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Coronavirus is changing everything.

The spread of coronavirus is a public health emergency that has drastically altered our every day lives. Whether it’s your retirement investments, your exercise routine or the way your kids are educated, many of our day-to-day activities are evolving.

IU experts are here to help you make sense of it all. “On Topic with IU: COVID-19” is a podcast that shares advice on how to adapt in the time of coronavirus.

The impact of a year of Covid on children and teens

We spoke with Dr. Jerry Wilde, a professor of educational psychology and dean of the School of Education at Indiana University – East, about the challenges of the last year for parents and children of all ages. While we’re still in the early days of understanding individual impacts, he says, there are some lessons to be learned and measures we can all take going forward.

Also, IU is now doing in-person outdoor tours again on a limited basis. That, and more, are all a part of this interview, which will be a great chat for new students and parents.

For more reading, here’s the Washington Post opinion piece we mentioned in the conversation.

And there’s some new Dutch research that suggests some people are, in fact, thriving.

College recruitment and admissions amid Covid concerns

Admissions offices everywhere worked hard to help prospective students amid Covid restrictions. Indiana University Admissions’ executive director, Sacha Thieme, knows that work firsthand. She talks here about how IU pivoted, how new ways they’re reaching students are creating success stories for her office, and what’s to come for new students.

Also, IU is now doing in-person outdoor tours again on a limited basis. That, and more, are all a part of this interview, which will be a great chat for new students and parents.

Click here, for more information about Admissions at Indiana University.

New CDC guidance and vaccines with IUPUI’s Shandy Dearth

Covid cases and hospitalizations are down and vaccination numbers are starting to climb. IUPUI’s Shandy Dearth, from the Fairbanks School of Public Health, talks about the optimism of the season, new advice from the CDC and about all of the vaccine options now on the market.

Click the player to hear the interview, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or on Stitcher. You can also get the feed from Spotify, TuneIn, or Anchor.

 

“On-Topic with IU: COVID-19” is produced by The Media School and IU Studios, and is available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you find podcasts.

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Hosted by

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith

Emily Miles

Emily Miles