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THE ITHACAN

President Tom Rochon sits in the Taughannock Falls Room after POC at IC walked out of a meeting Oct. 23.

Open Letter: Faculty make list of complaints against Rochon

By Ithaca College Faculty November 18, 2015
We have not seen this degree of widespread distress, anger, and dissatisfaction since President James Whalen’s years (1975-1997).
Members of the Ithaca College faculty chant Tom Rochon, no confidence along with students who took stage at the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event in the A&E Center Oct. 27.

Open Letter: H&S faculty argue for Rochon no confidence vote

By H&S Faculty Senate November 16, 2015
As our rationale for an all-college vote of no confidence, we focus upon two explicit failures of the President’s administration.
Provost Benjamin Rifkin speaks at the Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias event Oct. 27 in the Athletics and Events Center.

Q&A: Provost discusses future plans and confidence in Rochon

By Aidan Quigley November 11, 2015
"I think that these accomplishments demonstrate that we have a great president."
Members of the Ithaca College faculty chant Tom Rochon, no confidence along with students who took stage at the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event in the A&E Center Oct. 27.

Ithaca College faculty discuss no confidence vote in president

By Aidan Quigley, News Editor October 28, 2015
Members of the Ithaca College faculty are discussing holding a vote of no confidence in President Tom Rochon.
Student Government Association senators Charlotte Robertson and Kaitlin Logsdon vote at the Oct. 26 meeting. The senate passed a bill to initiate a student vote of no confidence in President Tom Rochon. The polls will open Nov. 4.

SGA to initiate student vote of no confidence in Tom Rochon

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer October 28, 2015
In response to recent campus protests, racial tensions and issues of exclusivity, the Ithaca College Student Government Association passed a bill Oct. 26 to initiate a student vote of no confidence regarding President Tom Rochon.
From left, Bob Kur 70, a former NBC news correspondent; J. Christopher Burch 76 CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of the Tory Burch women’s fashion label; and Tatiana Sy ’09, director of special events at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance speak at the Blue Sky Reimagining kick-off event Oct. 8, 2015.

Update: Fallout continues from controversial Blue Sky kickoff

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer October 21, 2015
Ithaca College students and faculty members are upset following the Blue Sky Reimagining Kick-Off event, which they are calling racist and exclusive. The kick-off has some faculty questioning the entire initiative.
Editorial: IC administration shows hypocrisy responding to racism

Editorial: IC administration shows hypocrisy responding to racism

October 15, 2015
The dichotomy between the Ithaca College administration's response to an off-campus party and its own speaker panel showed that a “dedication to combating bigotry” only counts when the college does not directly have to deal with the consequences.
Dom Recckio, Student Government Association President, wrote an open letter to the Ithaca College community Oct. 9.

Open Letter: SGA president deems Blue Sky kick off ‘unacceptable’

By Dom Recckio October 12, 2015
The Blue Sky Kickoff that happened on October 8, 2015, from 3-5pm in Emerson Suites was an exercise in exclusivity and privilege. At an institution that claims to have a commitment to excellence, the Blue Sky Reimagining event was antithetical to our mission.
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