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Christina Ciocca Eller

Considering the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education Inequality in the United States

June 1, 2020

Amid the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, the 2019-2020 academic year has come to a close for most college and university students in the United States. Yet many are asking: now what? Higher education leaders are offering some answers, speaking to immediate concerns like whether teaching and learning will take place on colleges campuses come the fall, how financial arrangements will be handled, and what scaled-up virtual learning might look like.

But other, longer-term issues remain, perhaps with even more consequential implications for the U.S. higher education sector. One of the most pressing, argues Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies, Christina Ciocca Eller, is how to understand and address longstanding inequalities between students from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, especially in light of COVID-19.... Read more about Considering the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education Inequality in the United States

2020 Hoopes Prize Winners

2020 Hoopes Prize Winners

May 18, 2020
Conratulations to Nada Attia for her thesis, “Let’s Talk about Sexually Transmitted Infection: Exploring Arab Immigrant Mothers’ Conceptions Surrounding HPV, Cervical Cancer, and Its Methods of Prevention”—nominated by Professor S. V. Subramanian; Trevor  Ladner for his project entitled “Blackness on the Whiteboard: Teaching Race and Racism in Mississippi Social Studies Education”—nominated by Mr. Thomas Wooten; and Maribel Nava for her project entitled “State Carceral Institutions and Community Identity in Rural America:... Read more about 2020 Hoopes Prize Winners
Caitlin Daniel won the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science's postdoctoral award

Caitlin Daniel won the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science's postdoctoral award

April 28, 2020
Congratulations to Caitlin Daniel, who won the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science's postdoctoral award!  This very competitive award recognizes "work of notable quality, potential, and/or likely impact on the field completed by a postdoc in the population health sciences." Read more about Caitlin Daniel won the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science's postdoctoral award