In remarks made at the NYU Commencement Ceremony held at Yankee Stadium on May 13, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited the work of the Sichuan Relief Mission, led by NYU junior Kevin Wong, saying, "[One] of your classmates was studying in China last year when the devastating earthquake struck, and that has led to work ever since to deliver supplies and assistance to villagers in remote areas."
"We snuck into Beichuan very early one morning. After having been denied entrance through the gate, we decided to climb over the surrounding slopes to penetrate the guarded city.… We arrived at the outskirts only to be spotted and apprehended by the military. Through the stress of it all, when we walked through the abandoned streets of the city that is no more, we fell silent.…" NYU's Lucy Qian visits Sichaun with the Sichuan Relief Mission one year after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake devastated the region.
by Kevin Wong May 1, 2009 My watch is reading the wrong time again, a problem with the date more than anything. It's four o'clock in the morning, I'm on the lookout shift for the team. The team consists of 15 people, all of whom are going to be characters in this little adventure. I hope it's […]
With the NYU Sichuan Relief Mission Team hitting the road in approximately two weeks, Brian Kang reflects on the first fundraiser, the Ping Pong tournament that was held in March.
一山还比一山高 That's a Chinese saying that I hate, but I find it to be absolutely true, which trust me, is very annoying. Literally it means that there is always a higher mountain. In terms of complexity it's pretty self explanatory. let me digress, i love ping pong. I have been playing since I was very young. My cousin, an aspiring Hong Kong […]
NYU Sichuan Relief Mission student volunteers are raising money to build a new school in earthquake-stricken Beichuan, a Sichuan county that has been largely evacuated because of safety concerns since the disastrous 2008 earthquake.