Not all spurts of illness happen during business hours, and not all students are even able to make an appointment time during the workday because of classes and work schedules. We live in a 24/7 world, and it is time for our health clinic to reflect that.
The Hatchet’s editorial board looks at some of the biggest news from winter break, including the opening of the new Colonial Health Center and GW’s decision to give City Hall residents a partial refund.
The center will bring Student Health Service, the University Counseling Center and the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education under one roof.
While it’s all well and good that these big names seem to think the hotline is a nice idea, in order to make any progress, we need a clear, tangible commitment to making the program happen.
You can sign up for as many parents listservs or follow as many GW Twitter accounts as you want, and attempt to pry bits of information from your kids, but you may still feel like you’re just getting scraps of news rather than the full picture. That’s our job: to provide context to the stories that call for it.
The biggest news of the year – condensed into 140 characters.
They will have the ears of top administrators next academic year, and are charged with acting as a bridge between the student body and the University.
The University will spend $3 million to spread counseling and health services across two floors in the Marvin Center this year, an investment the Board of Trustees approved Friday.
Counseling will become a permanent fixture of the Mount Vernon Campus next fall, officials announced Monday, as part of an effort to bolster mental health services for a campus where three students have died in three months.
Changes to the University’s approach to counseling services on the Mount Vernon Campus are long overdue. But administrators shouldn’t stop there. In fact, we should renew our commitment to mental health policies across both campuses.