To know virologist Akiko Iwasaki is to know that she is passionate about combatting sexism, power imbalance, and toxic behavior in academia.
Zoe ChanceInspiring and infuriating piece on the complexity of leading while female, by @scchak about [email protected] prof and COVID expert Akiko Iwasaki. A colleague I've never met, now my new hero.
You too can follow her at @VirusesImmunity
Regulating how fast to learn is critical for flexible behavior. Learning about the consequences of actions should be slow in stable environments, but accelerate when that environment changes. Recognizing stability and detecting change is difficult...
Yale’s Chief Investment Officer David Swensen has publicly instructed the firms who manage the University’s endowment to diversify their ranks — or risk Yale pulling its money from them. Swensen’s Oct. 2 letter — which went public on Oct. 23 — went...
Anand Giridharadas on politics, power, culture, and money.
Zoe ChanceOur @YaleSOM influence course started with a bang, with a visit from @AnandWrites. He broke our brains in the best way. So freaking eloquent, snappy and deep.
You must read #WinnersTakeAll if you haven't yet. And if you have, check out his newsletter
Zoe ChancePerdue is one of the wealthiest Senators, and has engaged in insider trading multiple times. Including $2.5 million after the Senate COVID briefing on March 2, 2020. He's also a climate denier and funded by the NRA.
Zoe ChanceDem leaders are throwing their weight behind @Ossoff because it's a race that counts & a candidate we can believe in. Ossoff is a media executive, investigative journalist, former Congressional staffer. His firm produces anti-corruption documentaries.
Electing Jon Ossoff is Democrats' best chance to Flip the Senate Blue. Chip in to send Jon to the Senate.
Zoe ChanceThe reason for record turnout for the 2017 House special race--was Jon @Ossoff. His campaign doubled the 2014 youth turnout and beat Congressional fundraising records. He was outspent by 2.5x and lost by only 3%.
"You'd sometimes have a good candidate run, but they had no capacity to raise money or get involvement from the national party. That’s changed now," one Democratic strategist said.
Zoe Chance2018 saw record turnout anyway, with a groundswell of progressive leadership and activism in Georgia. After Stacey Abrams narrowly lost to the man in charge of voter suppression, she founded Fair Fight and has registered 800,000 new voters.
Critics worry the state’s aggressive voter-roll purges will affect the presidential election.
Zoe ChanceAfter record voter turnout in 2008, Georgia enacted a deplorable "use it or lose it" voter suppression law. Since 2012, the state has purged 1.4 MILLION people from its voting rosters. 70% are Black.
Zoe ChanceThe party that controls each state legislature next year will decide how redistricting lines are drawn after the 2020 census. Democracy is in their hands.
Both NC and GA are notorious for voter suppression--but within flipping distance.
Latest forecasts and polls for the 2020 Senate elections by Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
Zoe ChanceThere are currently 3 tight races that can flip red Senate seats in key swing states for Biden, all with potentially flippable red state legislatures. They are Iowa, North Carolina, and Georgia.