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Days of Learning should occur on regular basis

Days of Learning should occur on regular basis

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan November 16, 2022
Ithaca College has now hosted two Days of Learning during 2022 in response to swastikas found on campus. 
From left, junior Alexa Rahman, first-year student Taya Thompson and senior Shosh Cohen discussed the prejudices they have independently faced in their lives and on campus, each noting the ignorance of others and the importance of educating people about racism. 

Ithaca College holds Day of Learning to address antisemitism

By Emma Kersting, Joshua Pantano, Noa Ran-Ressler, and Vivian Rose November 16, 2022
The event, called “Addressing Antisemitism: Fighting Hate for Good,” took place in response to three swastikas that were found Nov. 4 in the college’s James J. Whalen Center for Music.
The event began with an introduction from Yasin Ahmed, director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

College community gathers to discuss acts of hate on campus

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2022
About 40 members of the Ithaca College community gathered to discuss recent acts of antisemitism on campus at a campus-wide gathering Nov. 7 in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center.
The Ithacan stands against antisemitism and all forms of hate on our campus and beyond. The Ithacan strives to be a place where all members of the campus community can share their thoughts and opinions and welcomes people to submit commentaries or open letters expressing their views on this issue. 

From the Editors: The Ithacan stands against antisemitism

By The Ithacan November 8, 2022
Eight swastikas in 2022. Even one is too many, but eight swastikas have been found on Ithaca College’s campus since the beginning of the calendar year. This behavior is unacceptable and cannot be tole
According to a Public Safety Alert sent via email to the college community Nov. 4, the three swastikas are being investigated as vandalism of property and possible hate crimes. 

UPDATE: Three more swastikas found in Whalen Center

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor November 4, 2022
Three swastikas were reported in the James J. Whalen Center for Music on Nov. 4, raising the number of swastikas found on the Ithaca College campus in 2022 to eight.
The two most recent swastikas reported at Ithaca College were found in the Baker elevator and outside of a Kosher Kitchen storage room near Terrace Dining Hall. Tyler Wagenet, physical security systems engineer in the Office of Information Security and Access Management, said via email that there are no security cameras in any location where swastikas have been found.

Investigations into five swastikas at college continue to see no results

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2022
At Ithaca College, there have been five reported instances of swastikas being drawn on or carved into surfaces on the college campus since January 2022.
Editorial: College community needs to address antisemitism

Editorial: College community needs to address antisemitism

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan October 26, 2022
Five separate incidents of vandalism depicting swastikas have been reported on Ithaca College’s campus since January 2022.
President La Jerne Cornish said the symbol has been on the door since August 2021 and was not reported until Oct. 6.

UPDATE: Swastika reported on Kosher Kitchen storage room

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor October 7, 2022
The Ithaca College campus community was notified via email Oct. 7 that a swastika was scratched onto the door of a Kosher Kitchen storage room in the Terrace Dining Hall.
At the age of 85, Hannah Wechsler is one of the few older adults still alive who survived the Holocaust — and are willing to talk about it. Wechsler has told her story thousands of times — to children, teenagers and college students across America. As of 2020, there are only 400,000 living Holocaust survivors. 

Holocaust survivor shares her story with Ithaca College

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor May 4, 2022
On May 3, Hillel at Ithaca College invited Hannah Wechsler to tell her story to about 150 members of the campus community.
Editorial: Learning about the history of antisemitism is needed

Editorial: Learning about the history of antisemitism is needed

By The Ithacan March 3, 2022
Moments to celebrate our oneness and acknowledge displays of hatred toward difference is necessary for our morale at the college.
IC Hillel, the Center for IDEAS and the college’s senior leadership collaborated to hold the “IC Day of Learning: Grappling with Antisemitism”  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Feb. 28 in Emerson Suites.

Day of learning held in response to antisemitism on campus

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
In between classes Feb. 28 the campus community engaged in an open dialogue about antisemitism in response to symbols of hate found on campus.  
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