Jennifer 8. LeeInteractive database of the crime statistics from major cities during COVID from @davidsabrams at citycrimestats.com. Interesting finding is that while *reported* crime generally dropped ~23% from baseline, homicides stayed level (because dead bodies don't get unreported?)
Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit in District Court in Boston Wednesday morning against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to University President Lawrence...
Jennifer 8. LeeThe lawsuits begin, from MIT and Harvard. “The order came down without notice—its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness” wrote Harvard President Larry Bacow. “We believe that the ICE order is bad public policy, and we believe that it is illegal.”
Jennifer 8. LeeBubonic plague has been used in biological warfare for centuries, from catapulting of infected corpses by the Mongol forces into Crimean city of Caffa in the 1343 to the infamous Japanese 731 division dropping fleas into Chinese city Chengde during WW II.
Jennifer 8. LeeBubonic Plague caused the Black Death which killed estimated 75-200 million people worldwide from 1346-1353, including an estimated 30-60% of Europe’s population. Historians consider it a turning point in the labor market as wages rose.
How does plague occur, and how is plague transmitted to humans?
Jennifer 8. LeeBubonic originally was a port city phenomenon because came over to US via 🐀 on ships. Then bacteria spread from urban rodents to rural ones, where it hangs out today. Prairie dogs are actually common carriers.
An Inner Mongolia city puts control measures in place after one confirmed case of the disease, which caused the Black Death in the Middle Ages.
Jennifer 8. Lee(Not sure why 🐑 picture didn’t show so posting article again for dramatic effect). From CDC: US still gets 1-17 cases of bubonic plague per year, mostly in West. Last urban plague epidemic in US was in LA from 1924-25.
"We wanted to take action and help this movement, so we developed a fortune cookie specifically for this movement."
Jennifer 8. LeeI love this. Oakland Fortune cookie factory 🥠🏭 creates Black Lives Matter solidarity cookies. Chocolate with BLM or a raised fist ✊🏾 on outside and anti-racist wisdom on the inside. In process of being translated to Chinese for the community 🥠 ✊🏾
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the ‘Top Five’ economics journals have a strong influence on tenure and promotion decisions, but actual evidence on their influence is sparse. This column uses data
Jennifer 8. LeeIn many other fields (history, law, literature, political science, medicine), there are many ways to earn stripes for promotion and tenure. But there is a "tyranny of the top 5" in economics, as explained in this piece by Nobel Prize winner James Heckman