A recent court filing claimed that the Sackler family, which has donated extensively to the University, purposely misled the public about the current crisis of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey alleged that the Sackler family’s goal was to profit from opioids as much as possible.
The study report — titled “The Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health in the Ivy League” — gave the University a “D” and claimed that the University’s policies pertaining to leave of absence were often unclear and, at worst, discriminatory. The paper focused on the leave of absence policies for each Ivy League school and argued that the language of the policies leads to discrimination against students.
In a statement Wednesday, the University announced that the seventh residential college on campus will be named Perelman College in honor of the Perelman family.
“Kurdish youth not only see the dead bodies of cousins … they witness the death of their peers in the war between the PKK and the Turkish state … Many [interlocutors] told me that they still see and hear the [violence committed against family members],” said Onur Günay, a documentary filmmaker.
On Nov. 11, designated as “Kognito Day,” first-year students participated in Kognito, an online simulation designed to help students identify signs of psychological distress in others and intervene.