Posts Tagged ‘death’
Midterms are upon us, which means it’s the time of the semester when Columbia stops feeling like my favorite place in the world, and gradually morphs into that big blurry blob of sleepless nights that has, by now, become so familiar.
The treadmill effect begins to sink in: I swear I’m running hard but the work keeps coming and I’m not getting anywhere. If, in the last few days, you’ve found yourself pondering the meaning of life five times the usual amount, I think it’s only natural.
I also think it’s healthy to think about death every once in a while, to remind ourselves that we are the age we are (in other words, yolo). Today I almost got run over by a bus in my anxious need to economize my travelling time to Butler, so I started thinking about what would happen if I died. I wondered if I’d have any legacy—some essay or special letter I wrote that would float around after I was gone and make people sad and nostalgic. More »
Jonathan Krueger, who graduated magna cum laude from the School of General Studies last month, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. The school’s acting dean of students, Leslie Limardo, notified GS students of his death in an email Friday night.
Krueger started studying at Columbia in the fall of 2008. According to Limardo, he was inducted into the GS Honor Society in 2010 and the GS chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this spring.
A memorial service will be held in the Faculty House, at 64 Morningside Drive, next Saturday from 12-2 p.m.
Students can contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-854-2878. Students can also contact the Office of the University Chaplain at 212-854-1493, and the GS dean of students office at 212-854-2881.
You can read Limardo’s full email after the jump. More »
The SGB has organized a forum for students for 7:30-9pm in Earl Hall to help students in light of CC junior Tian Bu’s death this past weekend. Representatives from Counseling and Psychological Services, OMA< ResLife, Student Development and Activities, and the Office of the University Chaplain will be present and food will be provided.
Counseling and Psychological Services can be contacted at 212-854-2878 or 212-854-9797 and will be holding evening hours throughout the week.
Columbia administrators have confirmed that Tian Bu, a junior in the College also known as Tina, died this weekend in River Hall.
Dean Shollenberger notified the student body in an email this evening.
With the death of Tian, also known as Tina by friends on campus, we grieve the loss of a caring and valued member of our community. Tian was a talented writer and a gifted artist and musician. She was involved in Quest, a national leadership organization, and was active in a campus Bible study group.
See our full news story and look for further coverage in tomorrow’s paper.
We at Spectator extend our deepest sympathy to Tina’s friends and family, as well as to anyone else in the Columbia community affected by this loss. Counseling and Psychological Services (212-854-2878) will stay open tonight until 11:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, call 212-854-9797.
Students can also contact the Center for Student Advising at 212-854-6378, the Office of the University Chaplain at 212-854-1493, or Nightline at 212-854-7777.
Dean Shollenberger’s full email after the jump. More »
We are killing ourselves. While we’re putting in our final hours of the semester, slaving over our laptops for term papers, hooking up an IV for a perma-drip of coffee and Red Bull, and reading obscure academic texts until our eyes bleed, we’re trimming years off our lives. Yes, we’re all dying earlier than we should. And I don’t mean that in a figurative way like, “Dude, stop killing yourself over this final” or “I’m dying over here.” All of those long, long nights in Butler, SIPA, and any other 24-hour library that reduce our sleep to less than six hours a night increases the risk of early death, according to researchers. More »