The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many industries, but one of its biggest effects was the effect it had on education. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the pandemic has
An immigrant worker can be a Dominican sewing machine operator, a Russian constructor worker, or a Bulgarian meat processor. Yet, what these three workers have in common is that as immigrant workers, they
A demonstrator calls attention to income inequality during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York several years ago. Photo: Mat McDermott (CC-BY)Today, the magnitude of the economic inequality present in the
Since the introduction of COVID-19 in late December of 2019, COVID’s rampant spread has locked down families, communities and global economies. With a host of problems ranging from vaccine procurement to administration, Africa’s vaccination effort is in dire need of assistance.
Image credit: Wyeth Nutrition Science Center The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our macro-level societal functions and our micro-level personal lives cannot be understated. The pandemic has brought serious — and perhaps
Plastic usage has been on the rise with annual production now towering over 368 million metric tonnes, and single-use plastic (SUPs) production makes up approximately half of this huge figure (1). Despite a
Importance of transit systems Mass transit services serve millions of people by bus, train, and rail for work, education, and business purposes, among others. Throughout history, a reliable and accessible means of public
In this podcast, we discuss COVID's ongoing evolution and implications from the perspective of university students. Along with a discussion between three members of Northwestern's Global Research and Consulting Organization concerning COVID, we
By now, it’s evident that COVID-19 has upset regular practices of work, forcing whole organizations to work from home. Yet before COVID-19, physical workspaces were often seen as a liability for nonprofit
The re-energized advent of telemedicine has opened doors to additional opportunities that will not only reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate strains on hospital systems, but also expand access to healthcare and improve overall health outcomes for years to come.
The COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted to this
The S&P 500 has reached multiple record highs this year, despite the nation’s worst unemployment rate since the great depression. For many Americans, this obvious disconnect between the stock market and the economic health of America is confusing and hints at stark inequalities in society.
Nearly three-quarters of a million people have died due to the opioid epidemic from 1999 to 2018 (1). This crisis has affected individuals throughout the entire economic and geographic spectrum in the United