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Socializing from a distance- how the Pathology PhD students are staying connected during the Coronavirus

Socializing from a distance- how the Pathology PhD students are staying connected during the Coronavirus

Socializing from a distance- how the Pathology PhD students are staying connected during the Coronavirus

The spring of 2020 will not soon be forgotten. It is the semester that everything in the whole world changed forever. Has there ever been an event like the Coronavirus that has both divided and united the whole world? As the PhD students in Pathology were sent home to study and work as best they can from their apartments, and houses, their situations are as varied as their personalities. Some are home with children and learning how to be home-school parents, some are home with family and pets, some with significant others or roommates, and some are alone. We are a community, and our community goes on during this time in new ways! We are now gathering virtually each week over Zoom to check-in with each other, to catch up on our situations, and to share some fun with trivia games. Each week we also host a mystery guest from our larger community of faculty and alumni adding even richer dimensions and building towards the future.
Mom and daughter with bunny ears

Suzanne and daughter Zoe making the best of being home from school and work in Easter week.

Laura Valente’s cat “Goose” is helping her study from home.

Claire’s Cat is helping her with her work too. Furry and fabulous!

Risa’s bunny keeps her company during the isolation.