"'I thought it was a false alarm,' Pyenska said as she sat in her daughter’s peaceful kitchen in the leafy Mount Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. “I thought, ‘Why is the U.S. media trying to draw attention to this?’ ” She ignored [her daughter's] pleas to leave. Finally, she relented when her daughter suggested that Pyenska and her 83-year-old mother visit for just two weeks while the university was on break so they could spend time with Pyenska’s toddler grandchildren."
Written by Sydney Trent
As bombs fall, a Ukrainian professor teaches economics — and survival
Iryna Pyenska’s students at Kharkiv National University try to learn amid relentless Russian attack