As the hiring in higher education changes in terms of presidents and candidates, we must respect this shift.
By signing this letter, we express our support to those at the margins that were, are, and (sadly) will continue to be impacted by the outcome of this election.
Far less than half of the campus community has taken the survey, and if we don’t come together as a campus to hit the minimum threshold, the results will be invalid.
We could write a long list of grievances against Trump but that would be a waste of your time and ours. Instead we will focus this year on promoting conservative policies, advocating for conservative candidates across New York, and fighting for intellectual diversity and freedom of speech on our campus.
Violence has no place in our community. As we navigate our way through these difficult times, we must actively love and continue to support one another in whatever ways we can.
“As dedicated teachers who care deeply about our students and Ithaca College, we are prepared to take action both at the bargaining table and in our campus community to make these changes a reality.”
It is incredibly disheartening that despite consistent voicing of “No Confidence” across constituencies, Tom Rochon’s leadership continues to be destructive towards the education of students, as well as the treatment of faculty and staff.
If the search committee values a process that is transparent, engaging, and most importantly, inclusive, we cannot possibly have anything but an open process. We are trying to mend the wounds of our campus community, not forget them.
We are aware of and committed to eradicating institutional racism and intimidation, and to ensuring justice and equity in all experiences of our students of color and all other marginalized communities.