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Pandemic presents an opportunity for small liberal arts colleges to change

Colgate University is a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Colgate University is a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Beth D. Benedix, DePauw University and Steven Volk, Oberlin College and Conservatory In their newly released book, “The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College,” Steven Volk, emeritus professor of history at Oberlin College, and Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies and community …

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¿Conviene hacerse el sueco con el coronavirus?

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Shutterstock / OPOLJA Salvador Peiró, Fisabio La respuesta sueca a la COVID-19 ha sido mucho menos intensa que en cualquier otro país europeo, incluyendo sus vecinos nórdicos. Suecia no sólo eludió los confinamientos generalizados sino que mantuvo abierta la escuela primaria, continúa desaconsejando el uso de mascarillas (salvo situaciones específicas) y hasta hace poco mantenía sin aislar a los contactos …

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Guilty or innocent? In virtual courtrooms, the absence of non-verbal cues may threaten justice

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that courtrooms have been forced to become virtual, but is the long-term adoption of technology a threat to justice? (Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that courtrooms have been forced to become virtual, but is the long-term adoption of technology a threat to justice? (Shutterstock) Vincent Denault, Université de Montréal Since the beginning of the health crisis, Canadian courts, like those in other countries, have been making a technological shift. The number of proceedings filed online have increased and the …

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Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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Shutterstock Alan Bradshaw, Royal Holloway Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social orders where new conventions and senses of self and kinship are forming. They are finding that a brand new coronavirus culture is emerging, and with it, many unexpected questions. The …

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Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams

A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online. martin-dm/E+ via Getty Images

A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online. martin-dm/E+ via Getty Images H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University The holiday season is already a booming time for online shopping. The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the likelihood that when people shop this holiday season, they will choose online shopping over brick-and-mortar stores. However, this also means …

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COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates

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Shutterstock Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to …

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How reading habits have changed during the COVID-19 lockdown

People have sought more security and safety in their reading. Andrii Kobryn/Shutterstock

People have sought more security and safety in their reading. Andrii Kobryn/Shutterstock Abigail Boucher, Aston University; Chloe Harrison, Aston University, and Marcello Giovanelli, Aston University During times of crisis, people find themselves faced with lifestyle changes. One of the earliest and most noticeable changes seen during the COVID-19 lockdown was how we consume media — and especially how we read. …

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