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May Cover

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A Message From The Natural Selections Editorial Board

Several recent, widely publicized attacks on the Asian American community have spotlighted the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and racism in America. This is not a sudden or new development, but the result of years of pernicious racism. We wish to … Continue reading

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April Cover

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Politics Under the Microscope

Joanna Yeung Politics Under the Microscope (PUTM) is a student-led podcast by graduate students Joanna Yeung, Ellie Thompson, Naira Abou-Ghali, and Nina Glenn. PUTM aims to capture the thought process of policy makers as they respond to complex problems and to … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Aileen Marshall April 22, 2021 will be the 51st Earth Day. What started as an educational initiative in the United States has evolved into an annual global event to advocate for the environment. The roots of Earth Day go back … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Skeptics: Is Meditation a Waste of Time?

Sean Wallace As an enthusiastic meditator, I am delighted that mindfulness is now a household word. An increased awareness of the benefits of meditation has led more people to try mindfulness practices to help combat stress, anxiety, and other afflictions, … Continue reading

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The Plot and the Process of Writing a Novella

Bernie Langs Over the past twenty-five years, I’ve written over two dozen novellas and abandoned about a dozen others mid-creation. Each writer has their own process, and it is the process itself that is so satisfying when creating fiction. Some … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Luna

Audrey Goldfarb This month I had the pleasure of meeting Luna, the incredibly sweet English cream golden retriever. She lives with her parents Tatsuya Araki, a Ph.D. student in the Victora Lab at The Rockefeller University, and Jingwen Zhou, a … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions: Poetry

Konstantina Theofanopoulou  

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March Cover

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Vaccine FAQ: What is it like to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Gretchen M. Michelfeld Yes, there have been bumps in the road to rollout the coronavirus vaccine, with people who are fully eligible having trouble getting vaccination appointments while refrigerators full of doses languish unused. Those of us who worry about … Continue reading

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Culture Corner: Stories of Individual Change and Redemption in Movies

Bernie Langs A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Remy

Audrey Goldfarb This month, I interviewed Remy, a spunky and fashionable one-year-old French bulldog. We met for the first time on the lawn of the Graduate Student Residence on a particularly frigid February afternoon. Remy’s curious and energetic nature was … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions: Gracie

Kristina Hedbacker of the Friedman Laboratory at The Rockefeller University would like to share her artwork, “Gracie.” This piece is a 16 x18 mixed media collage.

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February 2021 Cover

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Support for Students Did Not Waver in 2020

Audrey Goldfarb Flexibility and individualized support are major strengths of Rockefeller’s graduate program and have been especially beneficial to students in 2020. The Dean’s Office is one of Rockefeller’s most valuable resources for students. Dr. Emily Harms, the Senior Associate … Continue reading

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The Last Mass Vaccine Campaign in New York City

Aileen Marshall There has been much news coverage lately about the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned a previous campaign to inoculate New Yorkers against smallpox in 1947, which supposedly covered six million people in just … Continue reading

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2021 Fitness Resolutions

Anna Amelianchik In the pre-COVID world, if you had seen me running down the street, it would have almost certainly meant that someone was chasing me down with a machete. As an avid dancer, I took my cardiovascular fitness for … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I

Audrey Goldfarb Happy 2021! 2020 saw a surge in pet adoption and foster care, emptying shelters across the country. You may have noticed new furry faces around campus, or maybe you yourself are enjoying the company of a recently adopted … Continue reading

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New York Rhymes

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