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Mental Health In Media: What Hollywood Gets Right And Wrong

On Wednesday evening, Columbia Science Review hosted a panel discussion about Media and the Mind, promising “a scientific perspective on Hollywood portrayals of mental health.” This Bwogger followed the series of seven printer paper arrows that led her through the labyrinth of Schermerhorn to cover the event.

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SGA Talks Mental Health And Vending Machines

Yesterday was Monday, and you all know what that means–the Representative Council of Barnard’s Student Government Association met again, to keep up the appearances that they know how to get relevant things done. As always, Dassi Karp was there to take it all in. It was health and wellness night for SGA, and Rep Council […]

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Students From 24/7 Columbia Demonstrate In Lerner Hall

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 Removes Controversial Time Management Chart

On Monday, student Alix Prybyla brought to our attention a Columbia-released time management chart, which made recommendations such as spending 2 hours a week for personal hygiene, 2 hours a week for exercise, and 49.5 hours a week for homework/studying. In addition, the page normalized 1.5 hours of free time a day, which covered extracurriculars, checking emails, and […]

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Legos, And Other Battles: Bwog Peoplehops Sidney Perkins

Sidney Perkins, SEAS ’17, is the Engineering Student Council Vice President of Policy (or, as he puts it, the “leader of the policy juggernaut of ESC”). He’s been prominently featured in our ESC coverage recently because of a resolution he tried (and failed) to pass in order to put Legos in an engineering student center, […]

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CCSC Debates Role Of Administration In Food Insecurity, Gets New Reps

Monday maven Nadra Rahman checked out last night’s CCSC meeting. Here she is, reporting from the Satow Room on food insecurity measures, fresh (Council) meat, and laser tag, despite being removed from the room twice for closed votes. The bulk of Sunday night’s meeting of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) focused on selecting new […]

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CCSC Has A Lot Of Ideas About Mental Health

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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GSSC Strengthens Relationship With Other Schools And Promises Puppies

Last night, GSSC met in the Satow room on Lerner’s fifth floor and, among other things, efficiently voted on a new budget. VP of Finance Jacob Case went through the new budget of this spring semester. He explained that the budget had increased due to an unexpected rise of student numbers. With this new cash […]

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Quality Of Life Info Presented At USenate Plenary

Quality of Life Survey At Friday’s University Senate Plenary, four student senators – Marc Heinrich (Columbia College), Ramis Wadood (Columbia College), Emily Moore (SEAS Grad Students), and Grace Kelley (Nursing School) – gave an in-depth presentation on the quality of life survey sent out last year. General information has already been distributed by the Senate, […]

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Mental Health Task Force Releases Policy Proposals

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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AskBwog: Navigating Finals With Anxiety

Dear Bwog, One of my friends is having a hard time finding mental health help. She has panic attacks and really severe depression. She was really triggered by the recent death, and went to counseling services in search of immediate counseling and medication to control her panic attacks. She asked Furman for immediate counseling and […]

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AskBwog: Finding The Best Help

Dear Bwog, These past few weeks, a lot has been going on in my life and I want to speak to someone about it.  I called Furman but they put me on a wait list for an appointment and told me I probably won’t get one before the end of the semester. Are there other resources […]

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An Open Forum On Mental Health

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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Special Healthcare Needs Fund To Include LD/ADD Testing

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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Behind Nightline

This weekend, Bwog sat down with Orly Michaeli, CC ’14 to talk about her experience as one of the directors of Nightline.  We also talked about mental health culture at Columbia, general words of wisdom, and crying in the library.  It was an enlightening conversation. Nightline is an anonymous, nonjudgmental peer listening service open from 10 […]

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