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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

The Ithacan

IC President La Jerne Cornish updated the campus community on the search for vice president for enrollment and student success on June 12 via email and Intercom and said she would give more updates closer to the beginning of Fall 2023.

IC relaunches its search for vice president for enrollment

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor June 12, 2023
Ithaca College is relaunching the search for vice president of enrollment and student success in Fall 2023 despite three finalists visiting the college back in March.
Editorial: IC must prioritize current students’ financial needs

Editorial: IC must prioritize current students’ financial needs

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan October 26, 2022
Ithaca College is expecting to make operational changes in the upcoming years based on the college’s dropping enrollment and retention.
Greg Peterson ‘09 addresses Ithaca College’s decline in student enrollment and writes that the college’s decision to resize does not solve the school’s problems.

Commentary: Where do Demographics End and Decision-Making Begin?

By Greg Peterson April 14, 2021
If regional demographics are impacting admissions, then why are many schools not seeing the same trends in applications and enrollment as IC?
The Office of Admissions has discouraged prospective students and their families from visiting the campus. The college stated in its “Return to Campus” plan that the campus is open only to students, faculty and staff.

Prospective students express mixed responses to APP

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Some prospective students have concerns about the effects of the cuts, while others feel the cuts will not have an impact on their futures at the college.
Senior Caroline Anson, Exploratory Program intern, explains her own experience finding her major and the ways the program can help other students as well.

Commentary: Exploratory Program puts student interest first

By Caroline Anson February 5, 2020
Even if you did not directly interact with the program, take on its core value with you — there is so much out there waiting for you to explore.
The ACT released a report stating that test-optional policies are not beneficial for the colleges that use them but Ithaca College disagrees.

ACT report bashes test-optional policy, which IC supports

By Sierra Guardiola, Staff Writer October 30, 2016
A report released by the ACT program in late September asserted that test-optional admission policies at colleges and universities are not beneficial.
A study conducted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows that colleges and universities nationally consider different criteria than Ithaca College when admitting students.

IC admissions strategy differs from most colleges

By Erin Conway, Contributing writer October 19, 2016
A recent study found that high school grades are still valued the most by colleges despite efforts to move away from this achievement-based criteria.
In an email to the campus community, President Shirley M. Collado announced the resignation of Gerard Turbide, vice president for enrollment management. Nicole Eversley Bradwell has been appointed as his interim successor effective Jan. 11

Gerard Turbide named VP for enrollment at Ithaca College

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor May 11, 2016
After a nationwide search, Ithaca College has appointed Gerard Turbide as the vice president for enrollment management, according to a statement from the college posted on Intercom on May 11. Turbide has served as interim vice president since June 2015.
Freshman Marissa Booker speaks at the rally during the Fall Open House Oct. 24.

POC at IC holds rally at Ithaca College admissions event

By Max Denning, Assistant News Editor October 24, 2015
Members of the POC at IC group assembled around 8 a.m. today at the Dillingham Fountains chanting “Tom Rochon; no confidence.” “No more dialogue; we want action,” as they awaited tour groups of prospective students and their parents as part of the Ithaca College Fall Open House.

President Obama announces changes to FAFSA funding

By Michael Pyskaty, Contributing Writer September 23, 2015
Effective for the 2017–18 school year, students will now be able to file their FAFSA on Oct. 1, 2016, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Ithaca College’s social network used in admissions decisions

By Sophia Tulp, Contributing Writer September 9, 2015
IC Peers is the college’s own social media site, much like Facebook, that allows students to create a profile, upload photos and “friend” potential classmates and educators at the college.
Editorial: College dives into larger pool

Editorial: College dives into larger pool

April 16, 2014
The growth of the pool of applicants versus the consistent admitted students’ numbers opens the possibility of greater selectivity for future classes to the college
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