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Editorial: College must promote more collaboration among different schools

Editorial: College must promote more collaboration among different schools

By The Ithacan November 15, 2023
The integrative studies major allows Ithaca College students to design their own program of study if there is not a major suited to their unique needs and is accepting new students for the first time in two years.
Ithaca College commencement for the undergraduate Class of 2023 and a graduate hooding and commencement ceremony for the graduate Class of 2023 will take place during the weekend of May 20–21, 2023.

College announces commencement plans for Class of 2023

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor November 2, 2022
Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, announced plans for the 2023 undergraduate commencement and graduate hooding and commencement ceremonies.
The national labor shortage and the “Great Resignation” have impacted colleges and universities across the country throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and created low levels of faculty, staff and administrative retention. 

IC adjusts to high staff, faculty and administrative turnover

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 21, 2022
Ithaca College continues to be affected by staffing shortages as the college rebuilds its leadership departments and deals with staff, faculty and administrative turnover.
Editorial: IC administrators must prioritize their faculty

Editorial: IC administrators must prioritize their faculty

By The Ithacan September 21, 2022
Raising wages and allocating funding for dying programs should be the highest priority for the college if they are to stay afloat as an institution.
The majority of musical repertoire requires piano accompaniment, making it an essential service, and within certain degree programs, students are required to hold musical recitals. In previous years, graduate students carried much of the accompaniment load; without those pianists, some students are struggling to fulfill their degree requirements or perform repertoire.

Pianist shortage does not play well with IC music students

By Aubren Villasenor, Contributing Writer September 13, 2022
A shortage of pianists in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance is causing some students frustration as they cannot meet their accompaniment needs.
The Ithaca College Faculty Council met for the first time for the 2022–23 academic year Sept. 6 and discussed issues covered throughout the 2021-22 academic year. These included shared governance, student retention rates, benefits and faculty morale.

Faculty Council talks morale, benefits and student retention

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
At the first faculty council meeting of the 2022-23 academic year, the council discussed ongoing issues from the 2021-22 academic year and future plans.
This is the college’s third time hosting the fundraising event and over $2.2 million was raised from 4,794 donors, the highest amount raised by the college in one day.

Giving Day creates mixed reactions within IC community

By Clare Shanahan, Staff Writer April 27, 2022
Some were frustrated by promotional materials like spam emails, while others enjoyed the opportunity to support specific organizations they care about at the college.  
Members of Faculty Council were able to share their concerns and questions about the changes made to their dental plan that was enacted this year, elected the executive committee and held an executive session for about an hour at its final meeting of the semester. Both the 2021–22 and 2022–23 faculty council members were present for the meeting. 

IC Faculty Council discusses structure of shared governance

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 6, 2022
In recent years, the concept of shared governance has been an important part of discussions about how the college’s administration conducts business with the faculty.
Carlos Figueroa, associate professor and legal studies coordinator in the Department of Politics, Raza Rumi, director for the Park Center for Independent Media and Patricia Rodriguez, associate professor and chair of the Department of Politics, discuss the film.

Documentary screening shows issues seen within higher education

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2022
An in-person screening of the documentary “The Unmaking of a College” was held March 27 at Cinemapolis. The documentary explores the 2019 crisis at Hampshire College.
La Jerne Cornish has been named the 10th president of Ithaca College.

La Jerne Cornish named 10th president of Ithaca College

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor March 7, 2022
La Jerne Cornish, former Ithaca College interim president, has been named the 10th president of Ithaca College.
Lauren Suna 20 writes about why she thinks an open search for the 10th president of Ithaca College is necessary. She also voices her dissatisfaction with the state of the college and its previous leadership.

Commentary: The importance of an open presidential search

By Lauren Suna February 3, 2022
Ithaca forever they say? I and many others say that our pride and love for Ithaca College has been dashed by poor leadership from the administration
From left, Interim President La Jerne Cornish and Interim Provost Melanie Stein discuss the colleges new School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Announced merger raises tension between faculty and administration

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor February 3, 2022
On Jan. 25, Ithaca College announced the formation of a new school, called the School of Music Theatre and Dance.
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