January 30, 2023
Ithaca, NY | 29°F


College Briefs Aug. 26

College updates alcohol policy

Ithaca College has approved changes to its alcohol policy, which were proposed last spring by the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Team. The Following two amendments have been made to the policy in the Residential Life Rules and Regulations for this academic year:

1. Persons who are under the age of 21 may not possess empty alcohol containers, including but not limited to beer bottles and cans wine bottles and boxes, and liquor bottles.

2. The following are prohibited in residence halls and apartments for all persons,
regardless of age: high-risk drinking paraphernalia, including but not limited to beer-pong tables, beer bongs and funnels, and all drinking games, with or without alcohol.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Team said it believes allowing students to possess these items sends an unclear message to the campus community.

Second annual Symposia series on inclusion to take place this fall

To follow up on conversations that began last September, members of the Ithaca College administration will facilitate the second annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency and Global Citizenship, with three events to take place throughout the fall semester.

Organized by the Center for Faculty Excellence; the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer; and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies, the Symposia aims to advance inclusion on campus by developing cultural fluency while highlighting connections between domestic inclusion and global citizenship.

The first event of the Symposia series will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in Klingenstein Lounge and will feature a presentation titled “Black Internationalism and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement” by Aziz Rana, a law professor at Cornell University, as well as a faculty panel following the presentation.

The Symposia will have its second event from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Clark and Klingenstein lounges. This event will be held in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Forum.

The final event of the series will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in Klingenstein, but further details have yet to be announced.

IC Theater sells discounted tickets through subscription packages

The Ithaca College theater department is offering subscription packages that include discounted ticket prices for the 2016–17 season’s six main-stage shows. The packages, which grant admission to all six shows, start at $30 for student and youth admission, $42 for regular
admission and $36 for senior citizens, alumni, faculty, staff and Friends of Ithaca College.

This year’s lineup of shows will open with Federico Garcia Lorca’s tragedy “Blood Wedding,” Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony Award–winning “Company,” faculty choreographers’ dance concert “Winter Bodies,” Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito,” Mark Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock” and Aphra Behn’s “The Rover.”

Subscriptions can be purchased on the theater department’s website.

Downtown organizations to host feminist documentary screening

Local community members will host a screening of the documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug 25 at The History Center in Tompkins County. The film, directed by documentarian Mary Dore, explores the beginnings of the women’s liberation movement from 1966 to 1971. It also depicts the role of black and Latino women and the controversies surrounding race and sexual orientation at that time.

The event is co-sponsored by The History Center and the Ithaca chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. A discussion will follow
the screening.

Gerontology Institute to sponsor film series and presentations

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will host a number of free events on campus this semester, including a film series and events with ethnomusicologist, traveler and musician Steve Gorn.

The film series will feature a screening of “Cyber-Seniors” at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in Textor Hall, room 102. The documentary discusses the growing generation gap by focusing on a group of senior citizens who learn about cyberspace from teenage mentors. A Skype discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening. The
Gerontology Institute will also screen the documentary “Still Dreaming” at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Textor Hall, room 102, with another Skype discussion with the filmmaker to follow.

Gorn will present two events in October, the first being Musical Meditation at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in McHenry Lobby in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, and the second being the Transformative Power of Music at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen center. The two events are sponsored by Hospicare and Palliative Care Services in partnership with the college’s School of Music and
Gerontology Institute.

The Ithacan can be reached at ithacan@ithaca.edu or via Twitter: @IthacanOnline