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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.
The Ithaca College Faculty Council (FCEC) held a working group meeting of the Faculty Council on March 10 to discuss holding a no confidence vote against the administration. Featured image is from a Faculty Council meeting from Sept. 4, 2018..

Faculty Council decides not to hold vote of no confidence

By Alexis Manore, News Editor March 11, 2021
The Ithaca College Faculty Council has decided it will not hold a vote of no confidence against the administration. 
Editorial: Claiming transparency is not actual transparency

Editorial: Claiming transparency is not actual transparency

By The Ithacan March 4, 2021
By restricting The Ithacan’s reporting, the administration is not upholding its promise of being fully transparent and open to the public.
Sophomore Julia Young discusses the impact of the faculty cuts and how they will affect student morale and engagement beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: Will spring ever arrive at Ithaca College?

By Julia Young March 3, 2021
Professors contribute to campus culture, they are involved in student life and they motivate their students to be leaders in our community.
Sandra Steingraber is a distinguished scholar in residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She is leaving Ithaca College following the finalization of the faculty cuts.

Commentary: A Farewell to Ithaca College after 18 years

By Sandra Steingraber March 3, 2021
It’s our contingent and NTEN faculty who are engaged in some of the most innovative, intersectional, progressive teaching on campus.
The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Leadership Committee commends the community for its solidarity amid the faculty and program cuts. Pictured is a contingent faculty rally from January 2017.

Commentary: Radical Communion in the Face of Austerity

We  should be looking to the brilliant, beautiful, steadfast students who are being told these cuts are being made in their names.
On the left, former anthropology students Geneva Faraci ‘16, Theodora Weatherby 16, Courtney Leo 16, Macy OHearn 13 and Allison Carter 13 met with paleo-artist John Gurche. On the right, OHearn participated in the excavation of Myers Farm in King Ferry, New York, as an undergraduate anthropology student in 2013.

Commentary: Anthropology alumni respond to the proposed dissolution of the department

By Department of Anthropology Alumni February 16, 2021
The college’s proposed layoff and program cuts were released, and faculty were informed that the Department of Anthropology would be dissolved. 
Editorial: Shape of the College slashes programs and harms people

Editorial: ‘Shape of the College’ slashes programs and harms people

By The Ithacan February 11, 2021
Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the “Shape of the College” is that those who will be losing their jobs are only being treated as numbers.
Elijah Breton graduated in 2016 as a member of the Blue & Gold Society. His majors, sports studies and communications studies, will be affected by the proposed Academic Program Prioritization cuts.

Commentary: Faculty cuts diminish degree value

By Elijah Breton February 10, 2021
As someone who will likely have both of their liberal arts majors eliminated, the value of my degree has depreciated significantly.
From left, junior Julia Machlin and sophomore Sara Stohl speak at the Open the Books rally Feb. 8 at Free Speech Rock outside of Phillips Hall.

Protesters demand transparency regarding faculty cuts

By Alyshia Korba and Jordan Broking February 9, 2021
The Open the Books Coalition organized a protest on campus against the proposed faculty and program cuts Feb. 8.
Bill Guerrero, vice president for finance and administration, speaks at a Faculty Council meeting Dec. 4, 2018. Guerrero attended the Feb. 2 meeting to answer questions about the financial effects of the APP process. 

Faculty Council to hold vote on “Shape of the College” draft

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2021
The Ithaca College Faculty Council voted to hold an all-faculty vote to collect feedback on the “Shape of the College” document.
Chris McNamara, clinical associate professor and clinical director in the Department of Physical Therapy and chair of the Faculty Council, speaks at a Faculty Council meeting Jan. 21.

Faculty Council to hold town hall discussing faculty cuts

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor November 11, 2020
The Ithaca College Faculty Council is planning to hold a town hall to discuss alternatives to faculty cuts during its Nov. 10 meeting.
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