On June 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration issued a “final rule” implementing changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in certain health programs or activities”. This final rule tapers the efforts of changes made in 2016 by the Obama Administration, as it eliminates … Continue reading Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention
Written By: Ratan Kaliani These are unprecedented times. Too often in our lives, we hear these words and brush off the issues we’re facing. After all, when you’re facing a monumental crisis with no end in sight, it’s easy to resign yourself to the fact that there’s nothing you can do. If all of the progress and human innovation we’ve accomplished over the millennia can’t … Continue reading Transforming Education in the COVID Era
As the novel coronavirus rapidly develops, individuals are urged to understand important health information and adapt their behaviors to prevent the spread. Within the tornado of varying COVID-19 information, there is a continuous underlying expectation for individuals to be health literate. Continue reading Health Literacy: The Key to Navigating the COVID-19 “Infodemic”
On March 25th, 2020, the most powerful computer on the planet exceeded a speed of 1.5 exaFLOPS, meaning a speed of 1,500,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second. This computer is not some massive supercomputer in a top secret lab, but a network of computers all over the world owned by ordinary people. The effort coordinated by the Folding@Home organization sent out simulations to be solved by anyone … Continue reading Crowdsourcing: Fluke or Future?
The Pandemic’s Effect on Education As schools scramble to work toward reopening in the fall, they are faced with many different concerns. Educators and health officials alike are wrestling with the prospects of remote learning or altered in person education as they attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The virus threatens to derail the structure of education as we know it and impact the … Continue reading Widening Gaps: A Result of COVID’s Discrimination
We asked 15 international students about how ICE’s newest policies would have affected them and how the initiation of these policies made them feel. We invite you to read these students’ stories, as well as more about these policies Continue reading The Policy Might Be Gone — But the Fear Isn’t: International Students’ Reflections on ICE’s Response to COVID-19
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS IN THE WAKE OF A PANDEMIC Each year, over three million high school seniors across the country apply to college. For the most part, the application process has stayed fairly constant over the years. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, rising seniors all over the country are staring at a black box. What are colleges looking for? This year’s college application process … Continue reading GPA, SAT, and …COVID-19?