COVID Between the Coasts

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In 2020, WNIN, the Center for Innovation and Change at the University of Evansville and ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? collaborated on a seven month research and reporting project to find stories of the coronavirus pandemic in seven Midwestern states. Here are those stories. COVID Between the Coasts is an ongoing project. If you know of a Midwestern story of the pandemic that has not been told, let us know.

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The reporting was research driven. Dr. Darrin Weber and his fall semester ChangeLab class students, Maya Frederick, Timmy Miller, Ethan Morlock and Pearl Muensterman gathered, cleaned and created visualizations of demographic and coronavirus data in our selected region. Their work culminated in an extensive data visualization of the coronavirus progression in our seven state project area. Learn more about the app and research.

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WNIN's bilingual podcast and our ambitious collaborataion with the University of Evansville on COVID-19 coverage were among the winners in regional competition.

Churches Playing Key Role in Vaccinations

Apr 15, 2021
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As efforts expand to get people vaccinated for the coronavirus, more organizations and businesses are getting involved. 

COVID Year- Dr. David Smith, EVSC

Mar 17, 2021
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EVSC superintendent on his early memories of the pandemic, and how they dealt with the challenges of getting students back in the classroom.

COVID Year- Dr. Gina Huhnke

Mar 14, 2021
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COVID Year- USI President Dr. Ronald Rochon

Mar 7, 2021

USI president discusses their move to all online classes in two weeks at the start of the pandemic, and his decision not to furlough any staff.