fb-pixel Skip to main content

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spoke with Boston Globe Spotlight Team editor Patricia Wen at the inaugural Globe Summit.

CDC director says she’s disappointed at politics playing a role in people’s COVID-19 vaccination decisions

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at the inaugural Globe Summit that she’s not surprised some people need to be persuaded to get coronavirus vaccinations, but she was dismayed by the politicization of the issue.

Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein, left, and writer-actor-comedian Jenny Slate in a screenshot from the prerecorded Globe Summit fireside chat.

‘Little shell in a big world’: Jenny Slate talks about the art of empathy at Globe Summit

Comedian, actor, and writer Jenny Slate sat down with Globe features writer and “Love Letters” advice columnist Meredith Goldstein for a fireside chat about the art of empathy, creativity, and finding sustenance during challenging times.

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and author, actress, and comedian Jenny Slate.

Globe Summit Day 3: Here’s the full schedule for Friday

On the final day of the Globe Summit, panelists including Dr. Rochelle Walensky and Jenny Slate will join us for discussions about COVID-19, exploring empathy through art, and more. Here’s today’s full schedule.

Amber Payne, co-editor in chief of The Emancipator, spoke with Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, during a Globe Summit panel entitled "Fireside Chat: Building an Anti-Racist Society."
Globe Local

At Globe Summit, Ibram X. Kendi calls for bold action to dismantle racism

It’s not enough for people to say or believe that they’re not racist, Kendi said; they must be loud and radical about it, and actively involved in building a more equitable society.

A pedestrian passes through Liberty Square on Water Street in Boston during the pandemic.

COVID-19 put a focus on Boston’s future. Here’s what city leaders think we should learn from it

Equity for small businesses was a theme during Globe Summit conversations.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.

Bank of America CEO: Our policies should help effect change for the better

Brian Moynihan says the financial giant is ‘willing to pay’ vendors that offer workers higher wages.

Ibram X. Kendi, director of Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research.

Globe Summit Day 2: Here’s the full schedule for Thursday

On the agenda for Thursday are discussions with John Kerry, Ibram X. Kendi, and more. Discussions will cover topics ranging from the climate crisis to AI to antiracism.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,

Fauci decries politicization of COVID-19 vaccines, urges people to get their shots to fight their common enemy, the deadly virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s top medical adviser, decried the “inexplicable” politicization of COVID-19 vaccines, saying he hoped people would drop their differences and band together to fight their common enemy, the deadly virus, by getting their shots.