I think there is something powerful in labeling our experience of this pandemic as a kind of grief. Even if no one in your circle has died from the virus, there is no shortage of material to fuel a sense of loss. When everything’s tallied up, dining out, daily routines, concerts, the gym and hugs have all been suspended.
In an attempt to simulate a portion of the college experience while taking remote classes, many incoming frosh have been in communication with classmates through group chats dedicated to searching for a place to stay in the Bay Area. Some members of the student body have opposed this choice, decrying this behavior as problematic and citing a long history of local gentrification and displacement.
Now with spring and summer quarter instruction behind them, instructors say they have adapted in a variety of ways to online teaching based on student feedback and academic research, ranging from distributing kits to students’ homes to making greater use of Zoom’s features.
Each fellow receives a stipend, workspace and the opportunity to reside for four to seven months at the Academy’s 11-acre campus in Rome, Italy.
The award, granted by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA), recognizes the “most distinguished book on any historical subject” written by a scholar who lives within the 22 states or four Canadian provinces of the Pacific Coast. This is the second award that he has won for the book, following a recognition on the “Financial Times” Best History Books of 2019 list.