Posts Tagged ‘suicide’

Subway Tragedies Spark Outrage from Politicians

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants answers after a recent spike in deaths, injuries By Caroline Lewis A man jumped onto the subway tracks as an R train came hurtling toward the platform at the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street Station in Park Slope on Sunday morning. The man was taken to the hospital and remained in [&hellip
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Columbia Freshman Dies After Falling Out of 114th Street Building

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A Columbia student fell to her death from her dorm last night in what was originally reported as an accident but is now being treated as a possible suicide. Martha Corey-Ochoa, who was 18-years-old, fell from her 14th floor dorm around 11 p.m., reports Gothamist. The freshman’s dorm was on 114th Street in Manhattan. Columbia’s [&hellip
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NYU to Make Bobst Library Suicide-Proof

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New paneling along stairwell aims to prevent potential jumpers It seems the ’2031 plan’ isn’t the only alteration NYU is making to its urban campus— they’re also making adjustments to the storied Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, and for an eerie reason. To preclude the possibility of more suicides inside its library, the school will be [&hellip
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Chin and Quinn Ask Army for “More Meaningful Punishment” for Danny Chen’s Tormenters

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Private Danny Chen, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Paul Bisceglio   Sgt. Adam Holcomb was tried this week in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen last October. He faces up to two years in prison. Council Member Margaret Chin and Speaker Christine Quinn, however, think he deserves more. Chin and Quinn sent a letter yesterday to Lt. General Daniel B. [&hellip
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Sergeant Connected with Pvt. Danny Chen Suicide Faces Minor Punishment

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

danny-chen-5e1a90d38ac78cf6 By Nick Gallinelli Sgt. Adam Holcomb, the first soldier to be tried in the court martial case surrounding Pvt. Danny Chen’s suicide, was acquitted of the most serious charges but was found guilty of minor ones this Monday. By the following day, his suggested sentenced was announced, and the punishment is creating backlash in the [&hellip
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Bullying at Any Price

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

East Side public and private schools cope with age-old problem In the past year, bullying has become not only a pervasive danger for students to dodge in the hallways but a hot topic of debate in the media, among parents and around dinner tables nationwide. Tragic stories of bullied kids committing suicide show up alongside [&hellip
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