Educating Student Papers on Swine Flu

September 21, 2009

Looking to broaden H1N1 awareness on campuses, two U.S. cabinet members and a researcher from the Centers for Disease Control hosted a Friday afternoon conference call for college newspaper reporters and editors. Arne Duncan, secretary of education, and Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, outlined the guidance their departments released last month on how higher education should prevent and handle outbreaks. Sebelius said vaccine distribution to colleges and universities in October. Until then, she told the student journalists, “you really have a great bully pulpit to spread the word” about how to deal with the virus.

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