Other sources of interest this week
The Senate is set to vote this week on a long-awaited, roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package
. At 2,702 pages
, the agreement outlines plans from expanding transit networks to addressing pollution. Zhan Guo
is an associate professor of urban planning and transportation policy at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Guo studies travel behavior and looks for ways to influence decision-making to produce better social outcomes such as reduced congestion and carbon emissions. Isabel Araiza
is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs. She’s an expert on sociology and its intersections with education, social class and inequality. Araiza is a founding member of For the Greater Good, a local advocacy organization that pushes for access to clean water and investment in public institutions and infrastructure.
The latest coronavirus surge
is largely attributed to the delta variant. As the number of infections rises and new mask mandates are put in place, the pandemic continues to change course. The Diverse Sources Database has a section
dedicated to sources who can provide insight and context on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.