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PCIM Director Raza Rumi opened the discussion, which took place Nov. 18, by recognizing the ways the 2020 presidential election caused concern among the public. Among these concerns included unemployment, public health, and racial economic insecurity.

IC community members discuss 2020 election results in panel

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Contributing Writer November 23, 2020
The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) hosted “Unpacking Election 2020” to analyze the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
Athletes have the power to use their voices as catalysts for change

Athletes have the power to use their voices as catalysts for change

By Emily Adams, Senior Writer November 20, 2020
Athletes are constantly told that they are examples and role models for the communities around them, and that is never more true than in cases of athlete activism.
Faculty members in all five schools have adjusted their courses to include these topics and found ways to integrate current events into their curricula, like holding open discussions and debates, as well as assigning news articles for students to read. 

Professors alter course curricula to address current events

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
On top of adjusting to teaching remotely, faculty members have been updating their course curricula to address events that are impacting students.
Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Ithaca College, published an article in the journal Fair Observer.

Q&A: Professor publishes article on current political climate

By John Turner, Opinion Editor November 16, 2020
What surprised me was how many voters actually voted for Trump. This time around, I mean, he broke records.
Ithaca community members celebrate U.S. President-elect Joe Bidens projected win Nov. 7 in Ithaca. Biden’s projected win came at the end of an extremely close race. With a projected win in Pennsylvania, Biden exceeded the needed 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

Ithaca community has mixed reactions to Biden’s projected win

By Alexis Manore, Ashley Stalnecker, and Mikayla Rovenolt November 10, 2020
A sense of relief and exhilaration filled the air Nov. 7 on The Commons in Ithaca, an hour after President-elect Joe Biden secured the projected win.
The discussion was held Oct. 29 and centered around what could happen following the 2020 presidential election Nov. 3. Other topics ranged from police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement to voter suppression and the Supreme Court.

Politics department holds event to discuss 2020 election

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Contributing Writer November 3, 2020
The Ithaca College Department of Politics hosted “Back to the Future: The What Ifs of Elections 2020” to discuss the 2020 election.
In the midst of a pandemic and national protests against racism and police violence, this years election between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee President Donald Trump could be one of the most important elections in recent history.

Ithaca College community prepares for upcoming elections

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer October 15, 2020
With the 2020 presidential election 19 days away, Ithaca College students are gearing up to vote.
The 2020 Ithaca College Voting Act recommends that students will be excused from classes to vote on Election Day. The Excused Absence for Poll Workers Recommendation asks the college to give students who are working at polls an excused absence.

SGC passes bills to encourage student voting in the election

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer October 6, 2020
The Ithaca College SGC passed two bills at its Oct. 5 meeting that encourage student voting in the upcoming presidential election. 
A panel of media literacy and communication experts from the college, including Cyndy Scheibe, professor in the Department of Psychology and founder and executive director of Project Look Sharp; Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp; and David Negrin, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, provided commentary of the candidates’ performances.

IC community holds events to watch presidential debates

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor October 2, 2020
Ithaca Colllege students and faculty are staying engaged with Zoom watch parties for the presidential debates.
There are currently four democratic candidates still in the race — including former vice president Joe Biden, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren — all of whom have different plans to address issues in higher education. 

Candidates propose plans to address higher education issues

By Sam Haut, Senior Writer March 5, 2020
The primary elections are an opportunity for college students, many of whom are eligible voters for the first time, to change their futures. 
National Recap: College students face obstacles getting to polls

National Recap: College students face obstacles getting to polls

By Kate Sustick March 4, 2020
“College Democrats have been at the forefront of fighting against these issues.” 
From left, seniors Giulia Villanueva-Lopez and Sarah Horbacewicz, and sophomore Tara Lynch covered the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 3 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Students cover Iowa Caucus through CNN internship

By Cora Payne, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2020
With primaries underway for the 2020 election, Ithaca College students are covering the election through internship opportunities.
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