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First-year student Mathew Hastava plays the saxophone with others at the Jazz Jams session. The club is open to all students, regardless of musical experience.

Students swing with evening jazz sessions

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor February 22, 2023
Swaying in equilibrium between slow tunes and upbeat tempos, the Ithaca College Jazz Club hosts Jazz Jam sessions every Thursday night at 9 p.m.
Martin Luther King Scholars present on their Fall academic trip to Georgia and Alabama during the MLK week kick-off brunch on Jan 20 in the Emerson Suites.

MLK Scholars emphasize solidarity in social justice

By Cora Payne and Falyn Stempler January 23, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. said to a crowd in 1967, “A time comes when silence is betrayal,” and that line was the theme for Ithaca College’s annual MLK Week.
Sophomores Shinice Ford poses with hair care products. Historically, natural black hair has been rejected by Eurocentric beauty standards.

Tangled: How women of color are brushing away hair stigmas

By Celisa Calacal and Kalia Kornegay April 5, 2017
“Natural hair is intimidating to them — it signifies pride,” she said. “It puts them off because it shows how we have found beauty within ourselves."
The performers sing “Go Down Moses,” a well-known Negro spiritual, during their rehearsal on Jan. 23. Performers sport Kente cloths from Ghana, purchased by conductor Baruch Whitehead.

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers honor African-American culture

By Jake Leary and Kate Nalepinski February 8, 2017
The name of the group honors longtime Ithaca resident Dorothy Cotton, an outspoken civil rights figure who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.
History documentary 13TH, directed by Ava DuVernay, explains how the United States has become the country with the highest population of incarcerated people in the world.

Review: Netflix documentary ’13TH’ spawns racial discussions

By Celisa Calacal, Opinion Editor November 4, 2016
One of the strongest qualities about “13TH” is its reckoning with a history that has consistently sought ways to oppress black Americans.
Sean Eversley Bradwell has been hired for the newly created position of Director of Programs and Outreach within the Division of Educational Affairs at Ithaca College.

Q&A: Sean Eversley Bradwell discusses MLK’s legacy

By Sabrina Knight, Senior Writer February 3, 2016
Senior Writer Sabrina Knight sat down with Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, to speak about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, today’s higher education climate and the recent unrest on college campuses across the country.
Junior and senior MLK Scholars traveled to Da Nang, Vietnam, over winter break with a focus on the relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam and community service. The scholars held an event April 21, which was part of a discussion series by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity.

Commentary: MLK’s message extends into global injustices

By Ciara Lucas January 26, 2016
The pain and suffering that is happening in Da Nang, Vietnam in 2016 is precisely what Dr. King was trying to avoid.
Michele Lenhart, director of student leadership & involvement, and six students were invited to attend the 2015 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders held on May 27–30 in College Park, Maryland.

Q&A: Sophomore attends college women leaders conference

By Natalie Shanklin, Opinion Editor September 1, 2015
Equality in the workforce is definitely one of the bigger topics that I’m passionate about.
Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.s message still relevant

Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still relevant

By Marlena Calendario Romero January 21, 2015
The movie "Selma" demonstrates that today's activists deserve the same respect and consideration we now give the Civil Rights Movement.

Editorial: College deserves praise for MLK Day celebration

January 21, 2015
Ithaca College is one of a select number of institutions that actively celebrates MLK Day, instead of seeing the national holiday as a day off.

Guest Commentary: Media can redefine civil rights movement

By The Ithacan April 9, 2013
At its core, this project illuminated the strength of intergenerational movements, and the critical need for the dialogue they open between all of us.
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