Pursuing a no confidence vote would have burned the already shaky relations between the administration and the college community.
Only 12.2% of faculty members identify as people of color. However, the college does not publicly share this information broken down by faculty rank.
The systems that were designed to protect society do not include Black people. Our current policing system upholds systems of oppression.
Members of the campus community, especially those who are not people of color, must not remain ignorant to the recent acts of racism against AAPI.
Local businesses in Ithaca make it the home we know and love. The Commons would not be The Commons if not for the incredible people and businesses.
There is no denying that the college needs to make painful department and program cuts and layoffs, but the haste of the process is infuriating.
It’s unfair to those respecting COVID-19 guidelines to be at risk because of others who are letting the thrill of being on campus go to their heads.
Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the “Shape of the College” is that those who will be losing their jobs are only being treated as numbers.