On Sunday, Nov. 10, the University held the second annual mandatory Kognito Day to educate first-year students on how to address and discuss the mental health concerns of their peers through zee group discussions and completion of an online simulation.
Rumination — repetitive and obsessive thoughts — are widely considered by the field of psychology to be pathological, associated with neuroticism and anxiety. However, in a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Professor Amanda Anderson offered a different view. Drawing on the field of literary analysis, she argued that rumination can be not only intrusive, but also productive and essential for ethical thought.
Fifteen minutes into the CPUC meeting, the crowd of students left Betts Auditorium and walked to an outdoor area in front of Frist Campus Center, where they listened to two speakers — Damion Stackhouse, a formerly incarcerated activist, and Dannelle Gutarra Cordero, a University writing program lecturer. Students and faculty alike joined in solidarity over the issue.
Richards held the position of president at Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action for a duration of 12 years. She has also served as deputy chief of staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
According to Princeton Mental Health Initiative board member Richard Yang ’22, Mental Health Week was created in an effort to “promote awareness about mental health issues.”
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.