Third death in two weeks hits Cornell U.
(U-WIRE) ITHACA, N.Y. – Kristen Osborne, a junior in the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, died Monday night after sustaining serious head injuries following a fall at her residence. Osborne’s death is the third student death at Cornell in the last two weeks.
Although there have been three student deaths in the last two weeks at Cornell, in the last five years, there have been an average of four deaths per year, said Sharon Dittman, associate director for community relations at Cornell University Health Services.
-Cornell Daily Sun (Cornell U.)
U. Penn library head resigns after pornography inquiry
(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s director of libraries is currently under investigation in a case involving child pornography by the Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.
Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Paul Mosher allegedly downloaded more than 2,000 images of child pornography over the Internet and paid for them with his credit card, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Mosher resigned from his current position at the university Thursday.
The Daily Pennsylvanian first reported on Wednesday Mosher’s computer was confiscated from his Van Pelt Library office on Friday morning,said library system staff members.
-Daily Pennsylvanian (U. Pennsylvania)
Stetson U. shuts down paper
(U-WIRE) TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – One of Florida’s oldest college newspapers was shut down this week and the entire editorial staff fired after publishing a profanity-filled April Fool’s day issue that included racist jokes and a sex column advocating rape and domestic violence.
Stetson University suspended publication of its student newspaper, The Reporter, for the rest of the school year April 9. Members of its staff said they were given 15 minutes to clear their belongings out of the office as the locks were being changed.
The Howard Thurman lecture series, designed to promote racial dialogue, was satirized with an article about a racist Civil War enthusiast drinking beer at the podium and the weekly sex column was written in ebonics.
-FSView & Florida Flambeau (Florida State U.)
BU students blame dining hall food for illness
(U-WIRE) BOSTON – Hundreds of Boston University students complaining of similar symptoms reportedly filled Student Health Services this weekend, and several were even hospitalized, after many said they ate at The Towers Dining Hall last Friday and Saturday.
The Towers Dining Hall and BU Dining Services officials declined to comment on the matter.
Numerous students said they had similar symptoms, including intense vomiting, fever, body aches and high to extreme dehydration. Tim Daly, a freshman in the College of Communication, said he believes 200 or more students were sick and at least four were hospitalized because of their illnesses after Student Health Services officials told him similar information.
-The Daily Free Press (Boston U.)
This article appeared in the April 21, 2002 issue of the Hatchet.