For most, the pandemic has disrupted our routine lives, challenging jobs, family interactions, school and normal health care. For some, such as patients with spinal injuries, COVID-19 lockdowns disrupt an already challenging time – their recovery following spinal cord injury.
While every engineering program delivers a capstone experience, the Senior Design Clinic at St. Thomas School of Engineering is building momentum around a unique national model that company sponsors are embracing.
When Russian novelist and philosopher Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel lecture in 1970, he could have spoken on any topic he wanted. He could have shared his experiences of turmoil and perseverance living as an artist under Soviet censorship, but instead he spoke of the nature of art itself.
Five months after sending students home to finish spring semester online, St. Thomas faculty and staff put the finishing touches on preparations to allow the university to resume in-person instruction in the fall.
Children bring their whole selves into the classroom – their circumstances, their real-life experiences and their emotions. For some, that includes trauma triggered by traumatic events and situations experienced outside of school.
Many among the Twin Cities legal community reacted with swift and certain condemnation of Minneapolis police following George Floyd’s death, and then began reckoning with anti-Black racism and systemic injustices, particularly within the legal system.
COVID-19 has resulted in a range of economic and social impacts, from rising unemployment rates to health disparity among racial and ethnic populations. Amid the fallout, the pandemic has also highlighted the divisiveness over face covering guidelines and mandates.