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Smiti Mittal
Smiti Mittal, originally from New Delhi, India, contributes to News, Satire, and Podcasts. Contact her at smiti06 'at'

Epidemic escapism in Boccacio’s ‘Decameron’

Giovanni Boccacio’s “The Decameron” is a work of Italian fiction, first published in the mid-14th century; it is set near Florence at the time of the Black Death.

THINK 65 examines paths to human extinction

This article is the second installment in a series examining how classes are responding to COVID-19. THINK 65: Preventing Human Extinction explores a series of plausible pathways to human extinction, encouraging students to think about the psychological, social and epistemological barriers that inhibit society from recognizing and evaluating these threats. Through the course, students examine…
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