Imagine a bustling, modern village at the start of a new day. The sound of leaves brushing across the pavement mixes with the dull murmur of students chatting. Late for class, they shuffle and bump into each other along the paths between the many high-rise buildings. A distinct vibrancy, one exclusive to a college town, fills the air as businesses open their doors to the fresh, new day.
As part of an effort to combat food insecurity on campus, a new food pantry in Campus Town will provide essential food and personal care items to students and local community members in need of resources.
Nearly one year after Campus Town’s InFocus Urgent Care announced its decision to offer counseling services, and just over six months after the practice celebrated its grand opening, only one thing is missing from the bustling health care center students are thankful to have as a medical resource — the long-awaited, much-debated mental health care component.
The sugary aroma of freshly baked cookies enticed the line of students waiting to try the newest dessert spot near campus when Insomnia Cookies celebrated its grand opening in Campus Town on Monday, Jan. 22.
The Urgent Care will be staffed by board-certified emergency room doctors, in addition to technicians and registered nurses. InFocus will be able to care for any non-life threatening ailment, as well as do onsite x-ray and EKG diagnostic tests and give limited IV medications.
Campus construction has become an ubiquitous part of life at the College. From the fenced-off and refurbished Brower Student Center to the hollowed-out halls of the new STEM Building to the bare-windowed storefronts of Campus Town, the College seems to be under perpetual construction.