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THE ITHACAN

5.2.24

5.2.24

May 1, 2024

“You see a student like Rugie [Baldeh], bright, engaged, raising provocative issues, always in the conversation and then one day you come to class, and shes staring out of the window,” Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, professor in the Department of Politics, said. “You cant even continue teaching. Its impossible. … Just watching my students in class when they go through a situation like that is literally heartbreaking.”

Student racially profiled and wrongfully fired from Walmart

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor May 8, 2023
Senior Rugie Baldeh, former Walmart employee, was racially profiled, accused of aiding scammers that stole from the store, then fired and banned from Walmart.
Senior Shevori Gene, former chief of staff for the Student Governance Council, went to the SGC’s meeting May 1 with 11 other guests to demand election votes.

SGC shares election votes after controversial decision to withhold counts

By Dominick Petrucci and Lorien Tyne May 3, 2023
Vote counts from the Spring 2023 Ithaca College Student Governance Council elections revealed that first-year student Matthew Williams — who was disqualified — beat the elected president by 83 votes.
Linda Petrosino ’77, M.S. ’78, retiring dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, has been the dean of the School of HSHP since 2012 and has facilitated the development of programs, partnerships and strategic goals.

Linda Petrosino to receive Presidential Medal at commencement

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor May 3, 2023
The Ithaca College Presidential Medal will be presented to Linda Petrosino ’77, retiring dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, on May 21 at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. 
Following faculty reductions made to realign the faculty-to-student ratio, one of the many recommendations made was for departments to revise their curricula.

Curricular revisions alter course requirements for students

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor April 27, 2023
Departments across Ithaca College have been undergoing major curricular revisions as part of the objectives in the Shape of the College.
Donations given to Ithaca College on April 25 for its annual Giving Day surpassed the amount raised in previous years. This year, some organizations and programs offered new opportunities for giving.

Giving Day 2023 raises record amount for annual fund and student opportunities

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
Donations given to Ithaca College on April 25 for its annual Giving Day surpassed the amount raised in previous years. This year, some organizations and programs offered new opportunities for giving.
First-year student Aysia Louis runs for an executive board position at Sister 2 Sisters April 25 meeting.

Student organizations handle recruitment and funding issues

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2023
While a bulk of the responsibility falls on student organization leaders to sustain their clubs, Ithaca College has some opportunities for support that can address issues with club sustainability.
April Johanns, coordinator of student and external relations in the School of Communications, gives a tour to accepted students. In Fall 2023, Ithaca College faculty will select all incoming students’ courses based on a comprehensive academic interests survey. 

College to select courses for Fall 2023 incoming students

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
In Fall 2023, Ithaca College will test a pilot program in which all incoming students’ courses will be selected by college faculty based on a comprehensive academic interests survey. 
From left, junior Achille Vann Ricca and first-year student Jaimie-Kae Smith perform for audience members during Harmony Theatre Collective’s first ever production, Cabaret of Color on April 16 in Dillingham Center Studio 4.

College Briefs April 20

By The Ithacan April 26, 2023

VIC Radio to host 36th annual 50 Hour Marathon to benefit charity Starting at 4 p.m. April 21 until 6 p.m. April 23, VIC Radio will host its annual 50 Hour Marathon for the 36th year. Four VIC DJs...

Justin Nelson (center), joined by fellow members of the Dominion Voting Systems legal team, speaks to the media about Fox News’ settlement of a defamation case over falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election.

Nation and World News April 20

By The Ithacan April 26, 2023

Man accused of shooting KC teen pleads not guilty in court Andrew Lester, the 84-year-old white homeowner who is accused of shooting Ralph Yarl — a 16-year-old Black Kansas City teenager — last...

Public Safety Logs April 3–9

Public Safety Logs April 3–9

By The Ithacan April 19, 2023

April 3 MEDICAL ASSIST/ILLNESS RELATED Location: Terrace 1 / 123 Tower Skyline Drive Summary: A caller reported a person with abdominal pain. The person was transported to the hospital by ambulance....

Students pray together in Muller Chapel after breaking their fast at Iftar. Ramadan is a month observed by Muslims to be closer to their faith by participating in rituals, like fasting from sunrise to sunset, reading the Quran — which is the primary Islamic text — as well as celebrating iftar, a meal served during Ramadan following sunset each day.

Students observing Ramadan navigate accommodations

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
Ithaca College students who observe Ramadan struggle to find accommodations. Ramadan is a month observed by Muslims to be closer to their faith.
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