COVID-19 (page 2)

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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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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In the Media: Richa Shah ’23 Cofounds COVID-19 Resource Database for Californians, Los Cerritos News Reports

Los Cerritos News featured Richa Shah ’23 and her cofounders for their creation of CaliResources, a social services resource database for Californians who have been impacted by COVID-19. The database provides information on food banks, health clinics, emergency shelters, employment services, and other resources for seven California counties, with additional county databases in the works.

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June 4, 2020

In the Media: Christina Edholm Explains Mathematical Modeling of Disease Outbreaks on Academic Minute Podcast

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christina Edholm explained how mathematical modeling is used to study, predict, and prevent disease outbreaks on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. She also discussed the importance of the role of “superspreaders,” the term for those who transmit infections to an unusually high number of other people, in an outbreak’s impact on the population.

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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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April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update: College Finances

As we begin our third week of remote instruction, it has been a pleasure to hear about the robust learning and engagement taking place in formal and informal online forums. I am immensely grateful for the work ethic, dedication, and creativity of Scripps students, faculty, and staff during this period of disruption and uncertainty. Your willingness to adapt to new ways of learning, working, and communicating is remarkable, especially against the backdrop of rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on our individual and collective health and well-being.

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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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March 30, 2020

2020 Commencement Update

Dear Scripps Community, Commencement is one of Scripps’ most cherished traditions, from processing through the doors of Denison Library to crossing the stage on Elm Tree Lawn. Seniors, families, faculty, […]

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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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