“Before an active, campus-wide discussion can take place, the College administration must acknowledge its failures. The administration’s emails detailing student deaths offer a sense of finality, an attempt to cover tragedy with platitudes. The administration remains silent to the point of hypocrisy. There is no conversation, no discussion — only deepest sympathies and a line about the Counseling Center’s availability.
Before constructive conversation can begin, the administration must acknowledge its implicit involvement in mental health issues. More can be done, more should be done, and the administration should begin with alleviating the Counseling Center of its structural shortcomings.”