On Tuesday, September 15, Columbia Psychiatry hosted a panel titled “Unequal Care: Mental Health and Black Americans,” the first of a three-panel series in partnership with the School of Journalism titled “Justice and Mental Health: A Country on Fire.”
As finals week begins and the overwhelming stress that looms over our campus grows, it’s important to remember that students who struggle with mental health issues are everpresent members of the larger Barnumbia community.
Columbia Science Review’s panel discussion titled Media and the Mind promised “a scientific perspective on Hollywood portrayals of mental health.” On Wednesday evening, I followed the series of seven printer-paper arrows that led me through the labyrinth of Schermerhorn to cover the event.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]