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The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

The School of Arts & Sciences’Courtney Boen shares how the pandemic has affected sleep patterns.


ARS Technica

How ‘13 Reasons Why’ sparked years of suicide-contagion research

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted on why Hollywood needs to steer a middle course in the fictional portrayal of suicide.


The Guardian

Cold war echoes as Aukus alliance focuses on China deterrence

Neysun Mahboubi of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the United States’ actions to counter perceived Chinese ambition in the region and to contain China.


The New York Times

Why $46 billion couldn’t prevent an eviction crisis

Vincent Reina of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the challenges faced by officials, landlords, and tenants in distributing and accessing federal housing aid amid the pandemic. “We asked state and local governments to do something they’d never done before,” said Reina. “They had to design large programs with complex systems in real time, then modify them in real time—and at the same time, we’re expecting these programs to resolve longstanding problems in the housing market.”


Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Never Forget: Collective memory and trauma on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11th

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication spoke about the lasting impact of 9/11 imagery on America’s collective memory.