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Ron is Ithaca College sophomore Eliot Willenborgs emotional support animal. Willenborg said Ron helps him feel a sense of responsibility.

Ithaca College sees increase of support pets on campus

By Bridget Bright, Contributing Writer October 11, 2017
Support pets have been rising substantially on college campuses throughout the country and at the college since 2012.  
From left Lee Ellen Marvin, executive director for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service; Scott MacLeod, donor advisor for The Sophie Fund; Anna Kelles, Tompkins County legislator pose as MacLeod recieves a proclamation from the Tompkins County Legislature.

Local organization aims to help students on leaves of absence

By Bianca Mestiza, Staff Writer September 30, 2017
The proposal seeks to create an Ithaca community–based program to help college students who on are on mental health leaves of absence.
CAPS counselors see 17 to 18 percent of the student population, and in November 2016 there was a 15 percent increase in demand for counseling services, as previously reported by The Ithacan.

CAPS adds two new counselors in attempt to meet student demand

By Ana Borruto and Grace Elletson September 28, 2017
Collado announced the college will fill these positions because of the increase in students visiting CAPS over the last few years.
IC Active Minds, pictured above, is a club dedicated to raising awareness to mental illness on Ithaca Colleges campus. Molly Robbins, third from right, is co-president of the club and has criticized the college for not providing enough counselors for its students.

CAPS’ wait times increase as more students request services

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer November 14, 2016
Despite an added counselor and phone screening system, an increased number of students at Ithaca College are using counseling services this semester.
One year later, some concerns remain about CAPS

One year later, some concerns remain about CAPS

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 29, 2016
In Spring 2015, many students needing services at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services had to wait two to three weeks to see a counselor. A year later, the wait time has diminished, yet students still have concerns in other areas.
From left, freshman Carlie McClinsey, Student Government Association chief of staff; senior Ben Tolles; Class of 2019 senator Laura Waxman; Class of 2016 senator Matilda Thornton-Clark; and SGA President Dominick Recckio present the first two bills in a series of sustainability legislation at the April 18 SGA meeting.

SGA passes first bills in series of sustainability legislation

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
The Student Government Association Senate passed four bills at the April 18 meeting, two of which seek to implement “environmental betterment” efforts on campus as part of a larger package of sustainability-related bills.
Wait times at the Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services have decreased slightly so far this year, despite a couple of staffing setbacks.

CAPS wait times decrease despite staffing issues

By Elena Piech, Contributing Writer October 7, 2015
Wait times at the Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services have decreased slightly so far this year, despite a couple of staffing setbacks.
UPDATED: Ithaca College to add CAPS counselor

UPDATED: Ithaca College to add CAPS counselor

By Aidan Quigley, News Editor August 20, 2015
In response to last semester’s campus-wide discussion on CAPS funding, the college will be hiring a staff member for the upcoming school year and instituting a new, telephone-based assessment system.
Campus frustrated by denied request for new CAPS counselor

Campus frustrated by denied request for new CAPS counselor

By Natalie Shanklin, Assistant News Editor March 25, 2015
The Ithaca College administration’s denial of the Faculty Council’s request for a new staff member for the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services has generated disappointment among mental health advocates on campus.
Editorial: CAPS funding should have been approved

Editorial: CAPS funding should have been approved

March 25, 2015
Ithaca College cannot claim its students are the top priority if the administration is not willing to provide the necessary support.
Faculty Council Chair Peter Rothbart speaks at the latest meeting on Jan. 20.

Faculty council adresses budget deficit, student protests

By Max Denning, Online News Editor January 21, 2015
At the Jan. 20 Ithaca College Faculty Council meeting, members spoke about the upcoming budget deficit, a new plan to meet with the Board of Trustees twice a year and the potential for a new CAPS employee.

Editorial: More funding for counseling services is necessary

December 10, 2014

The Office of Counseling and Wellness has been receiving an overwhelming number of students needing services. Unfortunately for students seeking counseling services, this means long wait lists and a lack...

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