Letter to the Editor

Letters, Opinion, Uncategorized

I write in response to recent coverage in The Elm about the search for a replacement for our retired Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMH-NPs). An Opinion piece on Aug. 30 and a follow up news article on Sept. 6 highlight what we all agree upon: that these professionals provide a valuable service to our […]

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Letter to the Editor

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Having been employed as a mental health professional for over 25 years, it was disheartening to read of Washington College administrators’ lack of forethought in meeting the ongoing psychiatric medication management needs of students (as outlined in the Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 editions of The Elm). It is unfortunate that two mental health nurse […]

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Letter to the Editor: Changes and Goals for Mental Health Support at WC

Letters, Opinion

Dear Washington College Community, Over the last few weeks our campus has been grappling with great sadness following the loss of a member of our small community. In the midst of that struggle, however, we have been given an opportunity to figure out how we, as a campus, can do better. Consequently, students and administrators […]

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Letter to the Editor: Mental Health on Campus

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Mental Health on Campus Dear President Landgraf/Editor, I know the students are in pain. I was one of them, four years ago. A fellow student committed suicide on campus grounds in the first week of my senior year. Losing him left a deep wound on everyone, one that was slow to […]

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Letter to the Editor: How Successful are Diversity Efforts on Campus?

Letters

Dear Editor:   I’ve been an American citizen since birth and have lived in the United States my entire life. I even have a bit of a valley girl accent. Yet, because I’m visibly of Asian descent, in half of my conversations and interactions—whether verbal conversations or email communications—at Washington College, faculty and staff have […]

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Letter to the Editor: On Mental Health

Letters, Opinion

In response to an opinion article titled, “Are Prisons Our Best Mental Health Solution?” which said: “In 2016, a Slate article wrote, ‘America’s prisons have become warehouses for the mentally ill.’”   Dear Editor, For all the reasons I would avoid “the” Blacks, I would avoid “the” mentally ill.   Harold A. Maio, retired mental […]

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Letter to the Editor: On Domestic Violence

Letters

Dear Editor: I believe that most of us Americans have been victims of bullying and/or some form of abuse at some time in our lives.  As a former counselor and therapist, I worked with and tried to help many victims of everyday bullying, as well as various other forms of abuse. I found that the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Birthday Ball Costumes

Letters

Dear Editor,   In response to Victoria Gill’s article “Should Themed Costumes Be Allowed at Birthday Ball?” in the February 8 edition of The Elm, we would love to clear the air regarding a few of the arguments made in this piece. The goal of this response is to ensure that all students have all […]

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Letter to the Editor: In Response to Increasing Room Rate Prices for 2018-19

Letters

Dear Editor,   In response to Lori Wysong’s article “Room Rate Increase: Price Change for 2018-19 Year,” I would like to make a couple of comments about the state of on-campus housing as it relates to the new rate structure. As students, we recognize that the costs of living on campus must change with the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Response to Concerns over Mount Vernon Trip

Letters

Dear Editor,   In response to Olivia Libowitz’s story “Senior Disappointed by Threat to WC Tradition” in the Feb. 1 edition of The Elm, we’d like to clarify some of Ms. Libowitz’s statements and answer some of her questions. Student Affairs re-structured the first-years’ Mount Vernon trip (which was started in 2011) two years ago. […]

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