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Tag: Centers for Disease Control
The Role of Experimentation and Medical Mistrust in COVID-19 Vaccine Skepticism
For many people in the United States, the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines symbolize hope for the end of a virus that has plagued this country and the world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 373,167 COVID-19-related deaths across the United States as of January 11, with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) being disproportionately impacted.
January 12, 2021
Navigating the COVID-19 Landscape: Strategies for Mature Citizens
Like many mature and retired citizens, a year ago I was making plans for using some of the funds I had squirreled away for visiting places on my bucket list, and for escaping the predictably cold winters in the Midwest where I live. Little did I know that my plans would not only be put on hold, but that they might be completely abandoned, due to the devastating effects of the coronavirus sweeping the world. While listening to health experts, several things quickly became clear.
September 3, 2020
Minnesota College Athletic Conference Cancels All Fall Junior College Contact Sports
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference, which consists of 24 two-year colleges located in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, has decided to cancel all junior college contact sports for the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference said its decision is in line with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and […]
July 8, 2020
CDC Issues New Guidance for Colleges and Universities
New Centers for Disease Control guidance for higher education institutions says campuses should encourage remote work for as many faculty and staff as possible, and where feasible, conduct virtual learning and hold staggered classes to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. “The more an individual interacts with others, […]
May 20, 2020
Pence, DeVos Discuss College Reopening With 14 College Leaders
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday held a call with 14 college and university leaders on the subject of “best practices to get students back to school in the fall,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He was joined on the call by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, […]
May 14, 2020
AACC, Other Conferences Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Hours after the American Council on Education (ACE) on Monday canceled its annual conference, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) followed suit canceling or postponing their own annual events in the face of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 10, 2020
College Student Wellness and Mental Health Are Growing Global Issues
Measles outbreaks across the United States have put a spotlight on student health, which already has taken on a heightened sense of urgency on college campuses worldwide as schools address increasing mental health issues and related problems among degree-seekers.
May 30, 2019
Tuskegee Names Lily D. McNair as President
The selection of Dr. Lily D. McNair as Tuskegee University’s eighth president is being hailed by university community members as precisely who the institution needs to ensure its future legacy in higher education.
May 9, 2018
Bill Cosby Isn’t a Victim
What I did not expect was that we would come to the close of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with protracted debates over whether Bill Cosby’s conviction rings hollow because other high-profile perpetrators remain free.
April 29, 2018
Researchers Double Effort to Enroll Women in Breast-Disease Study
Leaders of a landmark study aimed at heightening the focus on family medical history and genetic drivers that put some women at higher risks than others for developing breast disease are ramping up efforts to add Black females to their hoped-for pool of 100,000 participants.
April 1, 2018
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