Since Chinese officials implemented the first coronavirus lockdown in the city of Wuhan in January, there have been more than 21.7 million cases of COVID-19 across the planet. More than 776,000 people have died from the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Efforts to curb the outbreak have led […]

Photo credit: Photo by Bre’Ann White, courtesy Carrie Mae Weems and Library Street Collective From Harper’s BAZAAR Referring to the recommended six feet of separation required for proper social distancing, artist Carrie Mae Weems’s Resist COVID Take Six! public awareness campaign aims to get information and resources to combat the […]

COVID-19 has completely changed life, and while many hope those changes are temporary, the pandemic has unearthed weaknesses in the status quo. After every major crisis, humanity is forced to identify those weaknesses and evolve accordingly. The 2020 pandemic, in its aftermath, is set to change life for a very […]

ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP via Getty Images When Carthage College students begin returning to campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin, next week, two very non-traditional welcome back gifts will await them: a thermometer, and a scratch-and-sniff smell test card. Temperature checks as a way to quickly provide a gauge for a common symptom of […]

(Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times) With in-person school just starting for many children, face masks have become the new backpacks in terms of being necessities for at least 2020 and 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children 2 and older “wear masks in public and […]

Georgia State House member Beth Moore is inviting students, teachers or administrators to anonymously report unsafe conditions at schools, which have begun to reopen while cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. One Georgia principal threatened “consequences” to those who shared images of the school, prompting Moore to create an email account for whistleblowers.  […]

Long before the coronavirus hit the United States, cash-strapped public higher education systems looked to private donors to offset the steady decline in public funding, sometimes with significant secrecy and strings attached. Critics fear the economic downturn could give donors more leverage to quietly influence curriculum, hiring and scholarships. Open government […]