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  • Connect for COVID-19 initiative puts patients back in touch with families

    April 17, 2020 Community, Service

    Connect for COVID-19 initiative puts patients back in touch with families

    To combat the tragic loneliness that often comes with a diagnosis of COVID-19, a group of Princeton students and alumni is raising money and gathering secondhand smart devices so that sick patients can connect with loved ones during their isolation, even when they can’t be in the same room.

  • Princeton endorses guidelines aimed at rapid transfer of COVID-19 solutions to public

    April 17, 2020 News, Research, Technology

    Princeton endorses guidelines aimed at rapid transfer of COVID-19 solutions to public

    Princeton has endorsed new guidelines aimed at accelerating the transition of the University’s COVID-19 discoveries into solutions to protect health care workers and to prevent, diagnose, treat and contain the pandemic. During the pandemic, most Princeton COVID-19-related innovations will be made accessible without charge to companies or other entities.

  • Supporting Students: Undergraduate Student Government Focuses on Community

    April 16, 2020 Education, Podcasts

    Supporting Students: Undergraduate Student Government Focuses on Community

    COVID-19 has delivered unprecedented disruptions to student life. USG President Chitra Parikh reflects on her changed role as a campus leader, challenges for students still on campus and the importance of staying close despite being dispersed.

  • ‘We Roar’ podcast features Princetonians’ voices on the COVID-19 pandemic

    April 15, 2020 Community, Podcasts

    ‘We Roar’ podcast features Princetonians’ voices on the COVID-19 pandemic

    Princeton has launched “We Roar,” a new podcast series to share the personal stories and expertise of students, faculty, staff and alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Hope Is Blooming in Yonkers

    April 15, 2020 Community

    Hope Is Blooming in Yonkers

    The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, a 43-acre public garden in Yonkers, New York, may be closed due to the pandemic, but its beautiful spring daffodil blooms are bringing joy beyond its gates.

  • Meals for Heroes Feeds NYC’s Healthcare Workers

    April 14, 2020 Community, Service

    Meals for Heroes Feeds NYC’s Healthcare Workers

    Five days into the COVID-19 quarantine in New York City, Anna Azvolinsky *09 was decluttering a closet when she uncovered a small supply of forgotten N95 masks. Knowing that the masks were critical for those on the frontline, she learned that Mt. Sinai hospital had the greatest need before she discovered there was another way she could help during the crisis.

  • NSF RAPID grant to track and contain pandemic

    April 13, 2020 News, Research, Technology

    NSF RAPID grant to track and contain pandemic

    The National Science Foundation has awarded emergency grants to two teams of Princeton researchers developing ways to better track and contain pandemics including COVID-19. The grants were awarded through the NSF’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, which provides support for scientific efforts to respond to emergencies and unexpected events.

  • Challenging Conventional Wisdom: President Eisgruber Confronts Coronavirus

    April 13, 2020 Education, Podcasts

    Challenging Conventional Wisdom: President Eisgruber Confronts Coronavirus

    Friday, March 13, 2020 stands as a singular day in Princeton’s history — it was the last day of normality in an academic year disrupted by the COVID-19 virus. President Chris Eisgruber describes the intense consultations behind the decision to disperse students from campus, move teaching online and suspend regular operations.

  • Stacey Vanek Smith ’99 records economics podcast from DIY soundbooth

    April 10, 2020 Community

    Stacey Vanek Smith ’99 records economics podcast from DIY soundbooth

    At a time when more than 16 million Americans filed for unemployment and the financial markets shuddered, Stacey Vanek Smith ’99 has continued recording her Planet Money podcast from her Brooklyn apartment. “We’re an economics podcast and if we don’t broadcast now, then why do we exist?” she said.

  • Love in the time of COVID-19: negligence in the Nicaraguan response

    April 9, 2020 Health Care, Policy

    Love in the time of COVID-19: negligence in the Nicaraguan response

    Ben Gallo ’17, a medical student at Brown University, and Brianna Christophers ’17, currently at Weill Cornell Medicine, have co-authored an article in “The Lancet Global Health” outlining the Nicaraguan government’s erratic response to COVID-19. Directly contradicting mitigation strategies recommended by the World Health Organization, President Daniel Ortega has refused to encourage any physical distancing measures. Gallo, Christophers, and their co-authors state that the country’s lack of testing and low numbers of ventilators can cause the already fragile public health infrastructure to collapse under the pressure of widespread infection.

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