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CSSW Alumni Join the Ranks of COVID-19 Contact Tracers in NYC

Social work training proves to be the ideal background for working at the community level to prevent the transmission of…

November 5, 2020 @ 11:02 pm

The Power of Collective Action

Illustration by Julie Winegard Coronavirus has exposed many fault lines in our society. We need to work together to enact…

August 14, 2020 @ 8:09 pm

Global Check-in with the CSSW Community on the Coronavirus Crisis

As the novel coronavirus spread around the globe and became a pandemic, the Columbia School of Social Work checked in…

June 18, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

Two Thousand Masks Arrive at the Social Work Building, a Donation from Chinese Alumni for COVID-19 Relief

Shanghai-based alumna Ting Ding (pictured) arranged for a delivery of surgical masks to her alma mater on Amsterdam Avenue. As…

May 27, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

Desmond Patton on Bridging the Digital Divide for New York City Schoolchildren in Pandemic’s Wake

The pandemic is widening the digital divide, along with learning gaps, among school-age children in New York City. Desmond Patton…

May 8, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

The Case for Smarter Parole in New York

WATCH FULL SHOW (35-minute listen) | COVID-19 PLAYLIST | EDITED TRANSCRIPT | RESOURCES In the 3/18/20 episode of Social Impact…

April 15, 2020 @ 10:33 pm

Days of Remote Possibility

Over the past two weeks, the novel coronavirus has reshaped life as we know it at Columbia University. I hope…

March 20, 2020 @ 7:40 pm

Addressing the Psychological Fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In mobilizing a response to the coronavirus, policymakers have yet to consider the mental health implications. A long-time member of…

March 18, 2020 @ 3:46 am

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