Marlen Guerrero ’18, a Posse Scholar from Houston, Texas

Another Houston Storm

How did you move from hurricane relief to COVID? I work for a local home-repair coordination system, Harvey Home Connect. We help local nonprofits connect to clients. COVID hit, and since we had this base of clients that we knew were some of the most vulnerable in Houston, we figured why not connect people to […]
Hannah Springhorn '19 with girls she is worked with during her Watson Fellowship

Food for Thought

“I dove in headfirst, not speaking the language. I just started going to parks and meeting people, asking questions, and saying yes to a lot of things. It was a practice in showing up, day after day, relentlessly.”   Q: What is your project about? My project explores the relationship between food, culture, and body […]
Chloe Powers holding infant on Lesvos, Greece

Ever More Difficult

The people have not stopped coming. Since the beginning of the “European Migration Crisis” in 2014-15, millions of people seeking safety and freedom have risked their lives crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos. In the early days, people were able to move relatively freely from here to their destinations […]

The Root of the Crisis

“A lot of times viruses like this are often flare-ups,” she said, “more like Triple E (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) or another sort of virus that makes an appearance and then quickly dissipates.”  Of course, this wasn’t a flare-up, nor did it dissipate. As what emerged as COVID-19 continued to spread, Kaplan, an intern from the […]
Chris Vickers ’87

Rooms that Save Lives

  “I have always worked in companies that have a soul, more than just selling product. We’re helping save lives every day. …We really now feel a great responsibility to do whatever we can to help. And, we’re thankful that we have a product that can help.” —Chris Vickers ’87 For Chris Vickers ’87, business […]
Jamie Suzuki '14

In Waco, Education Meets COVID-19

“A lot of our kids don’t have internet access or laptops or computers,” said Suzuki, who works for Waco Independent School District’s (ISD) Career and Technical Education Department in Texas. “One of the biggest questions is what is online teaching going to look like when not all kids have access to the internet throughout the […]
Alice Wong Moughamian ‘98

In a Pandemic, Providing for the Most Vulnerable

“I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen fires. I’ve seen earthquakes. I was in the Dominican Republic when Hurricane George hit—I was in Peace Corps training. I survived the Ice Storm of ’98 at Colby. The Loma Prieta quake of ’89. I’ve seen my fair share of disasters. But nothing like this.”   Before COVID-19, what […]
Quark gluon plasma

What Are We Made Of?

“These are very appealing questions to anyone that wonders about the universe,” Bossi said. “They’re definitely intriguing and challenging—and almost philosophical—questions.” Now, Bossi, a Ph.D. student in experimental particle physics at Yale University, has added fuel to continue in her pursuit of answers—she has just won the Holy Grail for graduate students nationwide: a Graduate […]

A Molecular Chess Game

His research lab at Yale University, Newhouse Group, is pioneering the synthesis of natural molecules that lie at the heart of human biological functions and potential medicines. This month, he will receive the American Chemical Society’s Arthur C. Cope Scholar Early Career Award—the latest of many accolades. A molecular chess game At Yale, Newhouse leads […]
Mueller report with redacted areas text

Line of Defense

Among the allegations: posing as Americans to run bogus social media accounts, buy advertisements, and stage political rallies; and building computer systems in the United States to hide the Russian origin of their activity. “It talked about, in very plain language, exactly what they did and how they did it in order to conduct a […]