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This Podcast Will Kill You: A Review

By: Brooke Verfuerth Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann-Updyke With the recent global events, there has never been a better time to educate yourself on disease science. This subject can be overwhelming for people without any background knowledge. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an introduction to the scientific process; showcasing how much information there […]

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Why did UW-Madison switch to saliva-based testing?

By: Tony Toczycki Since the beginning of the spring semester, UW-Madison students living on campus or in the greater Madison area have been testing twice per week for COVID-19. After receiving a negative test result, a green checkmark through the Safer Badgers app gives students access to buildings. UW-Madison added saliva tests developed by UIUC […]

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NIH and the Racial Disparities in Academia

By: Meredith Battaile In the field of research, the most innovative and groundbreaking ideas from scientists of diverse backgrounds are trumped by the harmful grievances of their white counterparts. In academic medicine in the U.S., Black scientists are inexcusably underrepresented by about 6-fold. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest research institute in […]

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article Spring 2021

The Untold Story of Freshmen in a Pandemic

By: Lucy Steffes This year’s freshman class began their college experience unlike their predecessors. First year mechanical engineering student, Vahagn Yengibaryan, was unable to live in Madison during the fall semester. Instead, Yengibaryan took classes from his native country of Armenia, in a time zone ten hours ahead of Madison. Katie Hickman, a political science […]