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Ithaca College trustees announce content of winter meetings

By Kathleen McAleese, Staff Writer February 23, 2016
In meetings held the week of Feb. 8, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees met to discussed the selection of a new president, efforts to further the initiative of developing a new shared governance system at the college and measures to improve diversity and inclusion.
Tuesday night, Belisa Gonzalez, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, facilitated a teach-in on the topic of “Allyship vs. Saviorship.”

POC at IC occupies Peggy Ryan Williams Center for third day

By Elena Piech and Parita Desai December 9, 2015
Members of the student protest group POC at IC continue their occupation of Peggy Ryan Williams Center Dec. 9. As of 6 p.m., around 30 members and supporters of POC at IC sit in the lobby and second floor of PRW.
Members of POC at IC participate in the occupation of Peggy Ryan Williams Center the night of Dec. 7. The occupation has continued to a second day.

POC at IC occupies Peggy Ryan Williams Center for second day

By Parita Desai, Staff Writer December 8, 2015
Members of POC at IC had been coming in and out of the building throughout the day, taking shifts between classes and sleeping in over night.
The council is run by co-chairs Linda Petrosino, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, and Belisa Gonzalez, associate professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, along with nine other members.

Ithaca College creates Council on Diversity and Inclusion

By Melanie De Lima, Contributing Writer September 23, 2015
The Ithaca College administration has created a new council to address the recent issues concerning diversity, inclusion and engagement on campus.
Maylei Blackwell spoke about transborder gender and identity as a part of a discussion series hosted by Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

Ithaca College kicks off “Beyond Community” discussion series

By Meredith Husar, Contributing Writer September 23, 2015
Maylei Blackwell presented her work on “Transborder Gender and Indigeneity” Sept. 21 as the first speaker in this year’s discussion series hosted by Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addressed the campus community in a Sept. 6 Intercom post responding to recent conversations about police brutality and racial bias within the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.

Message from the president to the campus community

By Tom Rochon September 8, 2015
Incidents of bias and racism, while unacceptable in any setting, are especially intolerable on our college campus.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the campus community at a March 2015 town hall meeting about announced staff cuts. Following the All-College Meeting Aug. 19, Rochon said there will be no additional cuts this year.

Update: Rochon proposes Public Safety changes after protests

By Aidan Quigley and Max Denning September 6, 2015
In response to campuswide discussions regarding alleged racial aggression by Public Safety officers, President Tom Rochon acknowledged the issue in a statement to the campus community Sept. 6.
Belisa Gonzalez, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, has been named director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity.

New CSCRE director to improve discussion series and culture minors

By Sharon Mejia, Contributing Writer December 10, 2014
Belisa Gonzalez, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, will be replacing Asma Barlas, current program director of the CSCRE.

Editorial: Micro-aggressions definition must be clarified

December 3, 2014

“Micro-aggressions” are often subtle, derogatory remarks — both intentional and unintentional — that target minority or underrepresented groups. Because many students, faculty and staff members...

Junior Elijah Breton, pictured here at the Nov. 17 Student Government Association meeting, met with John Sigg, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, to discuss the bill.

Faculty workshop to address micro-aggressions in the classroom

By Natalie Shanklin, Staff Writer November 19, 2014
Concerns about micro-aggressions, as stated in a series of bills passed by SGA, will be addressed at an upcoming workshop for faculty members.
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