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Evening the Scales

Some of the most widespread sources of information on the planet, Wikipedia’s articles are praised for their neutrality, but show significant biases in whom they cover. Rackham political science student Samuel Baltz spent most of 2020 working to change that by writing an article on women in political science every day.

Time Travel with Typewriters

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, Rackham alumna Meghan Forbes created a program that uses a retro strategy to encourage children to write: giving them access to typewriters.

Mining the Past

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, anthropology alumnus Colin Quinn helped start a program that connects a Romanian community with its mining heritage.

Unequal Treatment

New research led by Rackham public health Ph.D. student Delvon Mattingly shows Black COVID-19 patients in Michigan have nearly double the number of hospital stays and worse experiences with testing and care than their white counterparts.

Boosting the Signal

Tribal radio stations are important sources of healthcare information in Native American communities, which have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19. Ph.D. alumna Jana Wilbricht studied this crucial role, and helped two stations better reach their audiences.