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Poetic Provost – Benjamin Rifkin reads Russian poetry

Poetic Provost – Benjamin Rifkin reads Russian poetry

March 3, 2016
On Feb. 24, Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, presented a bilingual Russian poetry reading for faculty and students.
POC at IC, a student group that has been protesting the racial climate on campus this semester, began an occupation of the Peggy Ryan Williams administrative building this morning.

POC at IC continues occupation of Peggy Ryan Williams building

By Ana Borruto, Meredith Husar, and Parita Desai December 7, 2015
POC at IC, a student group that has been protesting the racial climate on campus this semester, began an occupation of the Peggy Ryan Williams administrative building this morning.
Provost Ben Rifkin addresses student during his visit to campus as a finalist for the position in Dec. 2014. During this visit, he said diversity and inclusion were important topics to him.

Rifkin announces specific Public Safety changes

By Aidan Quigley and Max Denning September 15, 2015
The Ithaca College provost has made an announcement addressing a number of Public Safety–related proposals recently put forward by President Tom Rochon.
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.
Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president of educational affairs, proposed the spending cap at the Sept. 1 Faculty Council meeting.

Rifkin proposes faculty search budget changes to Faculty Council

By Grace Elletson, Contributing Writer September 3, 2015
Provost Benjamin Rifkin proposed changes, including creating more college-wide consistency and lowering spending in the faculty candidate search process at his first faculty council meeting Sept. 1.
Dom Recckio, SGA president, speaks at the SGA debate in the spring. Diversity was one of his campaigns major platforms.

Ithaca College planning new campus-climate survey next fall

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer September 2, 2015
Ithaca College is planning on administering a new campus-climate survey next fall, four years after the previous climate survey, which revealed a stark perception gap between different groups regarding diversity and inclusivity on campus.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon prepares to throw a paper airplane at Convocation Aug. 24.

Ithaca College welcomes Class of 2019 at Convocation

By Mark Prowse, Staff Writer August 25, 2015
Ithaca College has officially welcomed the Class of 2019, hosting its annual Convocation ceremony Aug. 23 in the Athletics and Events Center.
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