January 14, 2021 News, Policy, Research, Technology
NSF award brings Princeton research into the fight against COVID-19
The National Science Foundation awards grant to Princeton technology that offers to enhance COVID-19 vaccines.
August 14, 2020 Education, Policy, Research
Student Interns Step Up to Research Poverty With Don Burnes ’63
During the spring semester, Don Burnes ’63, the founder and an adviser of the Burnes Institute for Poverty Research at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, responded to a call from Princeton’s Center for Career Development asking alumni if they had internship opportunities for current students.
August 7, 2020 Podcasts, Policy
Politics & Polls #196: Political Conventions, Polls, and “Moneyball 2020”
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the conventions will look vastly different from previous years. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss how a virtual convention might affect election coverage, voter enthusiasm, and rising
July 28, 2020 Policy, Research
‘The early warning signs are not pretty’: Eviction Lab researchers study end of federal moratorium
For the past three years, the University’s Eviction Lab has been crafting a first-of-its-kind nationwide dataset on eviction, aiming to spark meaningful policy change with its findings. As federal measures to mitigate the occupational, financial, and personal strain of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to expire, the country faces an unprecedented crisis of eviction — and according to University researchers, few people are paying attention.
July 15, 2020 Health Care, Policy, Research
For Evan Harrel ’83, Compassion Is About Action
Evan Harrel ’83 is chief operating officer of the nonprofit Center for Compassionate Leadership, which is dedicated to helping workplace leaders see the power behind kindness. The Center recently conducted a study to understand the feelings of team members and leaders during COVID-19. “We wanted to know: How are leaders responding?” said Harrel.
Global Threats: How Lessons from Covid-19 Can Prevent Environmental Meltdown
Covid-19, climate emergencies, and mass extinction all share something in common: Their lagged impacts have devastating effects. However, with early intervention, further damage could be thwarted. This is the crux of a piece co-authored by David Wilcove and featured in Cell Press.
July 2, 2020 Health Care, Policy
Stephen Pevar ’68 leads ACLU effort to protect Georgia prisoners from COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus has penetrated almost every corner of society, but certain environments like county jails are especially vulnerable. On July 2, Stephen Pevar ’68, a senior staff attorney in the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, helped file a lawsuit against the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro, Georgia, in an effort to compel the 1,920-bed facility to take basic steps to protect its prisoners and employees.
June 30, 2020 Health Care, Policy
Covid-19 is Exposing Inequalities in Health and Wealth, Deaton Testifies
Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs Emeritus, testified June 23 before the House Budget Committee exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and exacerbating health disparities in America, especially among Black and brown communities.
June 23, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Celebrating and Serving: The Supreme Court Provides Relief to a DACA Doctor Fighting Coronavirus
Marina Di Bartolo, M.D., ’10, is one of the 27,000 DACA recipients “on the front lines of the front lines” in the COVID crisis. She shares her gripping journey from Venezuela to Princeton to the June 2020 high court ruling that protects DACA — for now.
June 16, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises with Dr. Laura Kahn
World leaders have been tested in their ability to protect their citizens against COVID-19, which has upended nearly every facet of society. Stable leadership is needed now more than ever. Dr. Laura Kahn shares her take on the skills necessary to lead during such uncertain times, which is the subject of her book, “Who’s In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises.”
June 9, 2020 Community, Education, Policy
Inaugural Equity, Inclusion and COVID-19 conversation investigates xenophobia
Four panelists participated in the inaugural event for the Equity, Inclusion and COVID-19 conversation series, titled “Race in the COVID Era: What America’s History of Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today.” The 90-minute discussion addressed how xenophobia and racial inequities in the United States had been amplified by the pandemic, particularly discrimination against people of Chinese and Asian descent.
June 9, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Intersecting Vulnerabilities: What Lies Behind the Inequities of COVID-19
Historian Keith Wailoo discusses how race, class, urban congestion and a failed public health system have contributed to the extraordinary gulf in coronavirus fatality rates.