At this week’s Countway Town Hall, we heard a message of mixed emotions, hope mixed with realism, expressed by our speaker Dr. Allan Brandt. He expressed deep concern over the political divide that has taken over this country, the social and racial injustices...
Please join Countway Library and the HMS Arts and Humanities Initiative for a virtual discussion with Guggenheim Fellow Kaitlyn Greenidge about Libertie, a novel about one of the first Black women physicians in the US.
This week’s message is a mixture of announcements and discussion points that I want to make sure staff are aware of. Some are in the planning stages; some are final decisions. There are a variety of topics this week—not focused on one particular theme.
Planning has started for welcoming additional faculty, staff and research groups to return to campus. Some groups will return prior to August (such as DBMI) while others will return throughout the summer and fall (i.e. administrative office staff).
CAT has had a number of working sessions to discuss and incorporate the feedback that was received surrounding the diversity plan. Attached is the compilation of edits, and this plan will be discussed and presented...
As we approach the second year of the pandemic, I have been reflecting on the lessons learned and how we have been able to quickly pivot our work, rethink how best to serve our community, and build connections despite these challenging times.
Steve Maiorisi, Chief Campus Planning and Facilities Officer, shared the attached slides with me this week. The charts and graphs exhibit HMS’s study space data and trends from February 19th to February 26th.
The COVID19 pandemic has stimulated the public conversation on health equity and disparities. At the Countway Library, we’ve been engaged in this conversation with researchers from all our affiliates through shared work on class assignments, grant proposals, and reviews.
At Countway we know from the medical, dental, public health, and graduate students who are using us that being open has played a very positive role in helping them emerge from the shutdowns, accomplish their academic work, and feel less alone.