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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Hammond Health Center

In a brand new series, Mei Dennison and Lucia Iandolo explore free resources around campus to help you get your money's worth out of your time at Ithaca College. This episode, they visit the Hammond...

The Student Health Insurance Plan costs $3,066 from Aug. 10 to Aug. 9, 2024. For incoming students attending the college in Spring 2024, the coverage will last from Jan. 1, 2024 to Aug. 9, 2024, but the cost of insurance for this time period has not been determined yet. 

College switches Student Health Insurance Plan for 2023–24

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor June 30, 2023
For the 2023–24 academic year, Ithaca College will be changing its Student Health Insurance Provider from MVP Health Care to Aetna Student Health. 
IC closes COVID-19 testing location and ends wraparound care

IC closes COVID-19 testing location and ends wraparound care

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor June 1, 2023
Ithaca College put an end to its remaining COVID-19 infrastructure and policies, like testing locations and dedicated quarantine spaces, May 31.
Reginald Briggs, associate director and interim head of Dining Services, said students often misidentify gastrointestinal symptoms as food poisoning and attribute it to campus dining halls. Briggs said students may actually experience gastrointestinal distress because they have contracted viral gastroenteritis, which is commonly referred to as the stomach flu, or they have unrecognized food sensitivities.

IC dining services clarifies food safety practices

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer May 3, 2023
In light of incidents where students have been attributing food poisoning to dining hall food, Dining Services clarifies its food safety practices.
International students find insurance process frustrating

International students find insurance process frustrating

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2023
International students at Ithaca College were confused when their health insurance was abruptly denied in Fall 2022. They were informed that their insurance will not be accepted for Fall 2023.
Monkeypox and smallpox vaccine is shown at Northstar Medical Center in Chicago on July 18, 2022.

Mpox concerns decrease, resources still available to community

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
Ithaca College added resources for students to mitigate the spread of the mpox virus in summer 2022, but as case numbers have fallen, some students’ concern for the virus has decreased. 
College to offer monkeypox vaccine at Hammond Health Center

College to offer monkeypox vaccine at Hammond Health Center

By Syd Pierre, News Editor October 26, 2022
Ithaca College will be offering monkeypox vaccines in the Hammond Health Center for students beginning Oct. 31, according to an email sent to the campus community Oct. 25.
Ithaca College became a part of the Cayuga Health System’s (CHS) network Aug. 15, with the hopes to create a more sustainable student health center.

IC partners with Cayuga Health System for student health care

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
Ithaca College became a part of the Cayuga Health System’s (CHS) network Aug. 15, with the hopes to create a more sustainable student health center.
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.
In a campus-wide email June 14, Bonnie Prunty, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life, announced that the partnership will continue the relationship that the college has formed with CHS and improve student health services. 

Student Health Services partners with Cayuga Health System

By Syd Pierre, News Editor July 19, 2022
Ithaca College will be partnering with the Cayuga Health System (CHS) for Student Health Services beginning Aug. 15. 
SGC approved two new members of the council: junior Harley Grossman as senator for the School of Humanities and Sciences and junior Himadri Seth as the international senator.

SGC approves two new council members and new chief of staff

By Riley Garand, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022
The IC Student Governance Council met with the assistant director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, to discuss COVID-19 at its Feb. 14 meeting. 
Metzgar came to Ithaca College 10 years ago and has been working with students as a nurse practitioner at the Hammond Health Center up until her promotion to director of Student Health Services.

Q&A: Longtime IC Student Health Services employee promoted

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer February 15, 2022
Jennifer Metzgar has been appointed as the new director for Student Health Services at Ithaca College, replacing former director, Ellyn Selin-Sellers.
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