May 29, 2020 Community, Service
Noah Buchholz Provides Service to Deaf Community During the COVID-19 Crisis
Lecturer Noah Buchholz, who teaches American Sign Language, is part of the team interpreting Governor Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing. Learn how Buchholz and other interpreters convey the Governor’s messages to the deaf community.
May 29, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Brooklyn Cares feeds medical frontliners and provides boost to local restaurants
Stephanie Schragger ’93 launched Brooklyn Cares with her friend to support struggling neighborhood restaurants and provide meals for the exhausted frontline medical workers who were battling COVID-19. “We were really just inspired to do something for the community at a time when it’s really hard to feel helpful when you’re stuck at home,” she said.
May 28, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Community,
‘Heritage and Harmony’ concert celebrates Asian Americans at a crucial moment
When confronted with an increase in anti-Asian racism fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Donna Weng Friedman ’80 decided to change the story. “We set out to change the channel (and single-story narrative) by inviting a number of outstanding classical musicians of Asian descent to share their stories through their words and — of course — their music.”
May 26, 2020 Community, Podcasts
Cherishing Continuity: Rabbi Ira Dounn on Grief, Closure and Remaining Princetonians
Even as the “Princeton diaspora” is scattered across the world, Rabbi Ira Dounn of the Center for Jewish Life finds that students are maintaining relationships and finding, if not closure, the continuity of being part of the University now and for the rest of their lives.
May 26, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Iming Lin ’03 co-created Food Flow to connect local South African farmers with people in need
After South Africa’s president declared a national state of disaster in response to COVID-19 in March, Iming Lin ’03 recognized an opportunity to help her farm, her neighbors, and others. Within a week, she and colleagues established Food Flow, an organization that connects local farmers with soup kitchens and families that are hungry.
May 26, 2020 Community, Service
Jesse Max Creed ’07 Pushes for Safe Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Jesse Max Creed ’07 watches Los Angeles build on his work housing homeless veterans during the pandemic.
May 21, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service, Technology
“Check-in” to Help Keep Friends and Family Safe During COVID-19
Syndesy, an app designed to create safe connections, has recently added a new “Check-ins” feature for users to check in or monitor wherever they go, so in the event they do contract COVID-19, they can inform their family and friends of their travels by generating a report available through the app.
May 21, 2020 Community, Technology
Kofi Frimpong ’11 Creates Networking List for Underrepresented in Tech and Startups
Kofi Frimpong ’11 is sharing a list of black and Latinix professionals who’ve lost jobs with recruiters in his network and encourages others to do the same.
May 21, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Marty Johnson ’81’s Nonprofit Helps Trenton Families Weather COVID-19
Marty Johnson ’81 pivots his development and environmental nonprofit in Trenton to protect residents from the coronavirus. “It’s not all crisis management. Some changes will teach us new ways forward.” (Photo by Peter Murphy)
May 21, 2020 Community, Education
Amid Disruption, Jacklyn Bruce ’99 Teaches Students to Learn From History
History teacher Jacklyn E. Bruce ’99 discusses the economic and resource disparities her students are facing, and the loss of face to face connection as the pandemic overtakes the school year.
May 19, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Community, Education, Health Care, News, Policy, Service
Medical Anthropology students share COVID-19 projects in online showcase
Medical Anthropology (ANT/HUM 240) might be the rare Princeton course that was deepened and enriched by the life-altering circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, since its focus is very much related to how the humanities and anthropology can help us understand illness, healing and present-day struggles for wellbeing. The students’ class projects have been made available in a special online showcase.
May 14, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Community,
Diana Weymar ’91 Stitches Memorable PAW Cover
Textile artist and curator Diana Buri Weymar ’91 introduces the PAW’s feature on how alumni artists are coping with the pandemic, but captures a poignancy in the interplay of Princeton connections and the sense of where we are in the world today.
(Reunion by Diana Buri Weymar ’91; photograph by Nelson Hancock ’90)