Covid-19 News (page 4)

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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April 10, 2020

In the Media: Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon Reflects on Grief and the Coronavirus Pandemic in the New York Times

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Spring 2020 Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon reflected on her attempts to write during the upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic and the grief she discovered was stymying her writing process. “…because many Americans weren’t talking about grief before the pandemic, we don’t know how to name it, let alone voice it,” Kwon writes.

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In the Media: Scripps’ Contribution to Collaborative CRISPR-Chip Research Supports Real-Time COVID-19 Detection, Mail Tribune Reports

Scripps College was part of the development of devices that can detect COVID-19 in real time, the Mail Tribune reported. The devices test the human genome on a graphene chip, or CRISPR-Chip.

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April 7, 2020

Virtual Community Thrives through SCORE

When Jenn Wells, assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE) began her online graduate program in organizational change and leadership, the last skill she expected to walk away with was expertise in virtual educational delivery. “I’m applying not just the content of my graduate work to my role as director of SCORE, but how that content is delivered and applying it to keeping the mission and actions of SCORE alive during the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders,” she says.

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April 6, 2020

In the Media: Elizabeth Eastman ’81 Examines de Tocqueville, Democracy, and Pandemic in Tennessee Star Op-Ed

In an op-ed for the Tennessee Star, Elizabeth Eastman ’81 examined the effect the coronavirus may have on American democracy through the lens of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

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April 2, 2020

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Tennis Player Anastasia Bryan-Ajania ’20 Serves Up Supplies for COVID-19 Relief

Anastasia Bryan-Ajania ’20, a member of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas tennis team, helped organize donations of personal protective equipment from The Claremont Colleges to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts. She reached out to all seven schools for donations of gloves, lab coats, masks, and disinfectant wipes, which were distributed to medical facilities in the Claremont and Pomona areas.

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April 1, 2020

Finding Inspiration in the Life of Ellen Browning Scripps

As the Scripps community and the world at large grapple with the ever-changing realities caused by COVID-19, the College reflects the life of Scripps’ founder Ellen Browning Scripps for encouragement and inspiration.

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March 20, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains How to Avoid Coronavirus-Related Scams for Salon

In Salon, Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood, along with a team of researchers, explains how to avoid scams that exploit coronavirus fears. These scams currently include fake cures or treatments, bogus ads and products, price gouging, and phishing emails, but Wood warns that scammers will expand their scope as the coronavirus continues to impact the world.

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