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Suicide: How NYU’s Campus Crisis Response Is Failing Students and Staff

Suicide: How NYU’s Campus Crisis Response Is Failing Students and Staff

By Anonymous, Guest Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A recent NYU graduate writes about her experience with the student health services at NYU, and the continuing issue of suicide on campus.

Offensive images at Fall Ball prompt law student backlash

Offensive images at Fall Ball prompt law student backlash

By Alice Zhang, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The NYU School of Law's Fall Ball displayed questionable decorations such as a video projection of a silhouetted man dying by suicide.

Vigil held in WSP to commemorate lives taken by suicide

Vigil held in WSP to commemorate lives taken by suicide

By Abraham Gross, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under News, University News

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, Active Minds at NYU hosted a vigil to commemorate those who have lost their lives to suicide.

University suicide response examined through the years

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

When walking into the atrium of Bobst Library, the history of NYU's struggle with student deaths is inescapable. The golden, cage-like panels that cover the interior of the 12-story building were installed in 2012 to prevent students from jumping from the upper floors, and for some they serve as a constant...

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

February 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, The Daily Mail reported that a young NYU student had “jumped naked 15 stories to his death from [his] dorm while high on drugs.” On the same day, Metro reported that an “NYU freshman dies after apparent suicide leap.” These headlines may at first appear to be commonplace, but in reality they are grossly inappropriate descriptions of what they assumed to be suicide. In dramatizing tr...

NYU fails to tackle root of its suicide problem

NYU fails to tackle root of its suicide problem

September 27, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This past week, walking through the hallways of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, I overheard a conversation between two students and stopped. It was nothing special, just a casual remark on the aluminum screens that have become the new face of NYU’s principal library. The official NYU line on the recently...