Health care, gun control, and immigration are among the issues that inspired Mai Khanh Tran, Geisel ’92, to run for Congress this year. She escaped the fall of Saigon in ’75, and became one of the first DACA recipients, reports Science Alert.
Flipping the blame, Russia accused Britain of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter to discredit Putin’s government before the election. Putin reaped many benefits from the world’s reaction, says Dartmouth’s Lynn Ellen Patyk.
Dartmouth researchers say taking photos isn’t the best way to remember experiences. “These findings suggest that using media may prevent people from remembering the very events they are attempting to preserve,” says Emma Templeton, GRAD ’21.
U.S. publishers must address damage from their biases, says Dartmouth’s Yuliya Komska, and white readers “must give their book-buying habits a cold, hard look. After all, it is this audience’s tastes that the editors struggled to anticipate.”
Taking smartphone photos may prevent people from recalling the events they have tried to preserve and share with their devices, says Emma Templeton, a graduate student in psychology who co-authored a new study about social media and memory.
“Ice cores can take us back centuries,” Erich Osterberg tells the newspaper. The Dartmouth glaciologist led research along with graduate student Karina Graeter showing that Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at an alarming, unprecedented rate.
The astronomy and physics professor tries to teach in “the true spirit of the liberal arts education, mixing the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences as different and complementary ways of knowing the world and why we matter.”
A new documentary chronicles the life and legacy of the late children’s television icon, reports Inside Edition. Rogers, whose PBS program won many awards, attended Dartmouth for two years before transferring to Rollins College.
“This might compromise the company’s business model,” computer science professor V.S. Subrahmanian tells the Financial Herald about probes into Facebook’s handling of user privacy. “They should have resolved this issue a long time ago.”
“The big question now is whether Congress will try to take back the reins of trade policy that it handed over to the president in 1934,” says Dartmouth’s Douglas Irwin in a Washington Post op-ed about President Trump’s new tariff plan.
Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that vaping leads more often to a tobacco habit than to a safer alternative. Lead author Samir Soneji says e-cigarettes should be kept out of the hands of adolescents and young adults.
Alex Azar ’88, the new secretary of health and human services, tells Fox News that his priorities include curbing prescription drug costs, making health insurance more accessible, improving Medicare, and battling the opioid addiction epidemic.
The alumnus, whom the newspaper calls “the best marathoner most elite marathoners have never heard of,” returns March 17 to defend his title in the indoor marathon, a 211-lap ordeal around the 200-meter indoor track at New York’s Armory.
Professor Roberta Stewart’s course, in which veterans read Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, is spreading to other colleges. Reading Homer can help veterans cope with their own struggles, says Stewart.
Dartmouth economist Jonathan Skinner tells the Times that health care costs in the U.S. could be reduced by eliminating extra medical tests and procedures that are more common in the U.S. than elsewhere.
“I think the nightmare situation is a fake video of a politician saying, ‘I have launched nuclear weapons against a country.’ The other country reacts within minutes, seconds, and we have a global nuclear war,” says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid.
CNN’s Jake Tapper ’91 has won over liberals and conservatives as “perhaps the most widely praised journalist working in TV today,” says the magazine. “The only things I really try to take a stand on are facts and basic decency,” Tapper says.
Novel and negative news spreads faster than other news, reports a new study on fake news. Such stories “grab our attention as human beings” and cause us to want to share that information with others, says Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan.