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Following the same format as the 2023 commencement ceremonies, the college recognized students graduating with master’s or doctoral degrees in a commencement and graduate hooding ceremony May 18 and honored all undergraduate students in a commencement ceremony May 19.
Ithaca College celebrates the Class of 2024's resilience at Commencement
By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Students in Ithaca College’s undergraduate cClass of 2024 began their college experience on a screen instead of in a classroom, learning virtually during Fall 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Ithaca College community gathered May 19 in the Glazer Arena to celebrate the graduating students’ resilience and watch as administrators presented the students with their degrees during the college’s 129th Commencement ceremony.  
The class of 2024 celebrates graduation at the Senior Formal.
Photo Essay: Class of 2024 celebrates graduation through Senior Week
Senior Week annually celebrates Ithaca College's graduating class through weeklong events and programming.
The event was held at the Free Speech Rock on May 8, where students spoke about their experiences on campus, past protests and the history of the Israel-Hamas war. 
IC Students for Justice in Palestine organizes listen-in, sends letter to Cornish with updated demands
By Vivian Rose, Assistant News Editor
Ithaca College Students for Justice in Palestine (ICSJP) hosted a listen-in, their final event of Spring 2024. The event was held at the Free Speech Rock on May 8, where students spoke about their experiences on campus, past protests and the history of the Israel-Hamas war. 
Cornell University President Martha Pollack will be retiring from Cornell University June 30 according to a message she shared with the Cornell community.
Cornell President retires after serving for over seven years
By Taylor Borash, Staff Writer
Cornell University President Martha Pollack announced that she will be retiring on June 30 after serving in the position for over seven years.
Sophomore Rishabh Sen, president of the student body for the 2024–25 academic year, leads the SGC May 6  meeting to confirm the positions of senate chair, club athlete senator and senator-at-large.
SGC holds confirmations for unfilled positions
By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor
The Ithaca College Student Governance Council (SCG) met May 6 to have its first meeting with the newly elected members of SGC and hold confirmations for the positions of senate chair, club athlete senator and senator-at-large.
Belisa González spoke with the Ithaca College faculty council May 7 about the Campus Climate Survey results and key findings. The meeting concluded faculty council for Spring 2024, but will resume in Fall 2024.
Faculty Council revises grade policy for students to have ten weeks to submit an S/D/F form
By Vivian Rose, Assistant News Editor • May 10, 2024
The Ithaca College Faculty Council met May 7 with new members of the council in attendance. The new and continuing members voted on the Faculty Council Executive Committee’s 2024-25 chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary, Academic Policies Committee liaison and two “at large” Academic Policies Committee liaisons.  
Bombers senior midfielder Caroline Wise fights for the ball in a draw with Hornets senior midfielder Ainsley Buckner. Wise would finish the game with nine draw controls, contributing to the Bombers 18–6 victory.
Bombers advance to third round of NCAA tournament with dominant win over the Hornets
By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024
The No. 8 ranked Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took care of business at home against No. 23 ranked Shenandoah University Hornets 18–6 on May 12 to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament. 
Art Donaldson (Mike Faist), Tashi Duncan (Zendaya) and Patrick Zweig (Josh O’Connor) are all high-performing and entangled tennis players in Luca Guadagnino’s newest film, “Challengers.”
‘Challengers’ volleys with a true erotic triangle
By Mariana Contreras, Assistant Life and Culture Editor • May 1, 2024
When it comes to desire, passion and lustfulness, Luca Guadagnino is an expert at capturing it — the excitement, the thrill and even the shame of it all. He has proven himself capable of seducing the audience through his depictions of sensible and, at times, out of the box erotisms. It’s no surprise then when Guadadino and novelist-playwright Justin Kuritzkes take tennis, one of the most erotic sports, and craft a restlessly sexy, infuriating film in “Challengers.” Since its release April 26, “Challengers” has become No.1 in the box office with a domestic gross of $15 million. 
Editorial: Supporting free speech is essential in higher education
Editorial: Supporting free speech is essential in higher education
By The Ithacan May 2, 2024
Throughout history, college students have been at the heart of social movements. From nationwide sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement to more local movements, like protests advocating for the removal of former Ithaca College president Tom Rochon, students’ voices have consistently been a catalyst for change. Today, students’ right to free speech is being threatened nationwide.
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