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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Students across campus receive an alert once a day from the app BeReal on their phones, where they are prompted to post a photo for campus members to see.

Photo sharing app BeReal takes off at Ithaca College

By Victoria Kellogg, Contributing Writer November 30, 2022
The photo sharing app BeReal, launched in 2020, is designed to offer users an outlet to show off a real version of themselves and their friends.
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.
Ivy Walz served as the interim dean of the School of Music during the 2021–22 academic year. In 2020, Walz stepped into an administrative role as assistant dean after former dean Karl Paulnack stepped down at the end of the 2019–20 academic year. 

Ithaca College announces School of Music, Theatre and Dance

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor January 25, 2022
On July 1, the Ithaca College School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts will merge to create the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Column: Registration is a struggle

Column: Registration is a struggle

By Mikayla Tolliver November 17, 2021
The cutting of several faculty and staff members has made it significantly harder for students to find a seat in classes they were so excited to sign up for
Editorial: Alumni need their opinions to be heard by the college

Editorial: Alumni need their opinions to be heard by the college

By The Ithacan November 3, 2021
The college would receive more alumni donations if the board of trustees and the administration addressed concerns
APP phase two continues to lack shared governance and transparency

APP phase two continues to lack shared governance and transparency

By The Ithacan September 9, 2021
If “Ithaca Forever” is meant to be such a positive plan that improves the college, why is the campus community always left in the dark about the plans?
Samantha DiFalco ‘18 discusses the Academic Program Prioritization and how it may negatively affect students. She asks the college to consider alternative paths.

Commentary: Administration must find alternative to APP

By Samantha DiFalco May 5, 2021
It's not too late to slow down and examine how the college can proceed and address the enrollment decline before embarking on this disastrous plan.
Stephen Mosher, professor in the Department of Communication Studies, reflects on the  leadership at Ithaca College and missed opportunities that could have strengthened the college.

Commentary: Retiring with pride but frustration

By Stephen Mosher May 4, 2021
It seems that without a credentialing system, programs have little value. The college seems incapable of valuing the rewards of nourishing the spirit.
Raza Rumi, director of the Park Center for Independent Media, has more than two decades of experience in media, international development and public administration.

Commentary: IC Reorganization Requires Transparency and Inclusiveness in Decision Making Processes

By Raza Rumi April 8, 2021
The realignment of schools, departments and programs needs to be based on the imagination of those who teach, think, research and write — faculty.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

Staff Council releases statement supporting SLT and APP

By Makayla Carozzolo, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
The IC Staff Council released a statement March 15 in response to the recent dialogue surrounding the Academic Program Prioritization process. 
Editorial: Furthering campus divide will not help the college

Editorial: Furthering campus divide will not help the college

By The Ithacan March 17, 2021
Pursuing a no confidence vote would have burned the already shaky relations between the administration and the college community. 
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