Background: In January 2020, a virus known as covid-19 but more commonly referred to as the “Coronavirus” was identified in Wuhan, China. Highly infectious and with a roughly three percent mortality rate, the Coronavirus quickly spread outwards from China. By March 11th the World Health Organization declared the virus a “global pandemic.” On March 16th, following the guidance of the Maryland state government and the lead of private and public universities, both local and national, Goucher College closed its campus and switched to online classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
Our Vision: In this unprecedented time, we at the Q wish to share the stories and perspectives of Goucher students, faculty, and staff on the impact of the Coronavirus and how (or if) they are adapting. We are accepting a broad range of submissions including but not limited to creative writings, scanned artwork and photography, in addition to so-called traditional writing pieces. As all pieces will be published online, there is no fixed deadline for submission. We at the Q wish everyone a safe and healthy rest of the semester!
Featured Image: A Quiet Van Meter Highway devoid of the usual student crowd. Image Courtesy of Jay Garaycochea via the GopherApp
Special Thanks to Digital News Coordinator Marquis Kurt. Please check him out on GopherDon
Stories from Goucher
- The Alternative to an Antiquated ResponseBy Sam Anderson '21 In the years since 1918, Goucher College and the world have experienced many changes. The two most notable of which for the small, liberal arts college … Read more
- A Tale of Two Presidents: A Suggestion for the Fall SemesterBy Sam Anderson Our former President, José Bowen, and current President, Kent Devereaux, have both made their way into the pages of major publications covering higher education’s response to the … Read more
- Abroad Students’ Experiences of Waiting, Watching, and WonderingBy Sam Anderson In my recent article for The Quindecim called, “Waiting, Watching, and Wondering: A Response to Kent’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” I wrote that I had heard … Read more
- Waiting, Watching, and Wondering: A Response to Kent’s Leadership in the COVID-19 PandemicBy Sam Anderson A few weeks ago in an article published to The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 16, 2020 entitled, “How College Leaders Are Planning for the Fall,” … Read more
- Life in the Age of CoronavirusBy Monica Valdez Ramos COVID-19, a virus that changed my life rapidly. Hearing "coronavirus" on repeat whenever I open social media, when I wake up hearing my mom tell me … Read more
- A JERUSALEM ISRAELI’S FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMICLogo of Mobileye Intel, an Israel safe-driving startup. Courtesy Jonathan Trauner '16 When the Covid-19 virus first arrived in Jerusalem Israel two weeks ago, my workplace Mobileye Intel, a global safe-driving … Read more
- A Gopher in Musherib: Life under Quarantine in the Arab GulfHandshakes, hugs and sighs of relief filled the air outside the Intercontinental Katara, in Doha, Qatar. An unusually cool breeze had settled as the Rolex clock on the curbside chimed … Read more