News: COVID-19

Parole and Probation Reform in the COVID-19 Era

Illustration by Sally Deng courtesy of Human Rights Watch Columbia University’s Justice Lab produces research and engages with diverse constituencies…

August 14 @ 4:37 pm

Columbia School of Social Work Launches Social Work Action Lab for Social Justice

Born in response to COVID-19, the Action Lab now includes an Action for Black Lives campaign addressing police violence and…

June 30 @ 3:02 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 @ 8:17 pm

With COVID-19 Grant, Students Launch Program to Ease Social Isolation Among Washington Heights Seniors

Left to right: Daniella Spencer-Laitt (MSW’20), Amanda Weiss (CC’17, MSW’20) and Jennifer Strauss (CC’16), founders of WH Senior Link. Want…

May 29 @ 7:56 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 @ 9:01 pm

Prof. Ruha Benjamin Calls on Class of 2020 to Become “Champions of the Social Contract”

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Professor Ruha Benjamin at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21 @ 9:34 pm

Social Work Joins with Public Health to Frame a Response to COVID-19 Stigma and Racism

Interdisciplinary social work and public health panel addresses the long and unfortunate history of discriminatory behaviors, actions, and policies in…

May 13 @ 9:39 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 @ 4:57 pm

During Pandemic, In-House Expertise Anchors Faculty New to Teaching Online

Kristin Garay and Johanna Creswell Báez of the School of Social Work’s Online Campus welcome instructors to a special webinar…

April 24 @ 4:55 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 @ 10:33 pm

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