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Social media — the 21st century’s strategic weapon of mass destruction

Erin Russ, 2019-2020 fellow. This piece was originally posted on The Hill. "According to researchers, almost half of the tweets discussing the virus appear to be bots, including approximately 620 of the 1,000 most active accounts and 41 of…
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How to save the class of 2020

Abra McAndrew, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Hill. "Thanks to a virtual commencement season, members of the Class of 2020 wondering “Now what?” could use some of their new found free time…
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Tucson sixth-grader: The pros and cons of learning from home

Zachary Crimmins, 2020. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. "As a sixth-grader who has been participating in school from home for over six weeks, I have figured out that some things about…
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4 Immune-Boosting Tips From an Integrative Medicine Expert

Victoria Maizes-2014-2105 Fellow. This piece was first published on Elemental. "While many scientists and researchers are fervently searching for the critical, targeted antiviral or anti-inflammatory approach that will effectively treat people who become ill with Covid-19, the…
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FROM ONE WHITE WOMAN TO ANOTHER: SELF-CARE IS NOT FOR US

Lauryn Bianco, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine. "I’m not the only one sheltering in a self-care bubble. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to proliferate throughout American life, we have seen a ramp-up…
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Tucson teacher: Re-imagining schools in the wake of COVID-19

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Since the outbreak of COVID-19 forced Arizona schools to close their doors in March, I’ve heard many folks lament that schools as we…
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STEM Equity and Inclusion (Un)Interrupted?

Beth Mitchneck, 2014-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published on Inside Higher Ed. "The pandemic will negatively impact the careers of women in STEM, particularly those of color, and failure to respond could jeopardize years of…
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More is not necessarily better….

Paloma Beamer, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published on Medium. "The failure of the paycheck protection program underscores the issues and barriers that prevent federal programs and regulations from benefiting the local small…
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You can take the person out of the natural area…

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Springer Nature Sustainability Community. "...But you can’t take the nature out of the person. Citizen science phenologists are persisting in observing, despite COVID-19 disruptions in site…
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Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19

Aileen Dingus, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was originally published on Thrive Global. "I’m going to voice a surprising opinion. I am grateful for COVID-19. Don’t get me wrong, I loathe the fact that it’s wreaked so…
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