Pandemic Perspectives

Project Overview

Problem Statement

How might we tell the story of how Cornell students experienced the early days of the Covid Pandemic to capture stories of resilience?

Pandemic Perspectives slide of microphones and recording devises

The Project

This project focuses on interviewing Cornell students who have a diverse range of experiences in terms of location, age, and “roads to college” before attending Cornell, on their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The final product will be included in a public history archive so that future generations of students can better understand this period of time.

Over the last four years, all of our lives have been influenced by one major event, COVID 19. We wanted to ask Cornell students one question How are their lives shaped by the pandemic? The following is a short clip from one of our interviews, where we talked with Brian about how internships and opportunities were changed during the pandemic.

Slide depicting the timeline for research, recording, post-production, and presentation