We cannot simply hire a new president and expect that person to change everything, to provide the new direction the college needs.
Allowing students of color into the house does not mean that they have the same educational opportunities as their white peers. The students are in arms because they understand this, perhaps even more than administrators.
There need to be leaders in the school and people that can lead by example, so to get those students that are true leaders to be an example for other students is key.
National coverage of the events ultimately leading to the retirement of President Tom Rochon have focused almost exclusively on the race-related aspects of the protests by students.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon’s decision to step down from his position is most often associated with the image of students taking the stage at his own event to discuss “community action on racism and cultural bias” Oct.