Covid-19 News (page 2)

September 22, 2020

In the Media: Katherine GeeBah Footracer ’92 Featured in Health Magazine for COVID-19 Work with the Navajo Nation

Katherine GeeBah Footracer ’92, a certified physician’s assistant, was featured in Health magazine for her work with Navajo COVID-19 patients in Kayenta, part of the Navajo Nation. Footracer, who is also Navajo, left Los Angeles in March to volunteer with the Indian Health Service.

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September 9, 2020

Clare Cannon ’08 Explores the Pandemic’s Effect on Psychological Health

Clare Cannon ’08, assistant professor of community and regional development at the University of California, Davis, is studying the pandemic’s effects on psychological health, stress, and resilience. Cannon hopes to use her research, which focuses on the pandemic’s exacerbation of social and environmental inequality, as well as intimate partner violence, to determine how people can receive better support during the coronavirus crisis.

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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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July 14, 2020

In the Media: In Washington Post Op-Ed, Lara Tiedens Cites Data and Community Values as Reasons for Remote Instruction

In a Washington Post op-ed, President Lara Tiedens explained that Scripps’ decision to move to remote-only learning for the fall 2020 semester was based on coronavirus data and the College’s community values. “We are choosing to make data- and values-based decisions informed by the critical public health situation in Los Angeles and the country, and to prioritize the health of our faculty, staff, students, and the broader community that surrounds us,” she said.

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In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses Online Instruction and Tuition with the Chronicle of Higher Education

President Lara Tiedens discussed the factors around online-only instruction decisions for the fall 2020 semester, including the cost of tuition. She said that, although the College will only offer remote instruction this fall, Scripps students will continue to enjoy small class sizes and receive individual attention from professors.

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July 13, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Explains Scripps’ Online-Only Fall Semester Decision to Inside Higher Ed

In Inside Higher Ed, President Lara Tiedens explained the rationale behind Scripps’ recent decision to move ahead with online-only instruction for the fall 2020 semester. The decision was announced as the number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continued to rise sharply.

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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 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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