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“People are looking at the same data but coming to different conclusions”: How Universities are Planning for September

Thursday July 30, 2020 / By Karen J. Bannan

From The New Normal

I started reporting this story a month before it was due. My email to every university media relations department was the same: I am writing a story about... Read More

The Wheels of Justice Supercharged — and on Zoom

Thursday July 30, 2020 / By Karen J. Bannan

From The New Normal

A Q&A with Chief Justice of Michigan Bridget M. McCormack, who was at the forefront of the state of Michigan’s move to online hearings since proceedings... Read More

Tech Volunteering: How Things Get Done During a Pandemic

Thursday July 30, 2020 / By Melanie Mazanec and Emily Wright-Moore

From The New Normal

When the COVID-19 health pandemic first began to spiral out of control, organizations that provide crucial social services such as food stamps and unemployment... Read More

No Student is an Island

Thursday July 30, 2020 / By Alexandra Hohenlohe

From The New Normal

A University of Chicago plan to bring students back doesn’t do enough to ensure safety, says one student. Where’s the data?  The incoming University... Read More

“A crisis is also an opportunity to see what we weren’t seeing before”

Monday June 1, 2020 / By Cecilia Muñoz

From What to do Next

The harsh light of the Covid-19 pandemic has illuminated a lot of things that we weren’t seeing so clearly before: who government aid reaches and who it leaves... Read More

A condensed history of why government websites fail

Monday June 1, 2020 / By Hana Schank

From What to do Next

While the rest of the world has evolved to a place where we can track anything at all times and order anything from anywhere, government is hopelessly... Read More

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