Scott Latham, PhD Profile picture
Blue collar professor, studies innovation, life science startups - director @umassm2d2 - highered insight - opinions mine - Academic freedom/freedom of speech
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Jan 6 5 tweets 3 min read
Given the past few days' 'open schools' debate, I went back in my feed, & grabbed this Tweet from Dec 20' - retweeting - @bkhumberd @angrybklynmom @vlal42 @karenvaites were on this from beginning, and so many of us knew how disastrous closing schools would be for society. (1/x) Apologize if I am missing anyone - a few points - I truly, can't believe we are still doing this - still opening and closing schools two years later - like they were Dunkin Donuts. People ask why I care so much about this issue, why I did 6 months after pandemic started (2/x)
Dec 30, 2021 17 tweets 4 min read
It is fashionable to cast aspersions on the working class as as uneducated, ill informed group when looking at their behavior during COVID, e.g., vaccinations, masks. Yet, it has more to do with their lived experience relative to risk – thread – (1/x)
nytimes.com/2021/05/24/bri… Blue collar folks in the trades know risk, they live it every day. My family is from the trades - construction - where the occupational fatality rate is 40 per 100,000. I have friends in commercial fishing, the fatality rate is 132 per 100,000. (2/x)
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Dec 20, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
As a faculty member that has been on the front lines with struggling students this article infuriates me - absolutely infuriates me - the "kids are not all right" and I have been saying this for two years now. (1/x)
bostonglobe.com/2021/12/18/met… via @BostonGlobe We have created a culture of isolation, snitching, and anxiety in a population of young adults that has done everything that has been asked of them, we have perverted what should be four of the best years of their life. You want to address mental health in #highered? (2/x)
Sep 16, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Let’s check in on college football opening weekend "super spreader events" Sept 2- 4 – now that we are 10 days out. These games were widely characterized as Sturgis without the motorcycles. Let's check in on -@virginia_tech @TAMU @UWMadison @UTKnoxville (1/x) Well, @virginia_tech seems to have dodged the super spreader bullet – ten days removed, the positive test rate is the lowest it’s been in the past two weeks with same amount of tests.