On behalf of Hillel at Ithaca College, I want to express our gratitude to the many individuals and organizations at IC and in the local community who helped support our community-wide celebration of Israel Independence Day last Thursday.
More than 300 students, faculty, staff and community members, representing a broad spectrum of political and religious perspectives, came together to mark as a community this important historical, cultural and spiritual event.
Members of the campus community, regardless of their positions, were invited to dialogue with a trained mediator in the Talk Israel Tent. Ithaca College has once again shown that it stands for diversity, for making all of us feel welcome and proud of our heritage and proud of our college.
-Jessie Kanowitz, senior therapeutic recreation major