Daily Digest, Tuesday edition

Lisa Zehner

Hey folks, sorry this is coming a little late to you, but at the same time there have been a few stories that just broke quite recently. *The University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Service is trying to break the world record for most flu shots given in a day, which the current record is at 3,271, the Daily and Star Tribune report. David Golden from Boynton says the idea is to ultimately increase the number of shots, but thinks it is possible to break the record as well. After all, the shots are free. *College of St. Kate’s is trying blocked the appearance of several candidates in an attempt to stay nonpartisan as an institution, but Bay Buchanan, who was going to appear on behalf of John McCain’s campaign, said the school was “narrow-minded,” the Star Tribune reports. The school was also going to host Sen. Hillary Clinton, who is now set to appear at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, for the same reasons as Buchanan. Clinton is campaigning for Al Franken. Buchanan said in the article, “It’s unbelievable. They are fools. That’s unfair to the students.” In science news, Health Day and the Daily reported on a recently released study from the University, which found that increased risk of death from diseases other than AIDS has been tied to an HIV therapy designed to help those with the virus. One of the other big stories was the planned center for Willmar, Minn. that the University is collaborating with MnSCU and the city. The bioscience research facility will cost about $2.5 million, the Daily and several other news sources reported. That the news briefly, check back tomorrow with some more digest.