Incumbent Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) has outraised his Democratic challengers by an average of $1.6 million in the last three election cycles, but Federal Election Commission Filings show that only two Cornell staff and faculty — one of them a registered Democrat — have given large individual contributions to his current campaign.
The student-led Mental Health Task Force finalized its list of recommendations to improve Cornell’s mental health services on Sunday, with plans to formally introduce them to the administration and gather signatures from the student body on Monday. The task force recommendations include hiring new counselors and mental health liaisons, new training for resident advisors and university staff, changes to leave of absence policies, and increasing access to off-campus mental health services.
Since March, the task force has worked to identify possible areas of improvements to Cornell’s mental health services, during which the administration has faced criticism from students and mental health advocacy groups like The Sophie Fund — an advocacy organization founded by the parents of Sophie MacLeod ’14, who committed suicide while on medical leave from Cornell in 2016. In January, President Pollack rejected calls for an independent review of campus mental health services from Susan Hack and Scott MacLeod, founders of The Sophie Fund. At the time, Pollack said that a two-year external review by the JED Foundation and internal reviews of Cornell Health are sufficient audits for its mental health program. Hack and McLeod called the review “plainly insufficient” in a letter to Pollack in August, and repeated its call for an independent task force.
Mayor Svante Myrick ’09 blasted the University in an interview with The Sun on Thursday for not contributing enough to its home city after he unveiled a new budget plan for the city of Ithaca in which Cornell’s contribution increased by only a little less than $30,000.
At the meeting, Tyler, along with officials from the Fire Department and Public Information and Technology Office, had the chance to discuss the city’s nearly $76 million budget’s effect on their departments.
The nearly $1 million reported by Mitrano would bring her total for the campaign to $1.1 million dollars, while her opponent, incumbent Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) has raised $2.6 million total for the election cycle up to June 30.
In addition to advancing the interests of independent urologists across the country, Dr. Evan Goldfischer M.D. ’92 has also authored books and papers geared toward doctors and patients, including the latest one, Even Urologists Get Kidney Stones.
Cornell United Way campaign co-chairs Pat Wynn and Rick Burgess spoke at their launch. The shorter campaign is was implemented to emphasize an earlier giving season, which “allows UWTC to build momentum and intensify our outreach.”