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MBA graduates from Harvard Business School have the highest earnings over the span of their careers, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Mitchell

Panel considers aid for human rights

Ashley Mitchell / The Dartmouth Staff Ashley Mitchell / The Dartmouth Staff Doctors, lawyers and engineers must work alongside government bureaucrats and corporate executives to fight the environmental and health problems faced by people around the world to ensure that everyone has access to the same basic human rights, according to the three panelists at the "Health, Human Rights and the Environment" panel held in Filene auditorium on Monday. The three panelists Emma Wright, a former Peace Corps volunteer and first-year student at Dartmouth Medical school, Deborah Peterson, co-founder of a Tibet-based environmental non-governmental organization, and Thayer School of Engineering professor Daniel Lynch discussed the relationship between human rights, health and environmental issues, as well as the role that health professionals can play in improving these aspects of global human rights. "Natural resources underpin everything we do and they are the framework within which we flourish on this planet; they are the necessary footing and [the rights of access to them] imply responsibilities," Lynch said.

Study links R-rated movies, drinking

Teenagers whose parents allow them to watch R-rated movies are more likely to start drinking at a younger age than their peers whose parents do not, according to a study conducted by Dartmouth Medical School pediatrics professors Susanne Tanski and James Sargent. "After we adjusted for everything: age, gender, rebelliousness and sensation-seeking, the kids who are allowed to watch R-rated movies are about three and a half times more likely to initiate drinking than kids who said they were never allowed to watch R-rated movies by their parents," Tanski said. The researchers conducted surveys at northern New England schools for students from fifth to eighth grade in 1999, according to Sargent.

County execs. ask Sievers to resign

Jennifer Argote / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Jennifer Argote / The Dartmouth Senior Staff The Grafton County Executive Committee voted on Monday to ask county treasurer Vanessa Sievers '10 to resign from her position, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

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The Elections Planning Advisory Committee has issued a tier-one warning to Student Body presidential candidate Elena Falloon '11 and Student Body vice presidential candidate Will Hix '12 after a supporter of both candidates sent a recipient-repressed e-mail encouraging recipients to vote for Falloon and Hix, which is a violation of campaign rules.

Panelists analyze Katrina aftermath

Curie Kim / The Dartmouth Staff Curie Kim / The Dartmouth Staff The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina one of the deadliest and most damaging hurricanes in U.S.

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Employers in California will have more discretion in whether to pay their interns, under revised guidelines from the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, The New York Times reported Friday.

Study: ‘lol' takes longer to process

Doug Gonzalez / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Doug Gonzalez / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Texting "ttyl" instead of "talk to you later" may not save as much time as one might expect, according to a study conducted by Natalie Berger '09. As part of Berger's psychology honors thesis, Berger and Dartmouth education professor Donna Coch found that the brain is slower at processing text messaging language than standard written English. The study identified similarities and differences between the way the brain processes words in text message phrases and conventional written English. Although participants in the study processed text messages in nearly the same way as they would process any written language, an extra step was required for subjects' brains to process texting language. "The participants in the study were processing semantics of text messages in a way similar to their normal process," Coch said.

Senate candidate speaks to students at College

Former N.H. Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, a Republican candidate for New Hampshire's Senate seat, visited the College on Thursday and spoke with several students, including members of the College Republicans.

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President Barack Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 into law on Tuesday.