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Government professor Brendan Nyhan has joined 15 other scholars from different disciplines in calling for increased interdisciplinary efforts to study and eventually counter the spread of “fake news.” In an article published on March 9 in the journal Science, the 16 researchers discussed potential interventions that may effectively stem from “the flow and influence of fake news.”“[The article] was basically a call for action,” said Brown University cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences professor and article co-author Steven Sloman. Harvard Kennedy School global communications and public policy professor Matthew Baum, one of the article’s authors, added that the article was a response to “concerns about the political environment, especially the problems with information.” According to the article, social bots — automated accounts impersonating humans — are estimated to take up nine to 15 percent of active Twitter accounts and 60 million Facebook accounts, and can magnify the spread of fake news online by liking, sharing and searching for information.
Did you know that the amount of space you leave between yourself and others during conversations indicates your attitude toward those conversations?
The College has not received a letter from the Department of Justice about potential violations of antitrust law in its admissions practices, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email.The DOJ sent such a letter to several colleges and universities last week as part of an investigation into these schools’ early decision policies, under which students can be admitted to a school early in exchange for a binding commitment to attend that institution.
Discussion over the closure of the Hanover Coutry Club was all but off the table at the Golf Course Advisory Committee’s public forum on Apr.
This year, the College’s Week of Action, which is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, featured talk, workshops and movie screenings. The College’s Student Wellness Center, Dartmouth Bystander Initiative, the Week of Action planning committee, Sexual Assault Peer Alliance, WISE and other campus organizations helped plan the new events, held last week.
With the advent of the smartphone, many people now turn to their phone cameras to record anything and everything they experience.
Preparing for and applying to medical school is a challenging process. This is certainly true at Dartmouth College, where students must complete each of their pre-health requirements during 10-week academic terms. For Nicole Knape ’19, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina who recently finished her coursework for medical school, completing pre-health requirements has been a time-consuming and challenging task.
Imagine this. It’s finals week, and the amount of material to be learned far surpasses the amount of time before the exam.
At a college in the middle of New Hampshire’s scenic mountains and verdant forests, students have the freedom to spend as much time as possible in the surrounding environment.
Roughly one month after the Board of Trustees announced that the College will not expand its student body, the Office of the President published the Enrollment Expansion Task Force Report.
On Feb. 8, the College’s Board of Trustees disclosed 26 holdings in their U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Form 13F filing, which included shares from the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Production exchange-traded fund valued at $66,615,000.
Though survival at Dartmouth takes no clear-cut path, certain “tools” are universal, even if they manifest themselves differently for each of us.
Airline congestion is a perennial headache for airlines and millions of travelers around the world.
In past years, the College’s annual “Take Back the Night” march only saw about a dozen people.
Divest Dartmouth and the Inter-Community Council held their first divestment conference on April 7, which included workshops and a keynote speech by former Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, who helped lead the first college fossil fuel divestment in the nation.Students from Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Princeton University, Smith College, Tufts University, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Vermont were in attendance, as well as around 50 people from the College, according to Divest Dartmouth member and event organizer Lily Zhang ’18. The conference was comprised of several workshops that focused on the intersectionality of divestment and how to improve divestment campaigns.
Conceptual designs for a new joint building that will host the College’s computer science department and the Thayer School of Engineering will be submitted for review at Hanover’s April 17 planning board meeting.
This past month, earth science professor Erich Osterberg published a paper proving that the melt rates of the Greenland ice sheet are the highest they have been since A.D.
In a basketball season marked by parity and scandal, it was only fitting that the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship was won by a team which made one of the most dominant runs in recent history while led by a clean-cut coach, referring both to his lack of involvement in the most recent benefits scandal and to the fact that he’s always dressed to the nines with his suits.
The Villanova University Wildcats, the 1-seed in the East Region, defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines, the 3-seed in the West Region, 79-62 last Monday.
Four years and countless matches later, Alvin Heumann ’18 has reached the end of his incredible career with Dartmouth squash.
The varsity eight for Dartmouth men’s heavyweight rowing has a new look this season with a trio of freshmen and a mix of three sophomores and a junior replacing their five departed rowers.