To the Editor:
On Sunday the 21st I was part of the move-in crew helping students get their stuff up the elevators into the West Tower – shout out to Griff and Abigail who were also there helping! I was on a later shift and missed the rain that came down.
Sunday evening I was thumbing through my copy of the day’s New York Times and came across an opinion piece I would urge all of our new students to look at. It’s by a professor of higher ed and focuses on how first-year students can become paralyzed by a “Fear of Failure.” I recommend the piece heartily.
I work in the Admission Office here at IC. I’ve never admitted anybody because I’m, basically, a nose counter. However, I’ve watched my colleagues carefully considering student applications for a quarter of a century now. They do not admit applicants who can’t make it here. If you run into trouble: look for help! It’s all around you. All you need to do is ask.
We want to see all of the 1,650-some students who arrived on campus become Ithaca College graduates.
By the way: I, myself, moved into the West Tower as a first-year student 50 years ago this fall. I’ve been where you are now.
Our library will have a copy of The New York Times from August 21, 2016. See the final page of the Sunday Review section.
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