From: Whaley, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:33 PM
To: all_studenton-l <>
Subject: Molly Incident


Dear Students,


I’m writing to inform you that a sophomore was transported to the hospital in critical condition on Saturday night after ingesting “Molly” (a capsule the student believed was a version of MDMA and likely contained other unknown substances as well).  The student was released from the Intensive Care Unit at Hartford Hospital yesterday, and we expect the student to be discharged from the hospital today or tomorrow.  I’m sure that you share my relief in this outcome.  At this time we believe this to be an isolated incident, but I felt the need to inform you given the traumatic events that this community experienced last spring.  This incident should remind everyone of the dangers associated with ingesting these substances.


I want to express my appreciation to those students who alerted Public Safety to the medical emergency this past weekend, as well as the many students who intervene in a variety of situations when others engage in risky or unsafe behavior.


As has already been announced, a task force on illegal drugs is currently exploring how Wesleyan’s education, prevention, treatment, and policy/enforcement methods might be modified and enhanced to support individual and community well-being.  Information about their work is posted here.  If you’ve not already done so, I hope that you will share your thoughts and suggestions with the task force via their website.





Dean Mike Whaley

Vice President for Student Affairs



Michael J. Whaley

Vice President for Student Affairs

Wesleyan University

237 High Street

Middletown, CT   06459