It seemed like any other ordinary Wednesday afternoon as I frantically typed up a resolution in the A.S. main office. A committee discussed how many items to purchase for an event, doors swung open and shut and students asked questions of advisors as everyone tried to avert their eyes from the giant elephant hiding in the corner of the room.

I’ll address our elephant friend in a moment, but first I need to clarify one key point about an important resolution concerning mental health that A.S. Legislative Council passed last quarter. The resolution calls attention to the urgency of addressing student mental health crises on this campus and suggests that various campus groups work together to do so. I made it very clear to those present at the meeting that the intent of this resolution is not to accuse the administration of failing to “recognize the severity of the matterâ€