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Administrators, counselors, and students are available on campus all day to speak with students grieving or otherwise affected by first-year Martha Corey-Ochoa’s death on Monday night. Below is a list of some of those resources. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments or at email@example.com and we will add it.
Update: The Student Wellness Project will facilitate a conversation with first-years and upperclassmen from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in John Jay Lounge. There will be a wall to share one’s feelings anonymously on Post-It notes, and break-out groups to discuss Corey-Ochoa’s death or whatever else may be on students’ minds. New and returning students are encouraged to come. Snacks will be served, but students—especially those on the NSOP schedule—are welcome to grab their dinner in John Jay Dining Hall and migrate to the Lounge. Upperclassmen who would like to be facilitators should arrive at John Jay Lounge between 4:30 and 5 p.m.
From Wilfred Chan, SWP chair: “We fellow students know that so much has happened in the past couple of days, and freshman move-in can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Given last night’s tragedy, many upperclassmen would like to provide our support.”
The Student Wellness Project will be holding an open meeting at 1 p.m. 1:45 p.m. in the Lerner SGO, 5th floor. SWP was formed last year out of the campus response to a student suicide.
[Edited: An earlier version of this post mentioned a meeting with Dean Terry Martinez. That meeting is not open to all students.]
Counseling and Psychological Services representatives are available on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary, until 5 p.m. and for the rest of the week in the office on the 8th floor of Lerner.
Barnard’s Rosemary Furman Counseling Center is open until 5 p.m. on the 1st floor of Hewitt and at 212-854-2092.
RAs are available in all residence halls and may be reached by contacting the on-call RA.
Officers in the Office of the University Chaplain are available for those who would feel more comfortable speaking with a member of the clergy, at 212-854-1493.
Advisers in the Center for Student Advising are generally available on a walk-in basis and can be contacted at 212-854-6378.
Parents and other family members may reach out to the Office of Parent and Family Programs at 212-854-2446.
Please note that Nightline Peer Counseling has not yet begun to operate for the semester.
NSOP and move-in schedule will not be affected.
GS student Aaron Tinker died on Aug. 16, while at home for summer vacation. Tinker was a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, as well as the father of three children.
The school of General Studies will be holding a memorial service on campus once the fall semester has begun. You can read the full e-mail, from Acting Dean of Students Leslie Limardo, below.
Students can contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-854-2878, or the University Chaplain at 212-854-1493.
It is with great sadness that I must share with you the news of the passing of Mr. Aaron Tinker, a GS student and U.S. Army veteran who first came to our community in the spring of 2011. Aaron, a Purple Heart recipient and father of three, passed away while at home for summer break on August 16. I know that all of you join me in sending our deepest condolences to Aaron’s family, friends, and colleagues. 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 »
A School of Continuing Education student died this weekend.
Samantha Kwek died on Sunday evening, Dean of the SCE Kristine Bilmer wrote in an email to SCE students and faculty.
Kwek hailed from North Port L.I. and was enrolled as a postbaccalaureate student studying quantitative studies for finance, according to Bilmer.
Kwek reportedly jumped to her death on Sunday at 11:40 p.m. from a luxury high-rise in midtown.
Bilmer wrote, “Losing a member of our community to an untimely death is deeply troubling, especially for family and friends. … Know that we are here to support you during this difficult time.”
The memorial service for Samantha Kwek will be held at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be services at the same location on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Students can contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-854-2878 or 212-854-9797 and Barnard’s Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at 212-854-2092. Students can also contact Columbia–Barnard Nightline, an anonymous peer counseling hotline, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. nightly at 212-854-7777; the Center for Student Advising at 212-854-6378; the Office of the University Chaplain at 212-854-1493.
Update: Kwek’s brother wrote in an email to Spec that Kwek’s death has not been ruled a suicide.