IAS in the News, October 2020

  • Current IAS Residential Faculty Fellow Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH (Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health) has been honored with the Planned Parenthood Courage Award. Her work illustrates and examines racism as a public health crisis. Congratulations, Rachel! 
  • IAS Director Jennifer Gunn—who is an expert in the history of medicine—was quoted in a recent Star Tribune feature about how in 1918, pandemic and war halted the historic Minnesota-Michigan rivalry game. “I think there was, in some senses, a greater sense of compliance with the public health measures,” she says. “There was a shared sense of public good. But, as the flu seemed to let up, resistance to the measures grew.” Read more.
  • Many in the Twin Cities area know something about the history of Rondo—a primarily Black neighborhood in St. Paul that was demolished in the late 1950s and early ‘60s to make way for the I-94 freeway. Fewer know about the history of I-35W in Minneapolis, but that's something former IAS Residential Faculty Fellow and Advisory Board Member (2017–2020) Greg Donofrio and his students are working to change.
    2020-10-19 I-35W map
    1956 aerial photograph, Bryant neighborhood pre-freeway. Courtesy of University of Minnesota's Borchert Map Library.