Tagged: Covid19

At-home painting activity. Pre-stenciled canvas by Donjhaé Jones, an African-American visual artist.

5 Feelings while being a Black MBA student in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic

#5 Curious: eager to know or learn something “Hey Siri, what is a pandemic?” By late March, we’d transitioned to 100% virtual learning. Besides contemplating how I’d conquer eight electives, I became obsessed with understanding all things COVID-19. I researched scenarios based on Joshua Weitz’s social event risk model and checked the Georgia Department of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 updates, especially for Richmond County, Georgia. I was concerned about my family back home as projections in Atlanta grew drearier. By April, I’d weaned myself off daily news alerts in order to focus on finishing the spring semester strong. My...