notes the paper. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Ski Hall of Fame,” he says.
Dartmouth’s Deborah Jordan Brooks this week advocated before a N.H. House committee for a bill to increase access to menstrual supplies in schools, and launched a website, IMHER, to support menstrual health across the globe, notes the paper.
Writing about a new website to promote global menstrual health, created by Associate Professor Deborah Jordan Brooks and a team of students, the magazine quotes Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin as saying the website aims to promote human dignity.
As the curriculum at top MBA programs changes to reflect modern requirements for professional success, the Tuck School of Business faculty voted for modifications—including new courses—to the first-year core curriculum, notes the website.
The liberal arts’ value to society “extends far beyond the numbers,” says the magazine, citing writer and producer Shonda Rhimes ’91, creator of TV shows and founder of her own production company, as an “advertisement for the humanities.”
In discussing the number of presidential candidates already in the race, the station turns to Dartmouth’s Linda Fowler, who says, “You never see this kind of a big field with an incumbent President seeking re-election. It’s unprecedented.”
In a story about Americans of 200 years ago pirating foreign trade secrets, much like the theft the U.S. accuses China of today, Dartmouth’s Douglas Irwin is cited as calling China’s modern intellectual property theft far more audacious.
The Chicago Cubs signed pitcher Kyle Hendricks ’12 to a four-year, $55.6 million extension through the 2023 season. The alumnus finished the 2018 season with a 14–11 record and a 3.44 ERA with 161 strikeouts, the magazine reports.
Nina O’Brien ’20 won the women’s parallel slalom title at the U.S. championships Saturday in Waterville Valley, N.H., edging Stephanie Currie ’20 into second after a head-to-head final. Alice Merryweather ’21 rounded out the podium with third.
As a guest on The Sydcast, President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 talks about his work as president and his days as an undergraduate—from the class that changed his view of math to one of his most memorable professors—and what he loves about teaching.
Dartmouth’s Ella L. J. Bell Smith, a professor of business at the Tuck School of Business, is a leading expert on organizational change and one of the top 35 women in higher education, the website reports.
Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser, winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize, talks about the limits of science, humility, and why atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method. He also explains why he’s a “guardian for the integrity of science.”
“For (me), this immigrant from Brazil, to get a prize like that. … No Latin American has ever gotten it. It’s like ‘Wow!’ It’s a dream,” Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser tells the paper in an interview about his winning the 2019 Templeton Prize.