Elise Dunphe



'Master' invokes the high z's

Sometimes a movie is so grossly overrated it's hard to imagine how it got the praise that has been so generously heaped upon it.

Fed. grant gives $2.6 mil. to area tech center

The federal Economic Development Administration presented the Dartmouth Regional Economic Technology Center with a $2.6 million during a Thursday ceremony at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. U.S.

SARS won't affect access to College

In line with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, Dartmouth is openly welcoming students and visitors from countries that the World Health Organization has highlighted as being high-risk for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Although other colleges have enacted policies requiring individuals who may have been exposed to SARS to spend 10 days outside of their country before coming to campus -- allowing for the 10-day incubation period that occurs before symptoms appear -- Dartmouth is not instating such a policy, said Dr. Jack Turco, Director of Health Services at the College during a panel discussion yesterday. "We're welcoming people to come to campus," Turco said. Turco and Steve Silver, the Director of the International Office, expressed their fears that the SARS scare would result in racial profiling. "We don't want people who look like they come from China to be treated differently," Turco said.

Speaker: Democracies breed increased peace

"Since the adoption of the United Nations Charter in 1945, at least 89 percent of wars have been initiated by non-democracies," said John Norton Moore, who stated that modern democracies do not wage war on each other, due to a phenomenon he called the Democratic Peace. Moore, who is a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and an expert on national security law, spoke yesterday on achieving peace in the modern world through democratization and the use of deterrence. By working toward establishing democratic cultures, Moore said, we will likely see a decrease in the number of major wars fought in the 21st century. He defined a major war as one in which there were more than 1,000 casualties.

Koop: 'Real terrorists' in tobacco industry

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop '37 does not discriminate between drug lords and executives of tobacco companies when it comes to fostering the disease of addiction. He called the tobacco companies "the largest concentration of evil masquerading as big business on this planet," and said that they are equally evil as the dealers of illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine. "In my opinion, they are all evil," Koop said.

Khrushchev, a 'jester' within Stalin's court

Did Nikita Khrushchev really bang his shoe on a table at the United Nations? Eyewitnesses each have their own recollections of the event, including accounts that the Soviet Premier did indeed exhibit a moment of unbridled temper, that he only brandished the shoe and that although he was holding his footwear, it was his fist that hit the table. "I'm here to tell you that history is complex and even eyewitnesses disagree.

Koop stresses need to bolster public health

"We need a new television show called 'CDC,'" said Dr. C. Everett Koop. "And I'm only half joking." In a time when SARS cases continue to emerge across the globe, the 86-year-old former Surgeon General expressed a hope that the glamorization of preventative medicine would lead to an increase in applications for study in the public health field. Koop also stressed the importance of national preparedness against chronic illnesses and biological terrorism in a talk to students at the Dartmouth Medical School yesterday. He held the medical students captive for a mere 61 minutes -- in which he proudly covered 171 topics, mentioned 19 diagnoses, 10 treatments and an additional 17 facts. Koop compared the need to increase both knowledge of preventive health measures and the role of public health workers to the way that anti-terrorist efforts have been improved after Sept.

Stam documents nation on edge

In the photograph, the teenage boy's arms are crossed, his lips taut, his eyebrows arched just enough to let us know that he is old enough to know what happened in his home, Rwanda -- and that he will not forget. Professor Allen Stam, the photographer, accompanied a colleague from the University of Maryland on a research trip to Rwanda last summer.