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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Thomas Pfaff, professor in the Department of Mathematics,  has interacted with Ithaca College administrators often as the former Honors Program director for three and a half years and as a faculty member.

IC struggles to find Honors Program director candidates

By Sophia Tulp, Staff Writer October 19, 2016
No candidates have formally applied to be director of the Ithaca College Honors Program, with less than two months until the position becomes vacant. The two most recent directors say this underscores
From left: Benjamin Rifkin, former provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College; President Tom Rochon; and Gerald Hector, former vice president for finance and administration, observe a student protest Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock. All three administrators pictured have since announced they are stepping down from their respective positions at the college.

Administrative departures create uncertainty for academic year

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 25, 2016
Ithaca College's senior leadership has seen a significant number of administrative departures, leaving the college with uncertainty about what will be accomplished throughout the remainder of his tenure.
Linda Petrosino ’77, M.S. ’78, retiring dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, has been the dean of the School of HSHP since 2012 and has facilitated the development of programs, partnerships and strategic goals.

Q&A: Linda Petrosino discusses role as IC interim provost

By Grace Elletson and Sophia Tulp August 24, 2016
News Editor Sophia Tulp and Assistant News Editor Grace Elletson spoke with Linda Petrosino, who assumed the role as interim provost once before in 2014, to discuss her role, initiatives that will be continued this year and an idea of the leadership strategy for the college.
Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College, will resign July 31 and return to teaching. He joined the college in June 2015.

Ithaca College Provost Benjamin Rifkin steps down July 31

July 19, 2016
Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College, announced he will resign from his administrative role effective July 31.
Members of the Class of 2016 take pictures on the academic quad as they wait for the procession to begin.

Ithaca College celebrates Class of 2016 graduation

By Kayla Dwyer, Editor in Chief May 22, 2016
Clouds and light rain had little bearing on Ithaca College’s 121st Commencement celebration in honor of the Class of 2016 on May 22.

Faculty group presents letter to Board of Trustees

By Kayla Dwyer, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2016
Faculty and staff presented a letter to the Board of Trustees at its May 19 reception, asking the board to conduct a performance review of provost Benjamin Rifkin.
From left: Peter Rothbart, chair of the Faculty Council and professor in the Department of Music Theory, History and Composition, and Tom Swensen, professor and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, participate in the last faculty council meeting of the academic year.

Ithaca College Faculty Council selects new leadership

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer May 11, 2016
The Faculty Council concluded the spring semester by welcoming in new council leadership and addressing goals that Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, has for the coming year.
The Ithaca College Shared Governance Task Force held listening sessions to solicit feedback from the campus community March 1, 2 and 3. Since then, key individuals involved in this process say there are still issues that need to be resolved and communicated to the campus community.

Campus leaders say issues still exist with shared governance

By Sabrina Knight, Senior Writer May 9, 2016
As the Shared Governance Task Force prepares to meet with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees this month to provide an update on its progress, key individuals involved in this process say there are still issues that need to be resolved and communicated to the campus community.
From left: Tom Pfaff, Honors Program director and professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Patricia Spencer, faculty director for service learning in the Office of Civic Engagement and assistant professor in the Department of Writing, will step down from their positions claiming a lack of support from the Ithaca College administration.

Two Ithaca College faculty directors to step down

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2016
Two Ithaca College administrators have announced they will be stepping down from their positions, claiming a lack of administrative support from the college.

Editorial: Study abroad cuts reflect lack of community input

By The Ithacan May 4, 2016
Continuing to make decisions that have a direct impact on educational opportunities with little student input paints the picture of a college that cares little about its students’ holistic learning.
Tanya Saunders, assistant provost of international programs and extended studies, said Ithaca College is planning to cut more than half of its study abroad programs for the 2017–18 academic year. Currently, the college has 249 affiliated study abroad programs available to students. The revised list has 68 total, 22 of which are new programs.

Ithaca College plans to cut more than half of abroad programs

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer May 3, 2016
The Office of International Programs at Ithaca College is planning to cut more than half of its study abroad programs for the 2017–18 academic year.
Professors at Ithaca College are paid less than their counterparts at similar four-year private colleges in New York state, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Ithaca College faculty are paid less than at other institutions

By Madeline Lester, Staff Writer April 28, 2016
Professors at Ithaca College are paid less than their counterparts at similar four-year private colleges in New York state. Despite this data, some faculty and administrators believe it is not fair to compare these other institutions in New York state to the college.
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