Scientists discuss the importance of building antiracist labs

Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe works in her lab

By Marisa Sloan Medill Reports Racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remains low, causing many academic leaders to seek guidance on how they can make their own labs more equitable and inclusive. A new paper, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology last month, provides just that. […]

Evanston food pantries serve community despite pandemic

Llyoandra Cooper stocking shelves in The Giving Storeroom

By Bennett Baker Medill Reports With brown paper bags full of donations covering every tabletop of The Giving Storeroom, shelves overflowing with cans and boxed food and two more large donations still on their way, coordinator Llyoandra Cooper knew it was time to spread the word. “I came in here as the bags were coming […]

Chicago schools grapple with the results of the 2020 election

By Catherine Henderson Medill Reports From the perspective of a civics classroom in Chicago, the 2020 presidential election changed the game. And students are paying particularly close attention to national politics. This election has forced teachers across the city to reframe their approach to civics education. Students are living in a polarized political climate in […]