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From left to right, first-year student Hee Jin Cho, Student Success Coach Trisha Mukherjee and graduate student Vaishnavi Devi Kumar  take a selfie in their solar eclipse glasses.

College Briefs 4/10

April 10, 2024
College Briefs 4/10
Public Safety Logs 3/25-3/31

Public Safety Logs 3/25-3/31

April 9, 2024
Public Safety Logs 3/15 to 3/31
Anne Hogan, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, will be leaving at the end of the academic year and taking up the role of Dean of the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University in Southern California.

Inaugural dean of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance announces departure from IC

By Prakriti Panwar, News Editor April 8, 2024
Anne Hogan, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, announced her departure from Ithaca College in an email sent to the campus community on April 8. Hogan was the first dean of the unified School of MTD.
From left, Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Department of Education and chair of CSCRE, facilitating a conversation with Gayogo̱ hó:nǫˀ Learning Project members Michelle Seneca, outreach and engagement lead; Stephen Henhawk, language and culture lead; and Advisory Board Member Jim Wikel.

Members of the Gayogo̱ hó:nǫˀ community discuss importance of coexistence in Ithaca

By Prakriti Panwar, News Editor April 4, 2024
Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) organized a Discussion Series event April 3 with members of the Gayogo̱ hó:nǫˀ Learning Project for the first time since Spring 2023.
Ash Bailot, makerspace faculty coordinator, at the solar eclipse crafting event organized April 4 in the Makerspace. On a first-come first-serve basis, students could design their own eclipse glasses.

Ithaca College and community prepare for the first total solar eclipse in Central New York since 1925

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer April 4, 2024
Members of Ithaca College and greater Ithaca communities are turning their attention to the sky as they prepare for a total solar eclipse that will pass through Central New York on April 8. The last total solar eclipse in Central New York was in 1925.
The new majors — which were approved by the New York State Education Department in Fall 2023 — are all areas of focus that could previously be declared as concentrations within the business administration major which is now being sunsetted. This means that any students currently enrolled in the major may choose to finish it, but the major will no longer be offered to incoming students.

School of Business phases out low enrollment majors, rebrands concentrations into new majors

By Taylor Borash, Staff Writer April 2, 2024
Beginning Fall 2024, the Ithaca College School of Business will be offering five new majors: Bachelor of Science in business analytics, B.S. in finance, B.S. in marketing, B.S. in sports management and B.S. in strategic leadership. The change comes as an effort to simplify the school’s previous major system, which was still on the three-credit model that the college has been moving away from.
ICSFP’s demands presented March 23 were: a school-wide statement acknowledging the genocide of Palestinians, a statement of support for Palestinian students and an apology for not making the statement sooner; a Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) audit which would provide access to information about if the college receives funding from any Israeli or Zionist corporations; and for Birthright trips to stop being run through Hillel at Ithaca College.

President Cornish rejects IC Students for Palestine’s demands

By Prakriti Panwar, News Editor March 29, 2024
On March 29, President La Jerne Cornish met with three representatives from Ithaca College Students for Palestine (ICSFP) and rejected three demands they presented to her at a die-in March 23.
When construction begins, the staircase closest to the loading dock right outside the Terraces dining hall will be closed, meaning that the mail package lockers inside that space will be inaccessible. According to the Intercom post, Terraces residents will relieve their packages in the Towers mailroom. 

Terraces elevator construction to commence next week, will impact parking spaces and mailroom

By Prakriti Panwar, News Editor March 29, 2024
In a March 26 Intercom post, Ernie McClatchie, associate vice president in the Office of Facilities, announced that construction for the Terrace Elevator Connection Project will begin April 1. The project is a part of the college’s master plan and aims to install an accessible elevator that will connect the Terraces Dining Hall to Terrace 1.
The interviews were open to the public and conducted in the Roy. H Park School of Communications. The board made the recommendation for her appointment to Amy Falkner, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, who accepted and appointed Tyne to the position.

Lorien Tyne named next editor in chief of The Ithacan

By Ryan Johnson, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2024
Ithaca College junior Lorien Tyne, who has a major in journalism and a minor in Spanish, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Ithacan for the 2024–25 academic year. Tyne was one of two candidates interviewed for the role by the Board of Publications on March 28.
From left, Vernard McBeth 71, Dennis Byron 71 and Steven Centeno 73 participated in the march to occupy the space where former college President Howard Dillinghams office was, protesting against Educational Opportunity Program budget cuts.

Alumni of color and allies commemorate 1970 protests at Ithaca College for the first time

By Prakriti Panwar and Alyssa Beebe March 27, 2024
Ithaca College hosted the first-ever commemoration in 54 years of a march and sit-in that was organized in 1970 by the college’s then Afro-Latin Society (ALS). Beginning April 9, 1970, a series of week-long events began after about 40 students marched from Egbert Student Union — now called the Campus Center — to occupy the space inside Job Hall, where former college President Howard Dillingham’s office resided.
Ed Tech Day was originally canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the 30th Ed Tech Day since the event was founded in 1991.

Ithaca College hosts regional conference for educational technology after four years

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer March 19, 2024
The Ithaca College Division of Information Technology will host Educational Technology Day for the first time since 2019 on March 21. The regional conference will feature the latest advances in technology resources and services for primary, secondary and higher education. 
Tim Downs, vice president for Finance and Administration at Ithaca College, gives the Student Governance Council a presentation on the colleges finances in April 2022. Downs updated the campus community on Ithaca College’s projected deficit and its capital priorities in the first ‘Dollars and Sense’ presentation of Spring 2024 on March 14. 

Ithaca College’s deficit projected to reduce by about $5M by end of FY24

By Prakriti Panwar, News Editor March 18, 2024
Tim Downs, chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration, updated the campus community on Ithaca College’s projected deficit and its capital priorities in the first ‘Dollars and Sense’ presentation of Spring 2024 on March 14. 
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