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Marketing the COVID-19 vaccine (access required)

Isar Kiani

Widespread vaccination across the United States has created hopes for life and the economy to revert to normal. With a steady decline in the number of positive cases and deaths, vaccination advocates seem to have found greater support for their cause. By the ...

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Admissions to elite U.S. colleges: The case for a lottery (access required)

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It is now late March and there is a considerable amount of anxiety among high school students, particularly those applying to elite colleges, about their admission prospects. To comprehend why the process for selecting applicants at such institutions is in ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic and governance in the West (access required)

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The COVID-19 pandemic-induced losses in human lives and economic well-being have recently led many authors such as Nicholas Christakis, Scott Galloway, Ivan Krastev, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge and Fareed Zakaria to write books in which they worry about the causes ...

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A call for backup for human services (access required)

Sara Passamonte

The human services field is a collective of helpers; some have formal licenses; some are peers with lived experience and unmatched empathy; some have what seems like endless patience; and some are drained from weeks, months, or years of supporting ...

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Examining John Mills’ ‘On Liberty’ in these pandemic times (access required)

Patrick Burke

As New Yorkers we are in our 10th month of government, through Executive Order, imposed restrictions, lockdowns, and social gathering limitations. The concept of liberty or freedom is one that has occupied the attention of philosophers and leaders throughout the ...

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Do we gain or lose by using social media? (access required)

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

The term social media refers to websites and applications or apps whose general objective is to permit people to share content speedily, efficiently, and in real time. Although many people now access social media through a variety of smartphone apps, ...

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A new opportunity for Rochester’s students (access required)

Jerome Underwood

In spring 2020, Rochester, like the rest of our nation, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine months later, the impact of COVID-19 on our city’s most vulnerable families, students and schools has presented us with extraordinary challenges and ...

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‘Let there be light’: Living in extraordinary times (access required)

Mark Zupan

A few years ago, Alfred University chose “Outside of Ordinary” as our tagline. Who knew then how prescient the choice would prove to be with the onset of COVID! While the past ten months have presented an immense challenge to ...

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Marketing planning for when it’s ‘normal’ again (access required)

Isar Kiani

Many businesses are struggling with the uncertainty of whether and when they can reopen and resume their operations. With the COVID-19 pandemic still present, state and local governments keep setting new directives in order to ensure public safety. For businesses ...

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Coronavirus changed our approach to education — and we shouldn’t look back (access required)

Larry Frye

Improvisation is a bad fit for most of American education. Our system is overwhelmingly standardized, predicated on the notion that there are certain nuggets of information to be stuffed into the heads of our schoolchildren: take the number of nuggets, ...

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