Covid-19 News (page 3)

June 12, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains the Psychological Techniques Behind Coronavirus Scams to AARP

Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood explained some of the psychological techniques behind coronavirus scams to AARP. One of these tactics involves pressuring people to act quickly, which can exacerbate pandemic-related anxieties about employment and supply scarcity.

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June 11, 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar Announcement

I understand that you are eager to learn more about the College’s plans for the fall, and I am writing to you today to share some updates. Scripps College has not yet determined whether fall classes will take place in-person, but we are putting substantial effort into creating a safe and healthy campus environment so that students may return to campus.

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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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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 27, 2020

Hope Springs Eternal: Graffiti Wall Artist Tori Smith ’20

Victoria (Tori) Smith remembers when she first came to Scripps: It was a campus tour in the spring of 2016, and she recalls being irrevocably drawn to the diversity of thought and style of Scripps students and to the unparalleled beauty of campus. “Part of the tour included a visit to Graffiti Wall, and I remember thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if I could paint my class’s mural—if I could be a part of making Scripps history?’”

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May 15, 2020

Summer 2020 Community Update from the President

As we close this academic year, I hope that this message finds you and your families safe and healthy. This extraordinary semester has challenged the Scripps community in unprecedented ways while also highlighting our strength and tenacity. As we reflect on our experience navigating the past eight weeks, I would like to share the following news and updates.

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May 5, 2020

Senior Artists Explore Being Apart, Staying Together in Virtual Exhibition

The annual senior art exhibition is the capstone of Scripps’ studio art major. Seniors conceptualize an exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and publicize the event as part of their senior theses. Usually on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, this tradition has necessarily been disrupted; but that’s not stopping these artists from showing their work.

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April 28, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Assistant Professor of Physics Janet Sheung

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Janet Sheung to discuss math, painting, and how life has a will of its own—even at the cellular level.

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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 17, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Discusses the Increase in Coronavirus Scams with Stacey Wood

In the New York Times, Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood explained why coronavirus-related scams, such as false vaccines and phishing emails that masquerade as important information from the government, have proliferated during the pandemic. She told the Times that heightened boredom, isolation, and fear may increase credulity among people who are seeking reassurance.

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