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‘A deadly virus is robbing us of simple human interaction’

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Kenneth Remy, MD, at the School of Medicine, writes a poignant op-ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how COVID-19 has distanced loved ones from family members at moments when they need them most.

‘What do we teach our students about law and justice?’

Kimberly Norwood, at the School of Law, co-writes an analysis about her experience as a black American as the pandemic and the protests over killings of black people have unfolded. She questions if 2020 will lead to lasting change and ponders how to teach students about justice.

Documentary profiles ‘Ninja Turtle Backpack Guy’

A new documentary by 2020 alumnus Brian Goodfriend and rising senior Isabelle Roig profiles 2019 alumnus Demetri Kavadas. Better known as “Ninja Turtle Backpack Guy,” Kavadas was once described by Michael Bloomberg as the university’s “most famous icon.”

On the front lines: Jay Piccirillo

Otolaryngologist Jay Piccirillo, MD, professor of otolaryngology at the School of Medicine, discusses the loss of smell and/or taste that is sometimes associated with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Messages from university leaders on racial justice

In sadness, grief, anger, outrage and hope, university leaders have shared messages of our commitment and goals for action. Hear from Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, school deans, vice chancellors and more, in their own words.

Musical Postcards: Chancellor’s Concert

This spring, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, 76 musicians from ensembles representing all seven schools joined forces for the Chancellor’s Concert, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by remotely recording an excerpt from his 1808 “Choral Fantasy.”

On the front lines: Jessica Gold

Psychiatrist Jessica Gold, MD, at the School of Medicine, talks in this video about the impact the COVID-19 crisis has been having on mental health.

‘Fragile early childhood education system at greater risk’

Gary Parker and Atia Thurman, of the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School, write an op-ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, warning that many child care centers are struggling financially and may not survive the COVID-19 pandemic, a key concern for working parents and their employers.

‘Ageism in COVID coverage’

Members of the Friedman Center for Aging write on the Institute for Public Health’s blog about media coverage of COVID-19 and how it lumps people in their 60s and older into one monolithic group. But older adults are a diverse group, few of whom live in long-term care facilities, they write.

‘In Praise of Classrooms’

Peter Boumgarden, of Olin Business School, and Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, write a piece in Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, paying tribute to the lowly — and now sorely missed — classroom.