By Carlyn Kranking Medill Reports On March 16, Hewn bakery in Evanston had 65 wholesale customers. The next day, it had only four. As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, shutting down businesses and driving customers indoors, the Midwest’s grain supply chain strained under the pressure. At Hewn, the resulting loss of wholesale customers, […]
By Shivani Majmudar Medill Reports Amid this year’s global pandemic, the world is also fighting more frequent and severe hurricanes, larger wildfires and prolonged heat waves—indicative that climate change is real and it’s happening now. “We’re at the blinking yellow light,” said Laura Mattas, a graduate research student at the University of Maine’s Climate Change […]
Chinese international students under US-China tension: Are they changing their plans for the future?
By Amy Ouyang Medill Reports Since the winter break of last year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology junior Vivian Hou has been in China for almost a year. This is the longest “break” she has ever had since she went abroad to study in a U.S. high school seven years ago, she says, and what scares […]