Martha Corey-Ochoa, a freshman in the College, passed away last night. Dean Shollenberger informed students of her death in an email, after notifying her family. Her death is being treated as an apparent suicide. Dean Shollenberger writes, “Martha was passionate about mathematics and literature, and recognized as a very talented writer.”

Visiting hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Friday at The Edwards Dowdle Funeral Home (64 Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry). Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church (16 N. Broadway in Irvington).

CPS will extend its normal hours of operation to include this Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

We encourage all students to reach out to fellow students during this tragic time, and to take advantage of counseling resources available. These include:

Counseling and Psychological Services (212-854-2878)

Barnard’s Rosemary Furman Counseling Center (212-854-2092)

RAs are available in all residence halls and may be reached by contacting the RA on-call.

The Office of the University Chaplain (212-854-1493)

Center for Student Advising (854-6378)

In addition, all counseling appointments this week will be structured as walk-ins.

We would like to remind you all to never underestimate the strength and kindness of those around you, no matter how recently you may have met them. We extend our deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy, and ask that commenters use the space respectfully.