My essay about life during the pandemic was published in “The Boston Globe” as part of the Boston Book Festival’s At Home Boston community writing project. The essay was also published on the Boston Book Festival blog: https://bostonbookfest.org/2020/06/26/athomeboston-hilltaylorthompsonshareefandersonleebarnett/.
As face coverings become the new normal, they are having a profound psychological effect on society and the individual. Seemingly just functional, they are having other unexpected effects – creating distance, perhaps reinforcing fears, and becoming a way to make a statement, whether a fashion or political one.
To give a bit of contemporary context, decorative face coverings were a part of the Marine Serre Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear runway, as well as streetwear and rave fashion before they were ...
I wrote a roundup of geek-themed face coverings for this weekly geek fashion newsletter.
Many weeks ago, back when coronavirus was still a punchline, my boyfriend Marcial asked half-jokingly how we would see each other if there was a quarantine. He lives in Boston, and I live in New York City. I scoffed at the idea of such a thing happening. But I am a planner, so I started thinking about the “what if,” anyway.
My job only required a standard computer and internet access, whereas his required additional computer hardware and specialized software. I live with a roommate, and he li...
Musicians and other artists thrive on bringing people together, and they have been especially hard hit during this pandemic. The mission of The Soundshop is to support members of the music community. We typically do so through in-person events, but we have had to pivot and find both ways to hold virtual events and ways to assist musicians.
We have pulled together some resources that can help musicians get through this difficult time. Let us know if you have any other recommendations that you ...
The music industry has been hard hit during the coronavirus crisis, but different people in the music world have found creative ways to respond to the need for social distancing. The Soundshop is highlighting the alternative roles of music in the age of COVID-19 with a series of guest blog posts. If you have an idea you’d like to contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we’re all stuck at home unable to put on or attend live concerts, it’s a good time to catch up on all of the albu...
This post from January 2019 achieved MoMath's highest reach/engagement since July 2018 within 8 days.
David Eisenbud, Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (@mathmoves), enjoys the #MoMath1 geometric selfie mirror at the @NatMathFestival #2019NMF
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The Soundshop on Instagram: “The Soundshop community will be well-represented at the @mondo.nyc music/tech festival!”
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I wrote a piece ("How a Non-Pet Owner Became a Rabbit Volunteer" on page 21) for the February 2019 issue of THUMP, the NYC Metro Rabbit Newsletter
Year Expected to Graduate
In August 2018, second-year occupational therapy (OT) student Carla Bazan travelled to the mountains of Abancay and the jungles of Tarapoto in Peru to introduce occupational therapy to the local community.
“I wanted to incorporate my knowledge of occupational therapy that I had thus far learned from the OT program at NYIT to educate the people there,” said Bazan, who attended two medical missions organized by the Peruvian American Medical Societ...
Nursing student Catherina Davius moved to New York from Haiti when she was 13 years old, but she has never forgotten her roots. Over the summer, she went back to her place of birth to distribute backpacks full of school supplies to children at underserved schools and churches.
“I always felt it’s important to give back,” Davius said. “When I got to NYIT, I met so many people that have helped me throughout this journey. This is my last year, and I felt like I’m taking everything in, and I’m no...
On September 15, NYIT students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends came together on a beautiful, sunny day to watch the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. “This event is a wonderful way to bring the NYIT community together to socialize, meet old and new acquaintances—all while enjoying a day together beyond the NYIT campuses,” said Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D., associate dean of NYIT School of Management and executive director for the Debra A. Vogel Student Advancem...