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UPDATE: Aramark Fires Lipton Hall Manager Over Poor Inspection Results

UPDATE: Aramark Fires Lipton Hall Manager Over Poor Inspection Results

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy News Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under News, University News

WSN investigated why Lipton Dining Hall received 39 points from a Nov. 14 New York City Department of Health inspection and what has changed since the initial conditions were exposed.

Department of Health Finds Rat Droppings in Lipton Dining Hall

Department of Health Finds Rat Droppings in Lipton Dining Hall

By Miranda Levingston, News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

The New York City Department of Health found rats in Lipton Dining Hall, among other health violations.

Baseball Tobacco Ban Strikes Out

Baseball Tobacco Ban Strikes Out

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Until more practical changes are put forward by the city’s Public Health Department, the city's ban on smokeless tabacco in baseball is merely a publicity ploy that will do little to stem tobacco use in the city.

Cronut bakery briefly infested by mice

Cronut bakery briefly infested by mice

April 15, 2014


Filed under Dining, Features

Though SoHo’s Dominique Ansel Bakery is famous for the Cronut, as well as other extravagant creations such as the newly released chocolate chip cookie shot, the bakery was in the public eye for an entirely different reason last week, after being shut down because of an infestation of mice. M...

Measles outbreak infects New York City

Measles outbreak infects New York City

March 12, 2014


Filed under News

The New York City Department of Health confirmed yesterday that the measles outbreak has increased from 16 confirmed patients to 19 in areas including Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. A department spokesperson said cases range from those who are 3 months to 63 years old. “Nineteen case...

Scientific Society: New fertilization method saves lives

Scientific Society: New fertilization method saves lives

March 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The U.K. Department of Health has recently released the draft rules for future legislation on three-person in vitro fertilization. The experimental method combines the genetic material of two female eggs and male sperm to prevent mitochondrial disease, a painful and often fatal genetic condition that diminishes the cell’s ability to efficiently produce energy. Symptoms can include muscle weakness, blindness, epilepsy, organ failure, heart failure, which ...

Department of Health offers Plan B to students

Department of Health offers Plan B to students

September 28, 2012


Filed under News

The New York City Department of Health is expanding the accessibility of birth control to 13 more public schools with no age barriers. The Department of Education’s Connecting Adolescents to Contraceptive Health program specializes in reducing teen pregnancy. This part of the CATCH program’s initiative,...