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DHMC participates in new telestroke collaborative

(11/11/13 11:02pm)

On Halloween, a 52-year old woman with a sudden onset of left-sided paralysis was brought into Catholic Medical Center emergency room in Manchester. Doctors at the hospital videoconferenced with stroke specialists participating in the new Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Mayo Clinic joint telestroke program, who assessed the patient, looked at a CAT scan of her brain and recommended a clot-busting drug. Within an hour after being administered the drug, the patient was able to move the left side of her body.

Daily Debriefing

(11/11/13 11:01pm)

An analysis conducted by the Institute of International Education in conjunction with the State Department found that a record number of international students came to study in the United States this year, up 7 percent from last year, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Even with this increase, the total number of international students in the U.S. represents less than 4 percent of the total student population. Among the countries sending students to the U.S., China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada lead the way, with China alone sending 235,000 students to the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, New York University and Columbia University enrolled the most international students.

Metropolitan Museum of Art displays collection of Rockefeller ’30

(11/11/13 9:25pm)

Nelson Rockefeller ’30, a prominent benefactor to the College who went on to pursue an extensive career in diplomacy, was also an avid art collector. On Oct. 4, a year-long exhibition titled “The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas” opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to commemorate Rockefeller’s passion for non-Western art.

More than a Game

(11/11/13 8:55pm)

Who decides whether an activity meets the criteria to be called a sport or if it’s fated to be designated as a hobby? ESPN devotes hours of afternoon programming almost every day to poker. Is poker really a sport? One of the most popularly debated “sports” is cheerleading. Dartmouth recognizes competitive cheerleading, but it continues to get a bad rap.

Alston: Despite Our Best Intentions

(11/11/13 7:44pm)

A common cliche is that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is the latest episode in a long-running epic in which good intentions are pitted against harsh reality. A bill designed to increase the number of insured Americans has resulted in thousands of people having their health insurance policies canceled — so many that President Obama gave a speech apologizing to them.

Albrecht: Catching Some Zz's

(11/11/13 7:38pm)

We all need sleep. Period. There is no getting around that basic biological fact; no amount of willpower that will make repeated all-nighters bearable or viable. Experts agree that adults our age need at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Habitual sleep deprivation results in more stress, a weakened immune system, abnormal weight gain or loss, increased anxiety and depressive behavior — not to mention overall poorer academic performance. Those all-nighters are not only unhealthy but ineffective in the long run. Although this information is widely known, it seems that sleep deprivation and its consequences continue to be harmfully normalized on college campuses.

Watching the Ivies

(11/11/13 12:00pm)

BROWN: Brown’s current $4.3 million deficit has concerned administrators as they plan the operating budget for the next fiscal year, according to the Brown Daily Herald. Though this sum is lower than the $5.5 million deficit that Brown sustained at the end of the last fiscal year, the University had hoped to bring the deficit to zero in the last few years, Provost Mark Schlissel said at an open forum last week. University officials did not indicate whether or not this would result in a tuition increase next year.