This Wednesday, Feb. 3, John Dau, founder and president of the John Dau Foundation, gave a lecture in the Chapel entitled “Volatility: Unexpected Transition in Life.” Standing tall at 6’8”, Dau spoke with a confidence that immediately claimed every attendee’s focus.
As several recent Spectator stories have reported, both the Health and Counseling Centers have faced an influx of demand. As the article this week notes, the Health Center lost its medical doctor and has had to hire a part-time MD to fill the gap. Unfortunately, the new doctor will only be available to see Hamilton students on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Meanwhile, the Counseling Center has responded to heightened demand by doubling the psychiatrist’s hours and treating students increasingly in a group therapy format.
Both the Health and Counseling Centers have responded creatively to challenging situations. The Counseling Center should be commended for recognizing and responding to student demand for a psychiatrist, as well as for adding another part-time counselor to their staff.
Students need to recognize these strides in providing more opportunities for care. They need to better understand their options when the Health and Counseling Centers are closed. And, they need to continue communicating their needs. ...
A year removed from a losing record, the Hamilton women’s hockey team has turned things around and is in the midst of a strong 2015-16 season. The Continentals are now one of the top-four teams in the NESCAC and appear poised for a strong showing in the playoffs with the possibility of home ice advantage in the first round.