Mind The Gap

Had a duty call tonight that sent a resident to the hospital. When that happens, the Dean on Call meets the resident there. In our Dean rotation are directors of departments in Student Life outside of residence life with varying degrees of on-call experience. It’s a small private school…

So I sent the resident to the hospital, call Dean on Call and she calls me back after a while for additional information and mentions that it is unnerving to see a student in that state -unconscious/unresponsive- especially given the work that she does. She’s the director of one of our religious life offices within student life. Then she says, ‘sadly, I imagine you’re used to it.’

And I am.

I arrived on scene tonight 5 minutes after being woken up to find a resident passed out with vomit on their face and immediately I was comfortable taking over the scene, giving residents tasks, asking questions, calling for public safety, doing crowd control, calming down my newbie RA…

I have sent a lot of students to the hospital in my career. I don’t remember it ever being hard to see them in that state, because by that point we were already helping them. I can’t go back in time and unmake their poor decisions. What I can do is intervene to keep them alive to hopefully make better ones in the future.

People on other areas of student affairs commend us in residence life. “I don’t know how you do it” is something I’ve heard from colleagues in my division several times this month. I don’t know how long I can keep it up, but while I can, I do my job because it keeps our students alive.

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legalizing gay marriage is important yes. but please stop picking and choosing the pretty parts of my oppression you want to support. because the systematic oppression of queer folk is not limited to “oh they just can’t get married.” queer people are getting thrown out of their homes. dying. committing suicide. getting denied jobs. you can’t just slap a rainbow on a shirt and say you’re an ally

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soyoumusic:

kathleenheuer:

soyoumusic:

Reposted from Eric Whitacre who reposted it from kathleenheuer

Kinda cool to see that something I created shared over 1,759 times. #musiced #artsadvoc

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