November 2, 2001

S.A. Increases EARS Funding

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At yesterday’s Student Assembly meeting, S.A. members overturned the appropriations committee’s allocation recommendation for the by-line funding of Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service (EARS), increasing the organization’s funding by 25 cents per student.

EARS provides counseling as well as communication skills training to the Cornell community. The group requested $1.50 per student via the Student Activity Fee (S.A.F.), but the appropriations committee voted to recommend $1.00 per student.

However, many S.A. members thought that EARS should receive more money since they say that the services are essential to the community.

“I think that a group that deals with depression, life or death issues at such a high-paced university should