From: All Students on campus [mailto:all_studenton-l@wesleyan.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:58 AM
To: all_studenton-l
Subject: This week

 

Dear Students,

 

We have been through a difficult week together.  Last weekend we learned that 10 students were hospitalized, some in critical condition, after their use of a version of the drug Molly.  Many of you experienced the resulting medical emergencies first hand, and you deserve thanks from all of us for your quick response in getting these friends the help that they needed.  In several cases, your quick intervention saved their lives.  Thankfully, most of the students have now been released from the hospital and it seems all of them will survive the ordeal.  Bystander intervention at work.

 

Since Sunday, many of you have shared information about who may be responsible for distributing drugs within our community.  We know you did this because you hoped to help save those in the hospital or because you hoped for a campus with fewer dangerous drugs.  You too deserve our thanks.  Again, bystander intervention at work.  As a result of this information, some among us have been arrested – the impact to these individuals is significant, but I am hopeful that our campus might be a bit safer now.  Like many experiences we have together here, I hope that we take time to reflect and learn some lessons from these events.

 

Student Affairs staff in CAPS, Health Services, Public Safety, Religious and Spiritual Life, Residential Life (RAs & HMs) and the class deans have been very busy reaching out to students who might need some support in the wake of these past few days.  We’ve connected with many of you, but know that we cannot anticipate everyone who might benefit from our help.  I encourage you to let us know what you need and how we can be helpful.

 

Finally, I want to remind you of information about Molly on the WesWELL website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/pdfdocuments/mollyupdate.pdf

 

This is indeed a special community.  Let’s continue to do our very best in caring for each other.

 

All best,

Dean Mike

 

 

Michael J. Whaley

Vice President for Student Affairs

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT   06459

860-685-3160

mwhaley@wesleyan.edu