Tag: covid

Remembering Tsung: Professor, Colleague, Friend
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Remembering Tsung: Professor, Colleague, Friend

“Frank was a fount of energy,” according to Ben Williams. Chia-Kuang “Frank” Tsung—associate professor of chemistry at Boston College who died on Jan. 5 from COVID-19 complications at the age of 44—was a beloved colleague and mentor with a unique gift of creating long-lasting connections, according to those who knew him.   Williams, a current postdoctoral...
Franceschini: Some Thoughts on the Freshman Fifteen™
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Franceschini: Some Thoughts on the Freshman Fifteen™

Despite my body changing, I’m still happy with the way I look, which isn’t something that comes as easily as it sounds. This extra weight that I’ve gained is a reminder that anxieties don’t just disappear. Confidence is fluid, and it will slip away from you if you let it. Feeling good about yourself is a constant process of self-reassurance. 

Freshman Year, Covid-19 Edition
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Freshman Year, Covid-19 Edition

College is hard. Like, really hard. The freshman experience feels more like the freshman experiment this year, and it’s hard to keep up. College moves at twice the speed that high school does, and no matter how much anyone warns you, nothing will fully prepare you for the takeoff.  Navigating Canvas makes me feel like...
BC’s Laundry List of Problems
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BC’s Laundry List of Problems

When it comes to doing laundry at Boston College, the one perennial stain that no one’s been able to get out is the administration’s negligence of its students’ wants and needs. The topic of laundry sounds quite myopic in a time when the CDC projects that  over 200,000 people in this country are slated to...
Boston College Must Increase COVID-19 Testing
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Boston College Must Increase COVID-19 Testing

Colleges and universities across the country spent months forming plans to bring students back to campus. Testing measures, social distancing guidelines, and plans for housing students testing positive were just some of the factors administrations considered. One of the most important measures to take when striving to keep a large community of people safe, however,...