June 30, 2020 Education, News, Technology
With an assist from Charles Goldstein *69 *71, students landed 35 virtual summer internships
With parts of the country locked down and many businesses and organizations operating under at-home work conditions due to COVID-19, most summer internships were canceled. Charles Goldstein *69 *71 was determined to support as many Princeton students as he could, helping to arrange 35 virtual internships at HALE Sports.
June 30, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Research, Technology
Switching Gears to Save Lives: Physicists Pause Their Research to Design an Affordable COVID-19 Ventilator
Dark matter physicist Cristian Galbiati describes how he conceived of a “very simple, cheap and effective ventilator” for COVID-19 patients that uses off-the-shelf components — and how his team went from design to production in just six weeks.
June 26, 2020 Community, Service
Forest Hills, NY organization helps local eateries
Anu Pattabiraman ’10 credits volunteering at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement during her undergraduate years with instilling in her the importance of service and giving back. It’s the reason why Pattabiraman, who recently moved back to her Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, couldn’t sit back and watch her favorite eateries begin to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 25, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Podcasts
Reinventing Museums: The Pandemic’s Challenges and Opportunities
The loss of visitors and revenue has presented museums with an existential crisis, says James Steward, the director of the Princeton University Art Museum. At the same time, the pivot to digital alternatives provides an opportunity to rethink many assumptions – including new ways to diversify content while improving access and inclusion.
Princeton University Relief Fund announces contribution to support small businesses in Princeton affected by the pandemic
Princeton University has announced the second phase of the Princeton University Relief Fund (PURF) that will focus on relief for small businesses in the Municipality of Princeton impacted by the pandemic.
June 24, 2020 Community, Service
Princeton University establishes Summer Food and Nutrition Program to address pandemic-related food insecurity in Mercer County
To address food insecurity in local communities this summer due to the pandemic, Princeton University’s Campus Dining, Office of Community and Regional Affairs and John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement have established the Summer Food and Nutrition Program.
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 22, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Education, News
Medical Anthropology students capture the pandemic in thoughtful and personal ways
Once João Biehl and Onur Günay shifted instruction for their Medical Anthropology class online as a result of COVID-19, they encouraged students to think creatively about the health crisis. The students captured the pandemic in thoughtful and personal ways that might serve as documents for future students and academics who study the impact of COVID-19 on 2020 America.
June 18, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Podcasts
Dancing with Ourselves: Performing Arts and Movement in the COVID Era
Social distancing has devastated the performing arts and changed how we move through public spaces. Rebecca Lazier, a Princeton senior lecturer in dance, considers the impact on artists, theaters and venues, and how we’re all navigating a new concept of togetherness.
June 16, 2020 Community, Health Care, Podcasts
Fortifying the Frontlines: A Pop-Up Nonprofit Pays Vulnerable Workers to Feed Hospital Staff
Natalie Guo ’12 took two problems — hungry healthcare professionals and unemployed restaurant employees — and created one solution: Off Their Plate, a donation-funded program paying chefs and shift workers to provide meals to health care staff.
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