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July 2, 2020

Laine Goudy ’18 Explores CRISPR Technology to Tackle the Coronavirus

We know a few things for sure about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19: It had likely been hiding in animals for decades prior to the current human pandemic, the course of the disease and the prognosis vary widely among individuals, and it’s incredibly difficult to destroy.

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June 9, 2020

Katherine Lawrence ’05 Focuses on Women and Families during Pandemic

Katherine Lawrence ’05 is a lawyer at North Shore Law in Vancouver, British Columbia, focusing on estate and family law. Amid shelter-in-place orders that span the North American continent, she shares how in her practice of family law, specifically issues of domestic violence within family law, she has adapted to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.

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May 29, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 from Within: Cameron Statton ’16 Studies the Body’s Immune Response to the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread in many US states, scientists the world over are feverishly searching for new ways to test, track, and treat patients with COVID-19. Cameron Statton ’16 is among those at the vanguard of these developing technologies, serving as the program manager for the Antigen Map Project within Microsoft Health NExT.

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May 22, 2020

Camille Frazier ’09 Wins Clarkson University’s Outstanding New Teacher Award

Camille Frazier ’09 received the 2020 Outstanding New Teacher Award from Clarkson University, where she joined the faculty as an assistant professor of anthropology in 2018. The award recognizes excellence in curricular development, student engagement, and classroom creativity within a faculty member’s first four years at the university.

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April 24, 2020

Medical Student Amira Athanasios ’15 Focuses on Health of Body and Mind Amid COVID-19

The preservation of physical health has been at the forefront of news coverage and public health organization advisories. However, these discussions can often overlook a vital component of wellness: a concern for mental health, especially among healthcare workers.

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April 22, 2020

Stephanie Jimenez ’12 Reads at Long Island City Reading Series, Featured on LitHub

Stephanie Jimenez ’12 was featured on LitHub for her participation in February’s Long Island City Reading Series, which highlighted writers from Queens, New York. Jimenez’s debut novel, They Could Have Named Her Anything, was published in 2019.

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April 21, 2020

Hallie Goldstein ’19 Marches to Remember the Past, Protect the Future

On November 9 and 10, 1938, the Nazi party organized a series of mob attacks throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and occupied areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. Jewish-owned businesses, synagogues, homes, and cemeteries were vandalized and destroyed in an event that has come to be known as Kristallnacht, or The Night of the Broken Glass. Heeding the cry to “never forget” the atrocities of the Holocaust is Hallie Goldstein ’19.

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April 13, 2020

Commitment to Community: Priscilla Wang ’17’s Campaign to Keep Medical Workers and Patients Safe

Just as so many things do these days, it began with a post on social media. Priscilla Wang ’17’s former Scripps roommate had posted a link to GoFundMe, the online fundraising tool, for an organization called PPE 2 NYC.

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January 30, 2020

College Theses Inspire Alumna’s Future Career

Ever since her time at Scripps, filmmaker Alle Hsu ’11 has been fascinated with intergenerational relationships in Chinese culture. For her Asian studies senior thesis, she drew from her great-grandfather’s Columbia University’s master’s thesis to compare the status of women in China in the 1920s to the status of modern Chinese women.

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January 16, 2020

Melanie Nakaue ’01 Exhibits “Freakebana” Artwork at Chico Art Gallery

Assistant Visiting Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 is displaying her digital art at 1078 Gallery as part of the exhibition Iterations, which will run through January 26. Her work is based on a concept called “freakebana,” a spinoff of the Japanese flower-arranging art of ikebana.

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