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NYU Offered Med Students the Chance to Graduate Early and Fight the Coronavirus. Dozens Volunteered.

by Joe Heim / March 30, 2020

New York University’s medical school announced Wednesday that it will allow members of the class of 2020 to graduate early to assist in the fight against coronavirus. The Grossman School of Medicine said in a statement that it would permit early graduation for its medical students in response “to the growing spread of COVID-19, and […]

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COVID-19 Disproportionately Affecting Black Men In Milwaukee — Including One Of Its Favorites

by Madison J. Gray / March 30, 2020

Lawrence Riley was described as a father figure for many in his neighborhood, serving as a surrogate for many who did not have a dad growing up.  “He was an iron man,” his son Elvaughn told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He was big, big, big in the community.” But despite the love the 6-foot-5 gentle giant gave to the world […]


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Coronavirus is Society’s Diversity Stress Test

by Emil Guillermo / March 02, 2020

I was among the 19 million people watching last Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Nevada, the first really diverse state in the nation on the campaign trail.  And while everyone beat up  Mike Bloomberg, I was waiting to hear someone pounce on an even hotter topic that surely would have made an  Asian Americans like myself […]

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Public Health Expert Says African Americans Are at Greater Risk of Death From Coronavirus

by Lonnae O'Neal / March 16, 2020

This week, the U.S. joined nations around the world in instituting sweeping emergency measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, schools and universities shut down, and concerts and conventions have been canceled. The NBA suspended the remainder of its season, along […]


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Medical Students Take to the Streets to Give Free Care to Detroit’s Homeless

by Ryan Bergeron / November 4, 2019

(CNN) Armed with care packages, clothes and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are putting their knowledge and boots to the pavement, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of a registered physician or nurse practitioner get on their bikes and look […]

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AG: State’s Universities Should Report Where COVID-19 Students Work, Live

by Howard Fischer / March 30, 2020

PHOENIX — Touting the importance of transparency, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Friday that state government and its universities should disclose where employees and students who came down with COVID-19 were working and living. In a formal legal opinion, Brnovich acknowledged that there are various laws governing both patient and student privacy. And he said […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]