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More than 1,600 members of the Columbia community have signed a petition demanding increased access to mental health services. Editor’s Warning: Article contains mentions of suicide and student death.

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What strategies can you use to get a little more privacy when doing virtual appointments? Bwog’s staff has some ideas.

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Vomiting in campus trash cans and delivering wisdom!

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Here are tonight’s memorial events on campus.

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Members of 24/7 Columbia, an organization dedicated to improving healthcare on campus, are holding a sit-in in Lerner Hall tonight to protest “the lack of in-person, accessible healthcare,” according to a statement sent to Bwog. The group’s goals are the creation of a 24/7 rape crisis center and health center and round-the-clock access to CPS, […]

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Columbia has experienced a rash of suicides in the past four months. The crisis has made news in outlets from the New York Post to Gothamist. The suicides are shocking in their proximity, but the culture of overwhelming stress, competition, exhaustion, and hopelessness that contributed to them isn’t news to students. CC student Julien Reiman […]

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Last night, Bwog senior staff writer Ross Chapman sat in on the semester’s second CCSC meeting. The main discussion was one that the student body has been increasingly pushing for: productive ways to increase and sustain mental health on Columbia’s campus. Columbia College Student Council dedicated Sunday’s general body meeting to mental health, and encouraged students to […]

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Staff writer and former daily editor, Leo Bevilacqua, offers his account of last night’s panel hosted by the Center for Palestine Studies, which spotlighted journalist Ben Ehrenreich’s experiences in the West Bank. Read on to see how Israeli-Palestinian discourse, in Leo’s interpretation, can be improved and why he believes demonizing the enemy does not function […]

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Earlier this afternoon, Tom Harford, Dean of General Studies, sent an email to the GS student body on the passing of student Nicole Orrtung. Nicole was a fourth-year student in the dual BA program between Columbia and Sciences Po. She studied Euro-American relations and political science. Details on a memorial service and making donations in […]

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This morning, Bwog received notice from Columbia Psychological Services that they will be expanding their office space and staff for the coming academic year. Changes to CPS include hiring 6 new clinicians, including a psychiatrist. This staff addition will hopefully reduce the wait time most students experienced in past years when trying to schedule an appointment […]

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The Columbia Mental Health Task Force (MHTF) has just released a press release including their suggestions sent to President Bollinger later last year. Following the death of Joshua Villa in December, MHTF sent a memo to President Bollinger in regards to student concerns for mental health at Columbia. Some of the students’ proposals reflect the numerous […]

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Last night was the last CCSC meeting with this CCSC board as we know it. Before you get all nostalgic and cast those votes tomorrow, Joe Milholland, loyal CCSC fan regardless of who’s on it, brings you the latest CCSC business.  On Sunday night, the Columbia College Student Council discussed a resolution that would change […]

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The Columbia University Mental Health Task Force (MHTF)—a group aimed at reviewing and reforming Columbia’s mental health policies—held its first open forum of the semester last night.  Freud Fanatic Eric Cohn attended and brings us a review. Last night brought the first Open Forum of the Columbia University Mental Health Task Force (MHTF)—formed last year […]

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Yesterday, Health Services announced that they will be adding diagnostic testing for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder to the list of procedures covered under the Special Healthcare Needs Fund. The fund was established in 2012 to help students finance procedures that may not be covered by many insurance providers, such as pregnancy termination and […]

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Good news for those of you who have given up the Hunger Games-style death match that is  finding space in Butler and instead have just resigned to studying in your room and slowly becoming one with your bed. Columbia cares about you! So they’ve opened up some study spaces and extended counseling hours so you […]

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