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Benjy Renton ’21 garners national recognition for contact tracing the White House

Benjy Renton ’21 began covering Covid-19 in mid-January when the pandemic was just beginning to make international headlines. Renton was studying abroad in Beijing, China at the time, a program that was subsequently canceled due to the virus.

By Hannah Bensen

October 15, 2020

When President Trump tested positive for Covid-19 on Oct. 2, Benjy Renton ’21 helped construct one of the most comprehensive public dashboards contact-tracing the President. Renton has also become an expert on Covid-19 and higher education, writing weekly reports about the topic.

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