The deadly Ebola virus was one of our biggest stories of the year. The disease killed thousands in West Africa, but then became a local story when Dr. Craig Spencer returned to Harlem from Guinea and was diagnosed with the virus. He lives on West 147th Street, not far from our college. Even as his condition improved and he was no longer contagious–and City College posted useful and practical prevention information on its website–fear, stigma and rumors continued to spread in New York and online. Here is a look at our coverage of the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath.
CCNY Students React to Ebola in Harlem by Keevin Brown
Fear and Stigma Hits the Local African Community by Paulette Sade Evande
Another Way Ebola Spreads: Via Social Media by Taylor Coleman
Created to Kill? Ebola Conspiracy Theories by Keevin Brown