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The ASUW Student Senate passed a bill Tuesday calling for the hiring of a registered dietician at Hall Health. The measure demands one-on-one nutrition and mental health counselling for students to address the lack of on-campus resources for students with eating disorders and body image issues.

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The faculty councils on multicultural affairs and student affairs hosted a webinar this week, allowing the Black Student Union (BSU) and the UW administration a chance to explain recent changes in the UW’s policing policy and what action is left to be taken. 

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For decades, systemic racism has compromised the health and wellbeing of communities of color, constituting a public health crisis. This crisis has led to the widening of health care disparities, notably intensifying the ongoing coronavirus pandemic’s harmful effects on people of color.  

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In a single injection, HIV and hemoglobinopathy blood disorders could soon be cured without the dangerous, expensive, and time consuming treatments like bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy which are only available to a small portion of the millions of people who need treatment worldwide. 

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Dr. Tam’ra-Kay Francis, a postdoctoral fellow in the UW’s chemistry department, was recently named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists. Francis has been working on diversity and inclusion within the university’s STEM departments for the past few years, launching educati…

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Amid this yearlong global setback, advances have been made to manage and somewhat control COVID-19. From the development of vaccines to antibody therapies for treating individuals with severe symptoms, the research is ongoing.

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