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Fall semester room buyouts will cost $330, and spring semester buyouts will cost $660. If a student purchases a buyout for both semesters the total would be $990. Requests will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

College hopes to reduce deficit from low enrollment through room buyouts

By Sheelagh Doe, Contributing Writer December 6, 2023
Ithaca College recently introduced room buyouts for students as one of the ways to reduce the college’s deficit for the 2024 fiscal year.
Because ITH is a smaller airport and is the only airport closest to Ithaca College and Cornell University, tickets usually tend to be limited and expensive and the entire airport industry has struggled to rebound its workflow after COVID-19.

Ithaca airport obtains grant to add air route to Washington D.C.

By Sonya Mukhina, Contributing Writer December 6, 2023
In September, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Small Community Air Service Development Program to expand air routes to Washington D.C.
The Ithaca College Faculty Council heard from the co-chairs of the Middle States Reaccreditation committee and from the college’s director of energy management and sustainability at its Dec. 5 meeting. Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, also spoke about upcoming updates to the academic dishonesty policy, in addition to creating a comprehensive credit hour policy.

Faculty Council receives updates on energy management and sustainability

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor December 6, 2023
The Ithaca College Faculty Council heard from the co-chairs of the Middle States Reaccreditation committee and from the college’s director of energy management and sustainability at its Dec. 5 meeting. Updates were also given on a new faculty retirement plan option and a policy change about the length of advanced notice when the college separates from an employee.
Te-Wen Lo, associate professor in the Department of Biology, and John Fracchia, career engagement and technology specialist in the Center for Career Exploration and Development, are co-chairs of the Middle States Reaccreditation committee.

Self-study report first step in three-year institutional reaccreditation process

By Liam McDermott, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
Starting in January 2024, Ithaca College will begin two years of self-study, the first step in the process of being reaccredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
From left, Cornell senior Patrick Kuehl, Fourth Ward alderperson elect, and Jorge DeFendini, incumbent Fourth Ward Alderperson. Kuehl received 49 votes in the general election while Defendini received 40.

Successful write-in campaign stirs conversation about Ithaca’s political climate

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor December 1, 2023
While some express frustration with Fourth Ward Alderperson-elect Patrick Kuehl's write-in campaign for Common Council, others raise concerns with the priorities and tactics of the Solidarity Slate and local Working Families Party club, including incumbent Fourth Ward Alderperson Jorge Defendini's sudden attempt to unseat WFP leadership.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed Nov. 20 and was started in 1999 by transgender activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor the life of Rita Hester, who was murdered in 1998, and every transgender person’s life lost before her. 

Ithaca holds Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil to honor lives lost

By Ryan Johnson, Staff Writer November 18, 2023

On Nov. 15, 387 stones colored blue, white and pink — the colors of the transgender flag — were dropped in a glass to represent the number of transgender people whose lives were lost to violence since...

After a vote May 27, 2022, Cornell’s Faculty Senate put a resolution in motion that students who enrolled at Cornell during summer 2023 and after will no longer be able to receive the dean’s list honor.

IC reflects on academic awards as Cornell phases out deans list

By Kaeleigh Banda, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
Cornell University has begun to phase out its dean’s list to address concerns about academic stress, which has led Ithaca College to begin to reflect on the impact of its dean’s list as well.
Cornell University junior Patrick Dai was arrested Oct. 31 for posting threats of violence against the Jewish community at Cornell, including a shooting threat directed at 104West!, the kosher and multicultural dining hall next to the Center for Jewish Living.

Ithaca community grieves as Israel-Palestine violence continues and bias incidents increase

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor November 14, 2023
Since the Israel-Hamas war began Oct. 7 — the fifth war in the Israel-Arab and Israel-Palestine conflict — antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism have seen dramatic increases around the world. The shooting threat directed at Cornell’s Jewish community is one incident where communities have been targeted.
President La Jerne Cornish addressed questions and points of concern raised by members of the Student Governance Council at its Nov. 13 meeting.

SGC addresses multitude of student issues with President Cornish

By Makai Yllanes, Staff Writer November 14, 2023
The Ithaca College Student Governance Council shared questions and concerns with President La Jerne Cornish during their Nov. 13 meeting, including class scheduling, institutional spending, recent staff changes and the lack of an outdoor running track among other topics.
Project Look Sharp was founded in 1996 by Cyndy Scheibe, Dana professor in the Department of Psychology and executive director of Project Look Sharp, and Chris Sperry ’79, director of Curriculum and Staff Development at Project Look Sharp.

Project Look Sharp uses grant to expand media literacy initiative nationwide

By Taylor Borash, Contributing Writer November 13, 2023
In July 2023, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College’s nonprofit media literacy program, received the two-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant for $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant will help expand the statewide Librarians as Leaders for Media Literacy (ML3) initiative to a nationwide level.
Kurt Jordan, professor of anthropology at Cornell University and director of Cornell’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, lead a community discussion about his book that gives a brief history of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ people, beginning at the end of the last ice age and ending in 2021. 

Book talk presents brief history of the the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ people

By Taylor Borash, Contributing Writer November 12, 2023
The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and the Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging welcomed Kurt Jordan, professor of anthropology at Cornell University and director of Cornell’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, to lead a community discussion about his book, "The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ People in the Cayuga Lake Region."
City of Ithaca 2023 General Election

City of Ithaca 2023 General Election

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor November 7, 2023
Information and updates about Tompkins County's November 2023 General Elections.
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