Autumn Dinh

Autumn is a freshman from Hanoi, Vietnam. Autumn plans to major in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, with two minors in Economics and Film and Media Studies. Autumn decided to join The D because of her love for writing and her passion for journalism. In her spare time, Autumn likes  to practice Zumba, read Haruki Murakami’s, and have movie nights with friends. 


Articles

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Government professor Brendan Nyhan and other scholars call for increased study of fake news

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.


Nicholas Norwitz

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Nicholas Norwitz '18 wins Keasbey Scholarship

Biology major Nicholas Norwitz ’18 was recently awarded the Keasbey Scholarship, which will provide full funding for him to study at the University of Oxford for two years after he graduates from Dartmouth this June.


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AMES and AMELL to restructure and refocus

Coming July 1, the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program and the Asian and Middle Eastern Language and Literature department will be restructured into two separate departments: the Asian Society, Culture and Language department and the Middle Eastern Studies department.




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Dartmouth team visits tech symposium

A Dartmouth team presented four prototypes, including a modular smartphone and a calendar-linked smart ring at the 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.


The College installed a fence around the Homecoming bonfire after about 50 students touched the fire in 2016.

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Homecoming weekend incidents and arrests decrease

The total number of security reports and arrests during this year’s Homecoming weekend decreased significantly from 2016, which both interim director of Safety and Security Keysi Montás and Hanover Police captain Mark Bodanza attributed to increased security measures during the bonfire, including a fence around the fire itself. From Thursday through Sunday, Safety and Security responded to 30 incidents, down from 42 last year and 66 in 2015.