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The US vs. Turkey: A comparison of COVID-19 responses

Published 11/04/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Noreen Mohsin | 11/04/2022

As of June 9th, 2021, 64% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated. Yet in several states such as Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, COVID cases have been rising over the past several weeks (“COVID Restrictions”). In Turkey, despite the number of cases declining significantly since April 2021, only 14.6% of the population has been vaccinated (Bhatia).


Hanah Jun Mayan Peninsula

Mayan Peninsula in the Midst of COVID-19

Published 11/06/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Hanah Jun | 11/06/2022

The Yucatán peninsula is a key case study of the struggle in choosing between economic and public health. This paper explores the intersection of public health, regional economics, and global market development as it relates to the Yucatán peninsula. More specifically, this paper will investigate the intersection of the Yucatán peninsula’s regional economy and the impact of COVID.



Korea's Key Influence in Global Entertainment

Published 11/07/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Daniel Lee | 11/07/2022

The advent of streaming and AR/VR has represented a dramatic change in the entertainment industry as the manner in which consumers consume media has been disrupted. However, another dramatic seismic shift lies within the content that consumers choose to consumer. Aided in part by the technology, the world has chosen a new genre entertainment, and one that is in line with the proverbial phrase, “The Future is Asian”.