• Summary

  • COVID University New York (CVNY) aims to uplift the voices of communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and preserve the stories of these vulnerable groups in a historical record. We talk to students, staff, and faculty at the City University of New York community and dive into everything from death and essential workers to protests and theater. CVNY will serve as an archive and a way to remember the experiences of people whose stories won’t make headlines. CVNY is a co-production of Racecar Radio and the Gotham Center for New York City History. Share your story with us at: coviduniversity@racecarradio.com
    2020
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Episodes
  • 9. The Residents

    Mar 4 2021

    Leaving home to move on to a college campus is all about new connections – living with roommates, going to classes, joining clubs, playing sports, socializing, dating… all of which, of course, are either severely curtailed or banned outright under COVID protocols. So what is it like to live in a dorm right now? In … Continued

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    18 mins
  • 8. The Vaccine

    Feb 3 2021

    It’s 2021, and we finally have several viable vaccines for COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. They need to be manufactured, they need to be distributed… and even then very real cultural obstacles exist to vaccinating enough of the population to allow social distancing to end. In this episode, we hear from … Continued

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    27 mins
  • 7. The Unhoused

    Nov 18 2020

    Many of us don’t often associate college with homelessness, but as many as 14% of CUNY students have no fixed address – some living on couches, and many relying on shelters or living on the street. How does someone manage to work and study with that kind of personal instability? What if you’re also trying … Continued

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    24 mins

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