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Mourning and Fear in News of Chinese Student’s Death at Boston Marathon

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Early Monday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN that international students are scared to study in the U.S. “They think they’re not safe in the United States and so they don’t come,” Kerry said in an interview. His words took on a new meaning only a few hours later, when two bombs detonated […]

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Reflections on America’s Gun Culture

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

“Shootings in high schools and colleges are unfortunately very ‘American’ things in my mind,” Nareg once wrote on this site. “Maybe it’s because of the media coverage, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard of such tragic incidents with such regularity in other parts of the world.” Nareg was reacting to a 2010 incident […]

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Staying Safe on a US Campus

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

U.S. News and World Report recently published tips for researching the safety of a campus before you apply.  In particular, they advise prospective students and their parents to look at safety statistics for the campus and surrounding area: Beginning the search is simple, [Rob Hardin, assistant director of admissions and international student recruitment at the University […]

Two Chinese Students Killed at USC

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Two Chinese graduate students at the University of Southern California were shot and killed Wednesday, in what CBS reports appeared to be an attempted carjacking. Hundreds of students turned out to a candlelight vigil to mourn Ming Qu and Ying Wu, who were both 23 years old and studying electrical engineering. Photos of the vigil:

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Being Gay on Campus: Princeton Reacts to Clementi’s Suicide

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 9:52 am

When Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutger’s University, committed suicide last month after being bullied for his sexual orientation, it hit home for Princeton students. We typically consider ourselves a welcoming place for gay students, but in the wake of this incident, we’ve been forced to reexamine how welcoming we really are.

Should You Worry about Campus Violence?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 10:06 am

On October 7, a student was arrested at the University of Louisville after pulling a gun at a meeting with faculty.  Luckily no one was hurt, but it’s not the first gun-related incident on a U.S. campus in recent memory (remember Virginia Tech in 2007?), or even the first one this academic year.  In September, […]

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