White House: All Traveling From New York Should Self-Quarantine

In the United States, the White House recently released a recommendation that anyone who has been in New York should self-quarantine for 14 days. Much of NYU’s student population has left New York City in the past two weeks, as NYU transitions to remote instruction. Currently, New York has the highest amount of cases in the US and continues to grow at an exponential rate. OCA asked 3 NYU Shanghai students about their thoughts regarding this recommendation.

Women in Time of the Coronavirus Zoom Call

International Women's Day, March 8, 2020, was celebrated all over the world with rallies, protests, marches, and more. At NYUSH, however, we celebrated with a Zoom Online Panel hosted by Joyce Tan of Diversity Initiatives. This panel, “Women in the Time of the Coronavirus,” featured Alex (Feifan) Li of BiedeGirls/别的女孩, Sakura Chan of GirlsUpShanghai, and our very own Jing Wang, a post-doc fellow at NYU Shanghai. All three of these women were not only impacted by COVID-19, but took this opportunity to stand up against gender bias and racism. Their acknowledgment of the behind-the-scenes efforts of women on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus raises awareness regarding questions of gender identity and the portrayal of women in social media.

NYU Asian Students’ Latest Threat: Racism

The beginning of the 2020 spring semester marked a new era for the NYU global community. All campuses within the NYU Global Networks have been or will be shut down soon because of the rapidly growing international COVID-19 pandemic. Although the entirety of the global community has come together, working tirelessly to relocate students and create online classes, students have had to encounter an unexpected challenge: the racism that followed the outbreak.