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Panel discusses causes, effects of Japan earthquake, tsunami

It has been more than two weeks since an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated northern Japan, and the world is still scrambling to comprehend the crisis the disaster left in its wake. A panel discussion held Thursday at the FedEx Global Education Center offered a comprehensive view of the crisis, with experts on anthropology, epidemiology and geology offering their insights. “This is likely to be the most costly natural disaster we’ve seen,” said Kevin Hewison, director of the Carolina Asia Center.

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Columbia professor tells history of college

College was originally intended to disseminate knowledge and was highly religious in nature, Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco told students Thursday. At first, the primary reason to attend university was to learn how to better read and understand the Bible, he said.

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UCS hosts Myers-Briggs personality test workshop

In an effort to help students determine career goals, University Career Services held a workshop Thursday explaining the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The test uses a questionnaire that pinpoints four psychological preferences to measure how people perceive the world and make decisions.

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