Sep. 7, 2021 1:46 pm
Pandemic hardship is about to get a lot worse for millions of out-of-work Americans
Nearly a third of those currently unemployed come from three sectors of the economy: health care and social assistance; accommodation and food services; and retail trade.
Jun. 24, 2021 9:00 am
PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic
There was a modest national decline in overdose mortality from prescription opioids from 2017 to 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of these advances, say researchers from Penn State.
Jun. 1, 2021 2:55 pm
Going beyond ‘back to normal’ — 5 research-based tips for emerging from pandemic life
How should you choose what to rebuild, what to leave behind and what new paths to try for the first time? Clinical psychological science provides some helpful clues for how to chart your course out of pandemic life, says guest columnist Bethany Teachman.
May 18, 2021 6:43 am
How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history
In 2020, guest columnist Adam Clulow asked four undergraduate history majors to design a fully functional video game with a clear educational payoff. Now he believes the experience offers a template for transforming the humanities classroom.
Apr. 28, 2021 1:13 pm
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Asian American young adults. Why is no one talking about this?
"The reality is that white supremacy runs so deep in America that even reversing racism would not undo the disparities in health outcomes such as suicide," says guest columist Amelia Noor-Oshiro.
Apr. 13, 2021 10:04 am
How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job
More than 75% of the teachers surveyed by guest columnist Ain Grooms reported a negative sense of belonging, especially when they thought school districts would not devise policies to actively address equity and racism.
Apr. 6, 2021 8:31 am
US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it?
The abolitionist group Police Free Penn has been calling for the repatriation and reburial of the remains that are part of the Morton Collection at the Penn Museum. The group is holding a direct action at the Museum on Thursday, April 8.
Apr. 2, 2021 11:48 am
For Black cowboys — from North Philly to small-town Texas — horses and riding are a way of life
Photojournalist Ron Tarver, on the faculty of Swarthmore College for the past 13 years, talks with The Conversation's Nick Lehr about the Western Wranglers in Brewerytown, and his work for the Inquirer and National Geographic.
Mar. 26, 2021 10:46 am
When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions teachers and parents are asking
Guest columnist Dr. James Wood, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, looks at the risk children getting COVID and when vaccines might be available for them.
Mar. 23, 2021 12:21 pm
Giving while female: Women are more likely to donate to charities than men of equal means
Women also show a greater preference for collective giving and other collaborative charitable efforts than men. Most people who take part in giving circles are women, say guest columnists Tara Skidmore and Charles Sellen.