In Other News from Columbia


Freeing Up Beds During the COVID-19 Crisis

Hospital Operations expert Carri Chan discusses how the public can help amid ICU capacity challenges and hospital delays, stressing the importance of testing and early treatment.

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SBA Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center is providing updates (including application processes) on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) ACT.

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Lincoln Mitchell on the Federal Response to COVID-19

Political Analyst Lincoln Mitchell discusses the Federal response to COVID-19, state bidding, prioritizing states, preservation of power and setting a bad example.

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Unemployed men march for jobs in New York City on May 31, 1909. (Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
What Lies Behind Soaring U.S. Unemployment Claims

Business School Professor Stephan Meier’s research shows that financial strains only scratch the surface for Americans facing job loss.

Research & Discovery

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Study: Ride-hailing Apps Like Uber and Lyft Linked to More Crashes

The services have facilitated over 11 billion trips in the U.S. since operations began in 2010.



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Data Scientists Launch Program to Generate Evidence on Treatments

The world’s electronic health records and other clinical databases hold promise for finding the best therapies and practices for treating patients with COVID-19.

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Mapping the Areas Most Vulnerable to Hospitalizations

An interactive mapping tool sheds light on health care capacity in counties with populations most at risk for severe COVID-19 infection.

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Researchers Awarded $2 Million to Develop Drugs for New Coronavirus

Four research teams at Columbia University will share the grant to mount an aggressive effort to identify potential antiviral drugs and antibodies.

Free Speech & Press

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Update on Knight v. Trump

Second Circuit Court denies a full court review of the decision holding that President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter. The Knight Institute says the decision was correct and well-reasoned.

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Covering the Pandemic

Columbia Journalism Review has been covering the coronavirus pandemic and its intersection with journalism.

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Year of Fear, Chapter Seven: Fear and Loathing in the Time of Coronavirus

The latest installment of Columbia Journalism Review and The Delacorte Review's essay series, The Year of Fear, talks about how a town in Western Pennsylvania is dealing with news of COVID-19.

Arts & Humanities

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Professor Marianne Hirsch, co-author of "School Photos in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference."
A New Book Looks at the History of School Photos

Professor Marianne Hirsch on the afterlife of student pictures, enduring memories and what she is reading now.

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Professor Rachel Adams and her son, Henry.
English Professor, Inspired by Child with Down Syndrome, Pursues Science Degree at GS

Rachel Adams returns to the classroom to study biology, the first step in obtaining a master's degree in genetic counseling.

Justice & Equity

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Recommendation for Youth Prisons During COVID-19 Crisis

Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice have issued a statement on how to safeguard the medically vulnerable populations in youth prisons.

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Low-Income Families with Children Need Cash During this Epidemic

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy conducted research showing that the economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be particularly severe for low-income households.

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How an Inmate-Run Newspaper Transformed a Notorious Prison

William Drummond, Columbia alumnus and current professor at UC Berkeley, talks about training inmates to be journalists at California's San Quentin State Prison.