Article Summary and Commentary: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic

The Atlantic recently wrote a very interesting article about how America needs to prepare for a “double pandemic”. As new diseases continue to pop up and spread at a rapid pace, the chances of the world facing two pandemics at once are getting higher and higher. This article points out that “Having failed to leadContinue reading “Article Summary and Commentary: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic”

Anti-Racism Statement

The STEM departments at Barnard (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Math, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology)  join the millions of people around the world who are saying “enough” – enough race-based killing, enough brutality, enough systematic injustices that deprive people of life, liberty and peace. It feels long overdue to say thisContinue reading “Anti-Racism Statement”

EPA Chief Says Virus-Linked Looser Enforcement Rules ‘Very Mild’ – Article from Bloomberg Law

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency’s response to relaxing enforcement due to the noval coronavirus pandemic has been “very mild” compared to the Obama administration’s similar approach to natural disasters. In an interview on Thursday, Wheeler said the pandemic has put the Environmental Protection Agency in the unusual position of handling requests for guidanceContinue reading “EPA Chief Says Virus-Linked Looser Enforcement Rules ‘Very Mild’ – Article from Bloomberg Law”

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