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Aug. 18, 2020

Lillian Hahn ’21 Feeds Health Care Workers’ Bodies and Spirits

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Jul. 28, 2020

Stephanie Du ’21’s Homespun Efforts for Community Health

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Jul. 20, 2020

In the Media: Olivia Truesdale ’21 Uses Community Action Grant to Support Local Seed Library, ABC6 News Reports

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August 18, 2020

Lillian Hahn ’21 Feeds Health Care Workers’ Bodies and Spirits

Amid the confusion and misinformation that defines so much of the public’s understanding of COVID-19, one thing that there seems to be unilateral agreement upon is the adverse mental health effects of the pandemic on frontline health care workers. Lillian Hahn ’21, a science management major on the public health track, identified a cohort among health care workers who may be even harder hit: those who work the night shift.

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July 28, 2020

Stephanie Du ’21’s Homespun Efforts for Community Health

When Stephanie Du ’21’s grandfather was diagnosed with a heart condition, the necessity to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 became all the more poignant. “I am currently living with my grandparents, who are both immunocompromised. As someone who is very close to their grandparents, I just wanted to do something that will help protect more vulnerable populations,” she says.

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July 20, 2020

In the Media: Olivia Truesdale ’21 Uses Community Action Grant to Support Local Seed Library, ABC6 News Reports

ABC6 News reported that Olivia Truesdale ’21 is working with the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, to promote a community seed library and a virtual event series focused on gardening. Truesdale received $1,000 in funding from the Laspa Center for Leadership’s 2020 Community Action Grant, which supports projects that help students’ hometown communities cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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June 30, 2020

Jeannette Hunker ’23 Keeps the Music Alive with Driveway Concert Series

Social distancing and shelter-at-home guidelines have affected every facet of life, from the shift to work-at-home to telemedicine doctor visits. But it’s in our communal rituals and celebrations where many people are feeling the greatest loss. “With the ban of concerts, graduation ceremonies, weddings, and other large social gatherings, most people feel a void in their lives,” says Jeanette Hunker ’23.

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June 5, 2020

New Laspa Center Grant Will Fund Student-Led COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Scripps College Laspa Center for Leadership has introduced its 2020 Community Action Grant for current Scripps College students. Awarded in amounts between $250 to $2,000, the grant will support projects that help students’ hometown communities better cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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