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.

Students from two UE ChangeLab classes provided substantial data and reporting resources for this project. Explore their work here and the entire CBC series below. 

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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CBC S1 E7: Borders

Nov 15, 2020
June Leffler

There are many kinds of borders. Some of them caused friction in the Midwest during the pandemic.

On a Friday in September, Haley Edlin and Jenny Hockenberry were tying the knot in front of their family and friends in Louisville, Kentucky.

After years of sharing mutual friends and some on-again, off-again dating, the couple finally settled into a home, started a family, and planned a wedding.

CBC S1 E8: COVID Casts a Long Shadow Over Sports Scholarships

Nov 15, 2020
Melissa Rabell-Piñeiro

College careers delayed, hopes dashed. Midwestern high school athletes now have a much higher mountain to climb to get that D1 scholarship.