On the third floor of Wilder Hall, in the little-visited Room Nine, students huddle around technology-cluttered lab benches as they build balloons that will be released into the sky to monitor atmospheric conditions. The project, known as GreenCube, began several years ago as a result of the College's partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, established in 2007 as part of JPL's Strategic University Research Partnerships.
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Two struggling New Orleans universities may merge together to form one institution in order to increase graduation rates, enlarge enrollments and strengthen student services at both institutions, Governor Bobby Lindal, R-La., announced on Tuesday, Inside Higher Ed reported. The plan is complicated by the different racial compositions of the two schools the University of New Orleans is largely white, while Southern University at New Orleans is predominantly black, according to Inside Higher Ed. The proposal would incorporate UNO, currently a member of the Louisiana State University System, and SUNO, part of the historically black Southern University System, into a new institution under the regional University of Louisiana System, according to the governor's statement. Ronald Mason Jr., president of the Southern University System, said he was "shocked" by the proposal in a Tuesday statement, according to Inside Higher Ed.
Female law students in the U.S. are less likely than male students to participate in class discussions or seek help from their professors outside of class, according to the findings of the 2010 Law School Survey of Student Engagement released on Wednesday, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The survey also found that women are more likely than men to cite fear of failure or embarrassment as their motivation for hard work. The survey, conducted by researchers at the Indiana University at Bloomington's Center for Postsecondary Research in 2010, was designed to help law schools improve their efficiency in addressing the needs of their students. Students often emphasize the role that faculty members have played in their professional development when prompted, though less than a third of third-year law students have worked in close proximity with professors in any capacity, the study concluded. Findings from the study were based on survey responses from approximately 25,000 students at 77 law schools, The Chronicle reported.
The Tuck School of Business was ranked first in MBA employment rates for graduate business schools nationwide by Bloomberg Businessweek. Ninety-seven percent of graduates of the Tuck Class of 2010 reported job offers by three months after graduation, according to the article. Tuck officials attributed Tuck's success to administrators' anticipation of the effects of the financial crisis on firms' hiring practices and the implementation of programs to help students attract the attention of potential employers after graduation, according to a Tuck press release. As part of that effort, Tuck ensured that 100 percent of the class took part in internships in the summer of 2009. Both individual efforts by Tuck students and Dartmouth's strong alumni network were influential to the high employment rate, according to the release.
Expanding upon a campus-wide response to the January earthquake in Haiti, Dartmouth students, faculty and administration have revamped relief efforts to address the recent outbreak of cholera in Port-Au-Prince and surrounding towns, according to Presidential Fellow Molly Bode '09, who serves as the Dartmouth Haiti Response Coordinator.
Maximizing available resources and emphasizing innovative research exploration are crucial to determine what causes disease and to facilitate the creation of effective drugs, Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, said in a Thursday speech "Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research" at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
During his 17 years at Dartmouth, computer science professor Prasad Jayanti has balanced his "two loves" of research and teaching, and has succeeded in both. He has done so by developing the most efficient algorithm for problems of simultaneous computation and by raising the bar for teaching standards in his department.
The movement commonly referred to as the Great Black Migration was both sizeable and significant, Bouston said.
Elouise Cobell has spent the last 14 years suing the federal government. In the course of her lawsuit which aims to recover billions of dollars of Native American claimants' money, lost to federal mismanagement she has had to deal with disappearing court documents and the questionable removal of a presiding judge, she said in a speech Friday.
In a lecture Wednesday in the Rockefeller Center, "Can the U.S. Have a War on Terror? Can We Win It?" Bobbitt argued that terrorism has evolved to reflect the new constitutional order, becoming more "war-like" as it targets powerful states.