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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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The CDC is calling the spread of monkeypox an outbreak because of the increase in case numbers above what is normally expected. In a 2003 monkeypox outbreak, 47 cases were reported within the U.S., which was the first time human cases of monkeypox were found outside of Africa. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox a national health emergency Aug. 4.

Tompkins County and IC work to prevent monkeypox cases

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Tompkins County Health Department and its campus partners like Ithaca College are working to prevent continued spread of the monkeypox virus.
While the college’s library is following guidance to drop the mask mandate, the LGBT Center will continue to require masks for the time being.

Ithaca College to end indoor masking requirement March 4

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2022
Starting March 4, IC will not require face masks to be worn within indoor locations, unless clearly stated otherwise, regardless of vaccination status.
Shannon L. Scott, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy created the “Upper Extremity Motor Recovery Boot Camp” pilot program.

IC professor pioneers program in Ithaca for stroke survivors

By Elizabeth Kharabadze and Jay Bradley February 24, 2022
Shannon L. Scott, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, started a program to teach students and help stroke survivors.
Tompkins County Health Department continues mask advisory

Tompkins County Health Department continues mask advisory

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor February 15, 2022
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul lifted New York’s mask mandate, but Tompkins County are advised to continue wearing masks indoors.
From left, freshman Alexia Michitti, junior Ben Gutchess and freshman Helen Adair wait for their COVID-19 test results during Spring 2022 check-in.

IC reports successful reopening following low COVID-19 cases

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2022
After an increase in COVID-19 cases in December 2021, Ithaca College has cautiously welcomed back its students, faculty and staff for Spring 2022. 
The Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services screened the documentary, “Fauci,” about his role in leading the public health responses to AIDS and COVID-19.

LGBT Center hosts “Fauci” documentary screening for students

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer December 7, 2021
The Ithaca College LGBT Center screened "Fauci" in order to give students and community members an opportunity to learn about Anthony Fauci.
In a campus-wide email June 14, Bonnie Prunty, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life, announced that the partnership will continue the relationship that the college has formed with CHS and improve student health services. 

Cold and flu season creates confusion with COVID-19

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer October 27, 2021
As the season changes, some students have been feeling run down with a variety of symptoms as a result of the cold and flu season. 
There were 13 reported cases of rape in 2018, 14 in 2019 and 10 in 2020. All reported rapes in 2020 occurred in on-campus student housing. The report, released Sept. 29, includes data from the 2018 calendar year through the 2020 calendar year.

Annual report shows little change in sexual misconduct cases

By Lorien Tyne, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021
The 2021 Ithaca College Annual Fire and Safety Report shows the number of Violence Against Women Act offenses have remained close to previous years.
The college informed students this clinic will not be available for Fall 2022 because of the many locations in the community offering flu vaccines.

Health department to hold two COVID-19 vaccine clinics

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2021
The Tompkins County Health Department is holding two COVID-19 vaccine clinics during the week of May 3 that Ithaca College students can sign up for.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

IC to continue mask requirements despite CDC changes

By Jillian Bleier, Staff Writer April 29, 2021
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.
Brooks Miner, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, helped create a project that tracks the spread of COVID-19 variants and when they were first detected in countries around the world.

IC professor creates project to track COVID-19 variants

By Makayla Carozzolo, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
An Ithaca College professor helped create a project that tracks the spread of COVID-19 variants and when they were first detected in countries around the world.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

New COVID-19 vaccine and quarantine guidelines released

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor February 20, 2021
Ithaca College students with certain medical conditions are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to new New York state guidelines.
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