Latest links from the Heap…

  1. “There is a logic… that governs the totality of life on earth, and human history has been much more significantly shaped by that logic than by any of the stories we have told ourselves about who we are” — Justin E.H. Smith (Paris), who is NYC with symptoms of COVID, reflects on the pandemic
  2. Using Zoom for your online course? Beware “zoombombing” — such as “racist vitriol or pornographic content shared with the group by an unwelcome user”
  3. A crowdsourced list of schools that have instituted some kind of hiring freeze or pause — compiled by Karen Kelsky (via Malcolm Keating)
  4. Finding the online teaching experience a bit clunky? — Roy Sorenson (Texas) has an alternative, though apparently it has its downsides, too
  5. “The question is not whether to set priorities, but how to do so ethically and consistently, rather than basing decisions on individual institutions’ approaches or a clinician’s intuition in the heat of the moment” — Ezekiel Emanuel (Penn) and others on the allocation of medical resources during the pandemic
  6. “In Africa, millions will starve if the global economy enters a protracted downturn” — Alex Broadbent and Benjamin Smart (Johannesburg) on the challenges of knowing what anti-pandemic measures to take
  7. A new Dischord server aims to be a place where professional philosophers can share and receive academic support and advice — “We hope that through the channel, people from socio-economically different backgrounds will be able to seek help with setting up online resources for the very first time” (via Sahana Rajan)

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