A group of eight students are forming a task force to investigate, clarify, and improve the University’s leave of absence policy.
leaves of absence
Speaking out about mental illness has consequences and the desire to maintain privacy should be respected.
As the stigma of mental illness dissolves, we need to get comfortable with people opening up and sharing their stories.
“So you wanna quit,” mom said. “You wanna drop out. Move home.” I looked down at my hands, picked up my fork, and pushed the Thanksgiving leftovers around my plate. The yellow light encircling the dining table in an otherwise dark house made me feel like I was in an interrogation room.
In this week's lead story, Sarina Bhandari interviews students who have taken leaves of absence, examining the complications—academic, social, and financial—that can result from a voluntary or involuntary leave of absence.
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