The Philosophical Debate Over Masks and VaccinationsOct 12, 2021
That is the practical tightrope many institutions are walking in the context of a philosophical debate pitting personal liberty against social good. The libertarian-utilitarian tension, cogently described in the 19th century by John Stuart Mill, pits our personal liberty to live as we like against other people’s personal liberty or even the greater good of the community.
What Will the Fall Semester Look Like?Aug 9, 2021
For now, Zoom is a distant memory for the Fall semester of graduate school. But wait a couple of weeks and that could change, thanks to the Delta variant and America’s vaccination reticence.
We All Need Each Other to Get VaccinatedFeb 18, 2021
In order to reach herd immunity, 70% of the population must become immune. Contracting Covid has proven to convey only short-term immunity, meaning that the vaccine is the only route. With children comprising 27% of the state population, nearly every adult will have to get vaccinated in order to protect everyone. A recent poll found that about a third of Americans do not plan to get vaccinated.
Mental Health in a COVID WorldJan 4, 2021
The most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone and certainly not for a lot of people this past year’s holiday season. Even in ordinary years, the Christmas-New Year holiday season adds stressors to the lives of American adults, one in four of whom struggle with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to the…
Now More Than Ever, You Need a Flu VaccineDec 15, 2020
This year, with the coronavirus racing across our continent, it is doubly important to get your flu shot as soon as possible. It is painless and inexpensive; in fact, many employers and other organizations provide them for free.
A Coordinated Plan to Reignite the Lowcountry EconomyMay 19, 2020
Like all regional economies around the nation, the Charleston metro’s robust economy has skidded nearly to a halt. As one example, pending home sales dropped 11% in April, and listings fell 26% compared to the year before, following a torrid start to the year.
COVID-19 May Spark Uptick in Child AbuseApr 3, 2020
Domestic violence and child abuse are expected to spike during the COVID-19 crisis as families are confined together under the stress of diminished income and complex new routines. Adding to the problem is the difficulty facing women and children who want to escape the abuse but are sequestered in their homes. Research has demonstrated a…
LGC Services Remain in Full Gear Despite ClosureMar 26, 2020
Like almost everything else in the Charleston area, the physical offices of the Lowcountry Graduate Center are closed through May 15 to protect students, faculty, staff, and guests from Covid-19.