Min Xian/WPSU

Min Xian is a reporter for WPSU and Keystone Crossroads, covering news and public affairs in Central and Northern Pennsylvania. She reports on issues facing Central PA cities and rural communities, involving infrastructure, education, immigration and more. Before joining as a staff reporter, Min was a news intern for WPSU for a year.

Previously Min worked as a part-time videographer and photographer for Penn State College of Engineering. She was also a contributing writer and freelance photographer for the Centre Daily Times. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Penn State University.

A native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese, Min spends a lot of time coming up with headlines and puns.

Latest by Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State adds 352 COVID-19 cases at University Park, offers free walk-up testing for employees

The total number of University Park students who have tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 2,475, but the university says 1,774 cases are not active.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Free COVID-19 testing in State College began with long waits

The pop-up test site at Nittany Mall will be open on Sept. 25, 26, 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2 and 3 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Pa. Health Department to offer free COVID-19 tests in State College, Penn State adds 320 positives for the week

The total number of COVID-19 positives among University Park campus students has now reached 1,371 since Aug. 7. The university said in a release that 656 University Park students have completed their isolation period and are no longer COVID-19 positive.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Centre County sees more than 200 new COVID-19 cases, a new one-day record

The number of COVID-19 cases in Centre County saw a new spike Tuesday, which was up by 212 from Monday. This broke the previous highest single-day increase record set on Sept. 9.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State total COVID-19 cases top 1,100, but university leaders say key metrics ‘fairly stable’

The university said 477 students have completed their isolation period, and contact tracing protocols are in place to identify and quarantine both those who tested positive and those who came in contact with them.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State COVID-19 cases up by nearly 500 this week, Centre County tops 1,000 total

University President Eric Barron said administrators remain concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, but the university is not moving to remote instruction.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State’s COVID-19 cases reported last week nearly double as more results come in, new total 433

The increase came from new cases added over the Labor Day weekend and from test results coming in from the previous weeks. 

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State reports 174 new COVID-19 cases this week, warns remote learning in a possibility

The number of COVID-19 cases has increased sharply in Centre County, particularly at Penn State and in the neighboring State College area.

By Min Xian/WPSU

With rising COVID-19 rates, Lock Haven University goes fully remote for two weeks

The university had set a 5% positivity rate for its voluntary testing program as a threshold to reevaluate whether on-campus learning is safe. The announcement said that, as of Tuesday morning, the rate was 4.9%, triggering the suspension.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State reports 69 total COVID-19 cases on University Park campus, 32 new positives since Friday

Twenty-five University Park campus students tested positive out of 268 symptomatic tests conducted.
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