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From left, Kalia Kornegay ’18 and James Rada, associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, work while producing the documentary “With INFINITE HOPE: MLK and The Civil Rights Movement.”

Documentary produced by students and faculty nominated for Emmy

By Cora Payne, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2020
A documentary produced by students and faculty was recently nominated in the Documentary/Historical category of the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards.
From left,  sophomores Christian Henry, Moyo Odulaja and Justin Shondeck perform in Violet. The musical takes place in the South 1964 after the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The main character, Violet (senior Keara Byron) goes on a journey to try to heal a scar.

Students perform “Violet,” a musical about acceptance

By Olivia King, Staff Writer April 11, 2019

Violet Karl, on a journey about pain and healing, sings that she wishes to look like anyone but herself. Violet has a large scar on her cheek, though no makeup is used to create it. It is presented to...

Sophomore Grayce Smith writes about the discrimination that occurs against members of the LGBTQ community based on their appearances due to problematic, inaccurate stereotypes.

Commentary: Continuously coming out of the closet

By Grayce Smith April 9, 2019
I will continue to fight for all members of the LGBTQ community, and I will continue to come out.
Remembering MLK 50 years later

Remembering MLK 50 years later

By Isabella Grullón Paz April 11, 2018
He was starting to attack enterprises, corporations and structural capitalism, a feat that some say got him killed.
Rabbi Saul Berman gives the closing keynote presentation on Jan. 25 at the Ithaca College MLK Week 2018. Berman shares his personal experiences with the civil rights movement in Selma, Alabama.

MLK Week 2018 speaker presents civil rights experiences

By Ryan King, Staff Writer January 28, 2018
Rabbi Saul Berman discussed his involvement with the civil rights movement as the closing keynote speaker for MLK Week 2018.
Black Lives Matter Ithaca event celebrates social progress

Black Lives Matter Ithaca event celebrates social progress

By Ashae Forsythe, Contributing Writer March 1, 2017
The event was an opportunity for the black community to reflect on the achievements of the Black Lives Matter movement and mourn the lives lost.

National Recap: Jeff Sessions’ record questioned

By Celisa Calacal, Opinion Editor February 17, 2017
Many fear Attorney General Jeff Sessions will roll back the clock on civil rights for a number of marginalized groups across the country.
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.
On Sept. 5, the Tompkins County Workers Center and the Midstate Central Labor Council hosted the 33rd annual Labor Day picnic, with the theme Labor Rights are Civil Rights.

Commentary: Fight for labor laws coincides with fight for equality

By Robert Brown September 14, 2016
The legacy of American slavery continues through an unbroken legacy of policies and practices that ensure a marginal place for black people in the country's economic life, and requires comprehensive remediation.
Holocaust survivor Fred Heyman, spoke to a group of approximately 100 students and faculty of the college before a screening of “Be an Upstander,” which tells Heyman’s story.

Holocaust survivor shares his story with Ithaca College

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
Heyman said he tells his story because he believes stories of tragedy and human rights violations are not often told. He cited recognition last month by the U.S. to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide after 100 years, as a step in the right direction, but occurring too late.
According to students and co-workers, Don Lifton was a dedicated and active member of the Ithaca College community. Lifton died Dec. 5 at 69 years old.

Ithaca College community remembers business professor

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer January 24, 2016
Colleagues and students alike remembered Lifton, who taught at the college for 29 years, as an energetic man who cared deeply about his students and who was a top-notch professor.
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