Letter to the Editor: A message from the Humphrey Clinic

Dear Editor,

The Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple and Family Therapy closed on August 15, 2018.

Humphrey Clinic Marriage and Family Therapy students, staff and faculty members would like to thank our clients, the UConn community and the local community for learning with us and sharing over 30 years of healing and hope. We’ve had the privilege of fostering new possibilities and change with a special focus on strength-based, whole family treatment models. We cherish having witnessed our clients grow and flourish along with us. We are proud that throughout our history and even through the closing process, that we endeavored to provide the utmost care to our clients and students.

As society gains more understanding of the importance of supporting mental health and well-being, it will be important for all of us, as we disperse and move to new locations, to advocate for continued awareness, action and intervention for individuals across family and community systems. We have faith that the Humphrey Clinic will continue its impact and legacy on a local, national and international level through its web of former faculty, students and clients. We encourage the UConn community to care for themselves using the variety of quality services available in the area. Former clients of the clinic seeking records from the Humphrey Clinic should contact 860-486-3692 and leave a message detailing what information you would like and your phone number.

UConn students in need of counseling services or referrals should contact Counseling and Mental Health Services at 860-486-4705.

Community members can find information through their insurance for therapists who are paneled with their provider.

Thank you again,

Kevin Hynes

Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy

The Humphrey Clinic and the UConn Marriage and Family Therapy Program


Letter to the Editor: Towers is treasured 2

To whom it may concern:

My name is Sean Rose, and I’m an alumnus of the University of Connecticut (CLAS ‘09). With all due respect, I’m going to have to forgo the usual introductory pleasantries and get down to brass tacks here: I’m writing to you, with grave concern, about the letter you published by a Mr. Stephen Winchell (CLAS ‘08) the other week.

Mr. Winchell went out of his way to applaud the Daily Campus editorial staff for publishing my last letter, which he memorably deemed a “screed” (very ironic, considering his boorish, clunky writing, but I digress). Unfortunately, I can’t extend the same courtesy. In my view, the Daily Campus committed an act of grave irresponsibility in publishing Mr. Winchell’s last two letters. You are enabling the views of a man who is delusional beyond hope.

I mean, what else can you say about a man arguing that West is better than Towers? Anyone with any objective sense will tell you that pristine Towers is far, far superior to the trashy hole that is West. Mr. Winchell himself even admits as much, saying: ”Towers is no doubt an ornament on the crown of UConn.” Yet even after copping to this - and going on to admit that West has no dining hall or grab ‘n go, all but confessing that Towers is a better dorm - he somehow still comes to the ludicrous conclusion that West is better because “it has heart.” Hilarious, considering that I can’t imagine any better evidence against West residents having heart - or good sense! - than Mr. Winchell’s awful letters.

I want to make this clear: there is no “war” between the dorms of Towers and West, except for inside the twisted mind of Mr. Winchell. His signing of his last letter with “West Wins” should tell you as much. Why is there no rivalry? Because Towers is a better dorm than West. This is accepted fact, as anyone on the Storrs campus can attest. To continue to give Mr. Winchell a platform in your editorial page is massively irresponsible, and I urge you, Daily Campus editorial team, to put a stop to this once and for all. Do not publish any more of Mr. Winchell’s nonsense. Let the Truth Win.

With warm regards-

Sean Rose
CLAS ‘09


Around the American: UCF, USF and Cincinnati all remain undefeated

Around the American: UCF, USF and Cincinnati all remain undefeated

Week 4 of college football has come and gone, and once again UConn sits at the bottom of the American Athletic East, while USF and UCF are still undefeated. Let’s take a look at how all the teams in the division did this weekend

Census citizenship question is a short-sighted attack

Census citizenship question is a short-sighted attack

Many will be surprised to hear that there hasn’t been a citizenship question on the standard United States census since 1950. I certainly was; it seems like it would be a good idea to know how many citizens reside in the United States, right?