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COVID-Stories: An RA with an International Co-op

Gabrielle Brizzi had been looking forward to her dual country co-op, especially since she has been in classes for six straight terms, and this is the only co-op her plan of study offers her. However, due to COVID-19 it as cancelled. She was also forced to find new housing as she was an RA, and the university no longer required RAs due to the pandemic.

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Inside Look: Homelessness and COVID-19

Lots of us experienced what it’s like to lose housing for the first time as a result of the pandemic. How is Philadelphia homeless population doing during the midst of all of this?

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Sources: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdawd/the-coronavirus-outbreak-is-leaving-college-students-with-no-place-to-live

https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2020/May/The-New-Normal-Stories-of-Drexel-Students-Living-on-Campus-During-COVID-19/

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-homeless-philadelphia-pennsylvania-convention-center-20200323.html

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/philadelphia-coronavirus-quarantine-site-homeless-holiday-inn-20200323.html

Project HOME: https://www.projecthome.org/

One Step Away: https://www.osaphilly.org/

Inside Look: Westphal Students Taking Action

Since Drexel is operating virtually, it is impossible for most of Westphal’s hands-on classes to be moved online. Plus, their industries are at a standstill, so it is very hard for them to secure co-ops.

A group of Westphal students decided to take action to solve these issues. Fill out their survey (for all students, parents, or Drexel affiliates) here:

https://forms.gle/sv48q8i6QafbNnJQ8?fbclid=IwAR1b4XJ8LzBY81cDY004ozGHeXN7qDPA2YkZSSIMmRmospWj4JaBp7XD1O0

For updates on the change.org petition, or anything else related to this issue check out their Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/246271316756568/?fref=nf

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