Opportunities for Reflection on Morningside Today

December 03, 2021

Dear Columbia Community Members,

As we begin to mourn the loss of Davide Giri, who was taken from our community and the world far too soon, we write to share additional support resources available today.

In addition to the candlelight vigil at 5 PM on Butler Lawn, south of the Sundial, the University is hosting quiet reflection spaces this afternoon from 2-5 PM in Earl Hall and in St. Paul’s Chapel for those who would like to come together to remember Davide. Chaplain Davis, and staff from Religious Life, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and University Life will be available for those who may need additional support.

Davide’s death is a devastating loss for our community, and we mourn with his family and friends here and abroad. Please support each other in this difficult time - reach out to your friends and family for comfort. Please also remember that Columbia’s extensive resources remain available to you.

Counseling and Psychological Services will extend its hours until 7 PM this evening, with drop-in hours at 5 Lerner Hall from 5-7 PM. After 7 PM, phone support is available by calling 212-854-2878 and following the recorded directions.

You can always reach out to your Dean of Students, and other campus resources, including:


Dennis A. Mitchell
Executive Vice President for University Life
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC

Shih-Fu Chang
Interim Dean of the Fu Foundation School for Engineering and Applied Science
Richard Dicker Professor