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As our world simultaneously becomes more unified and more divided over virtual spaces, we must think more critically about the systems that technology operates in, our relationship with technology as consumers, and the responsibilities of big tech companies.

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On Thursday, the Columbia Public Health Club held its inaugural event, “What’s going on with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?” featuring Dr. Stephen Morse, a professor of Epidemiology at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Beyond discussing action items for this limbo between the despair of the pandemic and the hope vaccines offer, he explained why […]

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Missing Ferris’ cake selection? Already tired of 2021? Fear not! Try this practically fail-proof recipe for a ~lucky~ cake to help celebrate a second fresh start this lunar new year.

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On Friday, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosted “Neurorights: Human Rights Guidelines for Neurotechnology and Artificial Intelligence,” as part of their Technology and Human Rights Series. Featuring Rafael Yuste, the talk discussed the rapidly advancing technology of neurotechnology and the need to expand the explicit legal definitions of human rights.

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On Thursday, the Dean’s Grand Rounds presented “Delivering Equity Through the Public Health System” where Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, Ph.D. and Julio Frenck, MD, MPH, Ph.D., spoke about the steps public health and policy need to take to help make access to the highest attainable standard of care a right and possibility for everyone.

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With hope on the horizon, we look towards the future with Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World with Fareed Zakaria in this week’s ISERP event.

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On Monday, the Columbia University Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience hosted an event exploring how an interdisciplinary approach incorporating neuroscience and psychology can inform ways to rethink the justice system to create better outcomes for all parties involved. When we think of seminars, we often think of a classroom setting and the exchange of […]

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In University Writing: Readings in Medical Humanities last fall, some sections had the chance to read, discuss, and respond to “Sentimental Medicine,” a thought-provoking essay by Eula Biss. In this October Virtual Narrative Medicine Rounds event, we had the opportunity to hear from Eula Biss herself, this time exploring the pervasive nature of capitalism and […]

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Despite being hailed as heroes in our Lit Hum readings, one can’t help but notice that in a different time and story, these heroes’ stories could be that of villains. Here, Staff Writer Phalaen Chang explores who they might be if reincarnated as Disney villains.

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