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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
May 22, 2024
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 • May 13, 2024
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 • May 12, 2024
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 • May 10, 2024
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.  
The crash occurred on the 1500 block of Slaterville Road, also called NY Route 79.
NYSP charges off-duty Cornell officer with DWI after hitting IC student
By Vivian Rose, Assistant News Editor • May 7, 2024
An Ithaca College student was struck by a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Blake A. Curtis, a Cornell University police officer, around 1:30 a.m. May 4. The student was identified as 19-year-old Max Ross who is in stable condition at Robert Packer Hospital, according to a New York State Police press release.
From left, sophomore Rishabh Sen will take over as president of the student body in Fall 2024 while first year student Eva Horst will be the vice president of campus affairs.
SGC releases elected candidates for 2024-25 academic year
By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor • May 6, 2024
The Ithaca College Student Governance Council released the elected candidates who will serve on the executive board and senate for the 2024–25 academic year on May 3 in an Intercom post. Candidates ran for 13 positions out of 32 open positions across the e-board and senate, which all have year long terms.
Ithaca College free speech policies examine expression amid national debates
Ithaca College free speech policies examine expression amid national debates
By Kai Lincke, Vivian Rose, and Noa Ran-Ressler May 2, 2024
Ithaca College has a rich history of expression, and its free speech policy has changed over time as issues arise within and beyond campus. The college’s free speech policy, written in Section 2.31 in the policy manual, highlights how the college responds to free expression while maintaining public order. 
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