IAS in the News, November 2020

  • Current IAS Residential Faculty Fellow Rachel Hardeman (Health Policy & Management) spoke to NPR about the impact police violence is having on pregnant Black women and their babies.
  • Rachel Hardeman also spoke to the Washington Post about developing anti-racist curricula in medical education, and emphasized how courses that delve into systemic racism needs to be required. 
  • Former IAS Residential Faculty Fellow Erika Lee (Immigration History Research Center, History, and Asian American Studies) has launched a new project called Immigrants in COVID America, a resource and website documenting the health, economic, and social impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in the U.S.
  • Current IAS Collaborative convener Rebecca Shlafer (Pediatrics, Medical School) spoke to the Pioneer Press about the current COVID-19 outbreak at Stillwater prison, how people of color are both disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system and more likely to suffer complications from the coronavirus, and how important it is that we see incarcerated people as extensions of our community. 
  • Current IAS advisory board member and former Residential Faculty Fellow Catherine Squires (Communications; Associate Dean, HHH) recently spoke to the LA Times about the role of racial antagonism on hit TV shows like The Bachelorette and Big Brother, despite promises from both shows to “do better” in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.
  • Former IAS Residential Faculty Fellow Jimmy Patiño (Chicano & Latino Studies) spoke to the Star Tribune about the addition of an ethnic studies course to the Minneapolis high school curricula. Patiño is a part of the district’s ethnic studies advisory group.
  • Several IAS alums have received CLA awards! They include: 
    —Carl Fink (Dance) is a former IAS Collaborative convener and advisory board member (2005–2011) has been named CLA 2020 Dean’s Medalist
    —Richard Lee (Psychology) is a former IAS Collaborative convener and has been named the 2020 Melvin and Gertrude Waldfogel Scholar of the College
    —Katharine Gebner (History/Religious Studies) is a former IAS Residential Fellow and has been named a 2020 CLA Scholar of the College


Image credit: Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP. Washington Post.