POC at IC has again raised these issues to the forefront of campus discussion, and it’s up to everyone to keep them there.
While we’ve heard serious concerns about issues of justice and respect, our entire community’s role going forward is to commit not just to taking these issues seriously, but also to acting on them concretely.
No matter how we may individually feel about a permanent Ithaca College presence in China, Dr. Guan and the entire campus were assured by the administration years ago that one would be established.
Instead of scolding the very people on whom Rochon and the Board will be relying to keep the college functioning, the Board might want to rethink its tone and scope of authority.
Editor-in-Chief Kira Maddox spoke with Rochon about his thoughts leading up to the announcement, what his plans are for his next 18 months in office and what he hopes for the future of Ithaca College.
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.