The COVID-19 Effect on the Wisconsin Nonprofit Sector Report 1 for Northeast Wisconsin through a collaboration with UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs is available with a more detailed report to come.
Several online presentations to review the findings and discuss their implications are available:
May 22 @12pm – Registration Link
May 26 @ 12pm – Registration Link
May 29 @ 12pm – Registration Link
Follow this link to learn more about this year-long project.
Prof. John Stoll (Public and Environmental Affairs) is asking you to make a nomination. He has been a member of the Steering Committee for the “Ethics in Business” award since its founding in 2008. The award is in transition this year, being rebranded as the “Ethics in Action” award. Over the years Prof. Stoll’s students have comprised the research team to evaluate nominees and this has led to the creation of an Ethics Scholarship on our campus. More importantly, the award recognizes ethical actions in the Green Bay region at celebratory event in the late fall. Typical attendance in the past few years has been around 700 persons. This year ethics in action is particularly important as we all confront a new reality in our world. We see individuals STANDING OUT & STANDING UP each and every day! We’ve certainly witnessed many people who have courageously risen to the challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic in so many different and innovative ways. Tell us their story by nominating them for an Ethics in Action Award! Let’s honor them and be inspired by their actions! The nomination form can be completed online at Foundations’ ETHICS IN ACTION page. Nominate someone today! The nomination period is open until May 31, 2020.
In CAHSS and Effect, UW-Green Bay professors Alise Coen and David Coury look at the language used in regard to the current pandemic. “The spring of 2020 is now irrevocably intertwined with the word pandemic. On March 11, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed that, based on “the alarming levels of spread and severity” as well as “alarming levels of inaction,” COVID-19 must be characterized as a pandemic – something which could not easily be “controlled.” Other anxiety-inducing terms like crisis and emergency have also animated public conversations about the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 13, President Trump declared a “national emergency” in response to the spread of the coronavirus, drawing on executive authorities granted by the U.S. Constitution and laws such as the National Emergencies Act to activate a range of special provisions and presidential powers. In his presidential briefings, Trump has termed the virus a “medical crisis…a thing that nobody has seen for many, many decades.” Similarly, a wide range of media outlets have used the language of crisis in their coverage of COVID-19, with headlines in the New York Times, NPR, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal repeatedly referencing “the Coronavirus Crisis.” It is easy to take these terms for granted as they increasingly saturate our media and political environments. But the words we use to describe situations like the current COVID-19 outbreak can be powerful, not only in shaping our interpretations and understandings of what is happening, but also in shaping our expectations of what constitutes appropriate responses. Let us begin with a deeper look at the origins of these terms.”
UW-Green Bay professors Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) and David Coury (Humanities and German, Global Studies) combined their expertise across disciplines to write about the political implications of pandemic language. See CAHSS and Effect for their piece, Political Talk: The Political Implications of Pandemic Language.
UW-Green Bay student Maddie Didier writes about how she has seen philanthropy shift to being bold and innovative during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. More via Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures | Learning by Giving.
Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft (Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs) was recently quoted in a WalletHub piece about electorate representation index. Read the entire piece here.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Marcelor Cruz (Public and Environmental Affairs) presented a paper entiltled: An Alternative Urban and Regional Vision for the Canton of Tena, Ecuador at the State Amazonian University Puyo Ecuador, Feb 14, 2020.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, PEA) was interviewed on BBC radio this past weekend about the Syrian conflict and its impact on displacement and refugees. The BBC’s “Up All Night” program is now available to stream, and the segment featuring Dr. Coen begins around the 6:30 minute mark: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000f7j4.