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Monday, April 27, 2020

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University offers housing for front-line workers

Washington University has stepped up to help health-care workers and first responders who need somewhere to stay while working to care for the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. The university is providing rooms and meals at the Knight Center and the Lofts apartments.

COVID-19 survivors needed to donate blood plasma

COVID-19 survivors are needed to donate blood plasma. Infectious diseases physicians at the School of Medicine have developed an expanded access program to give blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to critically ill patients.

Marshall elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Anthropologist Fiona Marshall of Arts & Sciences joins the likes of songwriter and activist Joan Baez and former Attorney General Eric Holder as a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced last week.

Performers find solace and salience in song

Listen to the cast and crew of “Twins: The Musical”; the singers of the Sensasians a cappella group; and the alumni members of Mosaic Whispers, the university’s oldest all-gender a cappella group, perform songs both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Soot may not be only worry with cookstoves

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering spent two weeks in India cooking with local residents. They found that soot wasn’t the only worrisome byproduct of traditional cookstoves; organic carbons are causing problems, too.

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WashU in the News

Understanding the spread of COVID-19


See how much more people are calling for help because of coronavirus in N.J.

Teaching online during a pandemic is hard, and it’s harder for these kinds of classes

St. Louis Public Radio

When states reopen, here’s what surviving small businesses have to plan for


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Campus Voices

‘Five myths about the safety net’

Poverty expert Mark Rank, of the Brown School, writes an op-ed in The Washington Post addressing misconceptions about America’s welfare programs, which many Americans may turn to during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A new report from the Brown School’s Clark-Fox Policy Institute focuses on the impact that high-quality early childhood care and education can have on children, families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically brought home the issue’s importance.

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