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    QC’s Hillel given top campus award

    The Philip H. and Susan Rudd Outstanding Campus Award is given out each year at the Hillel International Global Assembly for a chapter that engages students. Hillel International, the largest Jewish organization connecting Jewish students, gives just one of over 500 worldwide chapters the award. This makes competition stiff. On Dec. 16, the recipient of the award was the Queens College chapter of Hillel. QC Hillel’s accomplishments included increased involvement from students and community members. The student-run organization worked with more than one in four, or 1,271 out of over 4,000, Jewish students on campus from 2014 to 2015. Uri Cohen, executive director of QC Hillel, said the award recognized…

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    Students share their lives with diabetes

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which highlights a disease at least 29 million Americans have, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are two main types. Type 1 is when the body cannot produce enough insulin, the hormone absorbing glucose. Type 2 is when the hormone cannot effectively work. Nathaniel Schwartz, a senior, was diagnosed with Type 1 when he was nine years old. “There isn’t an hour that goes by that I don’t think about my blood glucose levels” Schwartz said. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed early. It is not preventable and there is no cure. But there is a stigma attached to diabetes. A…