Charles Kyungchan Min

Staff Writer

October 19, 2014

N&N: SDSU student dies from meningitis

An 18-year-old student from San Diego State University died on Friday after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease, U-T San Diego reported. Sara Stelzer, a freshman, was admitted to a regional hospital last Tuesday with flu-like symptoms. She was on life support at Kaiser Permanente hospital in San Diego three days … Read More

October 5, 2014

N&N: More bedbugs found in Forbes

Following the initial case of bedbugs in a room in Forbes College on Sept. 26, evidence of additional bedbugs was found in a nearby room, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said. “There was a report of bedbug casts in a nearby room,” Mbugua said. “That room is being prepared for … Read More

October 2, 2014

COMBO IV survey delayed again, now indefinitely

The Undergraduate Student Government team coordinating the publication of the Committee on Background and Opportunity IV reports has experienced further obstacles in its work with data analysis, according to USG president Shawon Jackson ’15. The release date was set for April as of the last update, but has been postponed indefinitely … Read More

September 21, 2014

N&N Georgetown student dies from meningitis type B

A student at Georgetown University died last week from meningitis type B. The student, Andrea Jaime, was a sophomore. The specific strain of meningitis found at Georgetown, serogroup B, was the same type found at Princeton, Drexel University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. The case at Drexel also proved fatal, … Read More

September 18, 2014

MCAT changes impact students’ testing timelines

Expected revisions to the Medical College Admission Test have caused some premedical students to take the test at a different time and may have effects on the preparatory courses and classes premedical students choose to enroll in. The MCAT is the standard examination for prospective medical students in Canada and … Read More

September 11, 2014

N&N: Hinners GS ’63, space race pioneer, dies

Noel W. Hinners GS ’63, one of the pioneers of NASA’s probe launches into space, died on Sept. 5 from cancer. He was 78. Hinners completed his Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University in 1963, prior to dedicating his life to NASA. He served as a leading geologist and soil … Read More

May 4, 2014

USG implements ‘Conversations’ project to engage students in dialogue

Conversations, the first summit of a new dialogue series, took place Thursday at Frist Campus Center’s food gallery during late meal. This new initiative, sponsored by USG and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, intends to bring students from different backgrounds together and engage them in dialogues on different … Read More

April 27, 2014

Meningitis vaccine study reaches target of 600 participants

A total of 607 students participated in a public health study conducted by University researchers from April 17-23. The study aimed to measure the impact of the meningococcal B vaccination campaign. The study, funded by the Program on U.S. Health Policy in the Center for Health and Wellbeing at the … Read More

April 23, 2014

News & Notes: Columbia Daily Spectator drops daily print edition

The Columbia Daily Spectator, the student-run newspaper at Columbia University, will discontinue its daily publication and switch to a weekly print edition beginning in the fall, Editor-in-Chief Abby Abrams announced on Wednesday. The Spectator is the first Ivy League newspaper to drop daily publication. It will continue to publish content on … Read More

April 16, 2014

McCarty delivers lecture on criminality in financial institutions

Complexity and decentralization are two of many factors that exacerbate the criminality and corruption in financial institutions, professor of politics in the Wilson School Nolan McCarty said in a lecture on Wednesday. McCarty began his lecture by discussing the main thesis of his newly co-authored book, “Political Bubbles: Financial Crises … Read More