In an email sent out this morning, Dean Roellke, Dean Brown, and Director of Health Services Irena Balawajder announced that Baldwin will be operating with limited hours beginning in the Fall.
"The hours of operation for the Vassar College Health Service at the start of the Fall 2009 semester will be 8:00am to 10:00pm," the email states. Instead of offering services late into the night, there will now be "isolation rooms" in the dorms for ill students.
We first wrote about the possibility of Baldwin limiting its hours back in October. The issue was brought up at a VSA Council meeting and our post on the issue received 54 comments from readers. "We would never recommend that we cut health services at Vassar, but it may be worth thinking about if they are being used to their full potential," the then-VP for Student Life Nate Silver '10 commented on this site. "[T]he College, like all institutions and people in America, is facing hard times with the downturn of the economy. In these situations, we must prioritize our core areas," then-VSA President Jimmy Kelly '09 commented. The issue was again brought up in April when the Miscellany News ran a cover story on the future of Baldwin.