This academic year, 52 institutions of higher education in the U.S. froze or cut their tuitions.
The commencement of Ithaca College’s Faculty Council meeting Dec. 3 began with just that: Commencement. At the meeting, the council also discussed the First-Year Reading Initiative, the possible reactivation of the Benefits Committee and a potential prohibition of presentations by student organizations at the meeting.
The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce will receive final suggestions from its consulting firm on the implementation of on a plan to redesign signage throughout the county to make navigation simpler.
There are 8,760 hours in a year. For the average college student, those hours are spent working, hanging out with friends and doing homework. However, for students who participate in Service Saturdays, more than 1,700 of those hours are spent doing community service.
To encourage young women to run for government positions and create an opportunity to make the Student Government Association more reflective of Ithaca College’s student body, the college will host its second annual “Elect Her: Campus Women Win” workshop.
The Environmental Leadership Action Network will be hosting an open mic night Dec. 9 to summarize its accomplishments with the Divest IC campaign this semester and to educate students that divesting from the fossil-fuel industry is more than an environmental problem.
Ithaca College’s group Created Equal: Rising Together for Queer Liberation, also known as IC Created Equal, has organized three events, covering topics like locker-room culture and hyper-masculinity, as a part of Masculinity Month.
Students from the Give Back Committee within the Senior Class Cabinet have established a goal for the Class of 2014 to complete 2,014 hours of community service by the end of the academic year as a way to give back to Ithaca College and the Ithaca community.