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Jul 2, 2020
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
WooCast

With a dramatic uptick of coronavirus cases in many states, studies show young people comprise a disproportionate fraction of new cases. Historically, university students are more likely to take risks, so what will happen when they get back to campus? What do social distancing guidelines look like on a residential campus?

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Jul 2, 2020
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Research Briefs

Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of Covid-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went largely ignored until rising infection rates forced policymakers to take action.

Likewise, climate and environmental scientists have warned, for decades, that human activity is triggering global heating and another mass extinction could occur...

Jun 30, 2020
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
News & Awards

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is exposing and exacerbating health disparities in America, with Black and brown communities hit especially hard.

This was the theme of a Congressional hearing held June 23 by the House Budget Committee. Among the witnesses was Sir Angus...

Robertson Hall
Jun 27, 2020
News & Awards

Dear Community,

I hope you have had to a chance to read President Eisgruber’s message, sharing with the Princeton community that the University Trustees have voted to remove the name “Woodrow Wilson”...

Jun 23, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Research Briefs

The U.S. Congress is currently debating whether to build and operate a plutonium pit-production factory in South Carolina. It would be the country’s second; the first is in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Since the end of the Cold War, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been the sole U.S. center of expertise and producer of “pits,” the...

Jun 22, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Research Briefs

The avalanche of online content available to people around the world has outpaced humans’ ability to separate fact from what can be highly toxic and even dangerous fiction.

But helping people identify nefarious information online might be possible through inexpensive digital-media literacy outreach, according to a...

Freedom Fountain
Jun 22, 2020
News & Awards

Dear WWS Community,

Racism in the justice system and discrimination in the labor market and health care system are not new, but the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, and the disparate impacts of Covid-19 and the economic crisis on black and brown communities have laid bare how racism permeates every facet of...