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Resource ID: #18161
Subject: Research
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, D.C.)
Date: July 27



The Chronicle of Higher Education follows the story of Shawn Wight, an Ohio graduate student who died of bacterial infection resulting from altitude sickness, after going to an international expedition to Tibet. The story reveals that the expedition, organized by the Ohio State University, failed to provide adequate safety plans, and lacked medical personnel, altitude medications and logistic support. The article details the symptoms of acute mountain sickness and describes "the young's man neurological problems at the top of the mountain." The Chronicle follows the wrongful-death lawsuit brought and ultimately won by the student's parents against the Ohio State, and looks at the lack of safety protocols for expeditions as a problem in general.

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