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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

From left, Cory Young, associate professor in the Department of Strategic Communication and director of the Honors Program; Chee Ng, assistant professor in the Department of Finance and International Business; and Jonathan Ablard, professor in the Department of History, discuss academic freedom, mental health and misconduct policies at the Faculty Council meeting April 4.

Faculty Council discusses mental health and academic processes

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2023
At their April 4 meeting, members discussed non-tenure track faculty, student mental health, the academic misconduct process and academic freedom. 
Junior Hannah Polce speaks about the mental health resources available for athletes on campus. She is hoping to see these resources improve and break the silence.

Commentary: Efforts must be put into helping athletes

By Hannah Polce March 28, 2023
Playing a sport is a dangerous game, not just for the physical strain it puts on one’s body, but the mental effects it has, too.
In addition to multiple changes to the academic calendar starting Fall 2023 onward, there will be a two-day April break. However, the April break will be dependent on the semester start date.

A two-day break in April among changes to academic calendar

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor March 8, 2023
There are several changes to the academic calendar starting Fall 2023 onward, including an April break, changes in semester start dates, Maymester offerings and more.
In an Aug. 12 Intercom post, Brian Petersen, director of the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, said that the center would begin offering in-person and virtual sessions for students for the 2022–23 academic year.

CAPS is back in person for the first time since Fall 2019

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 6, 2022
The IC Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has returned to offering in-person appointments for the first time since Fall 2019. 
Editorial: Cayuga Health System improves standard of care

Editorial: Cayuga Health System improves standard of care

By The Ithacan August 31, 2022
Ithaca College's new standard of care is what Ithaca students deserve. Of course, as everything else, it comes with a cost.
CAPS director Brian Petersen and Ron Dow, a social worker with CAPS and Let’s Talk coordinator, work to support Ithaca College students who are studying abroad

Let’s Talk connects IC students studying abroad with CAPS

By Eleanor Kay, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
150 IC students are studying abroad in Spring 2022. The Let’s Talk program in CAPS has helped students transition to their new environments.
About 52% of respondents that took the college Campus Climate Survey, conducted in Fall 2016, said mental health has impacted their learning, working or living activities at the college. Students have been feeling like a lack of resources is an ongoing issue at the college.

Faculty work to create trauma-informed learning environments

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2022
IC faculty members work to support students’ education and mental well-being as well as their own, with a growing focus on trauma-informed teaching. 
Senior Michelle Pei, president of Active Minds at IC, said she thought the app cannot hurt, but that putting more pressure on students to seek help alone might not be good.

Ithaca College partners with mindfulness app for students

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer February 16, 2022
IC has partnered with the mindfulness app Sanvello and is offering premium access to college members in an effort to respond to mental health needs.
Senior Lily Hosken tells her own story of sexual abuse and dealing with the Title IX office. She says her experience is not unique and needs to be addressed within the campus community.

Title IX update supports students with trauma-related needs

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor January 31, 2022
A recent policy update to the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX process will better support Ithaca College students with trauma-related needs
Approximately 90 members of the college community attended the memorial, which was held both in person at the Muller Chapel and virtually via Zoom.

Life of CAPS counselor celebrated in vigil

By Alexis Manore, Editor in Chief December 8, 2021
On Dec. 6, Members of the Ithaca College community gathered to honor the life of Stephen Karl, mental health counselor for the college
Editorial: Students call for empathy with mental health issues

Editorial: Students call for empathy with mental health issues

By The Ithacan December 2, 2021
Leniency shouldn’t have dissipated with the return to in-person classes. If anything, this is the time for extensions and sympathy.
What is your experience with mental health?

What is your experience with mental health?

By Jay Bradley November 11, 2021
In short, if you have found yourself struggling with mental health with regards to school or social interactions, just know you are not alone
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