"Ideally, we would not leave the ice—but given all the circumstances, I think it's amazing we were able to come up with a solution to continue the experiment," says Dartmouth's Donald Perovich, a member of the MOSAiC expedition project board.
Dartmouth's Elliott Fisher and colleagues say their research shows that U.S. maps "showing the geographic distribution of cases show vast empty swaths of the country that are almost certain to be falsely reassuring. … The virus is everywhere."
In a story about how the planet is affected by social distancing during the pandemic, CBS News turns to Dartmouth's Jacqueline Wernimont, who notes that the environmental impact goes beyond carbon emissions, and includes noise pollution, too.
"In a lot of cases, gender trumps money. Our social roles are so much more powerful in decision-making than money," says Kristin Smith, a visiting associate professor of sociology at Dartmouth, in a story about women fighting COVID-19.
"Fighting the virus with a durable, five-part public-health plan is the greatest challenge I can imagine. It's also a fundamental moral imperative for our generation," writes former President Jim Yong Kim in a New Yorker column.
In a story about what parents can do at home to deal with common childhood medical conundrums—and perhaps avoid an emergency room visit—the paper turns to Dartmouth's Alison Kapadia, who explains how to deal with a dislocated kneecap.
Research by Dartmouth's Bruce Sacerdote '90 and two of his students shows "just how unusual the North Carolina senator's transactions were," says NPR about research the three did of the senator's sale of stocks just before the market crash.
"Epidemics are a part of the cycle of life on this planet. The choice is how we respond," says the bestselling author and Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield '67 in an interview about how one can best deal with the anxieties of the day.
Dartmouth's John Carey, Katherine Clayton, and Yusaku Horiuchi write in a Washington Post opinion piece that in their research, "Across the board, we found that students make diversity a priority in undergraduate admissions."
"Isolation leads to loneliness. Loneliness leads to depression. It absolutely puts them a greater risk," says Dartmouth's Ellen Flaherty in a Washington Post story about how the coronavirus and self-quarantining affect the elderly.
Alice Ruth '83 is one of the 100 most influential women in U.S. finance, according to the magazine. "I've interacted with some of the most extraordinary people and investors who have broadened my perspective of the world," says Ruth.
In a story about couples who adjusted their wedding plans due to the pandemic, the newspaper writes about Nikita Raman '16 and James Kennedy '14, Thayer '15, who were married in a self-uniting ceremony on a street corner in Pittsburgh.
"Outer space and your own living room might be drastically different physically, but emotionally the stressors can be the same," says Dartmouth's Jay Buckey, a former astronaut who developed a free online toolkit to battle confinement stress.
In a webinar sponsored by Geisel, Daniel Lucey '77, MED '81, an expert in epidemics, says the "nation's success in following health recommendations … will help to determine what is in store for the world during the coronavirus pandemic."
"The problem for Bolsonaro is clear," says Dartmouth's Andre Pagliarini: "Covid-19 is not an abstract threat that can be invoked with little consequence and manipulated to fit immediate political needs. It is real … and it is killing people."
"There is no doubt about it: The U.K. and many other European countries are already in a depression," say Dartmouth's David Blanchflower and a colleague in a column about the pandemic and unemployment in the U.S., the U.K, and other countries.
New scans of the inside of Australopithecus skulls show that humans "evolved in more of a mosaic, modular kind of fashion, where aspects of our anatomy evolved at different rates," Dartmouth's DeSilva tells the online news site.
Athletes must improvise before this year's NFL draft, the paper says. Dartmouth's Jared Gerbino '20 notes that "if you are talented, it's gonna get out there and people will see it even if scouts can't physically come and watch you do it."
In an opinion piece, Dartmouth's Vijay Govindarajan and a co-author write that there are "many indicators that this crisis is going to transform many aspects of life. Education could be one of them if remote teaching proves to be a success."
"The experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack is secretly one of the best directors of musicals working today," says the paper, which features the associate professor's short animated film Curses as one of its "short film of the day" picks.