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From left, President La Jerne Cornish and senior Senate Chair Austin Ruffino discuss diversity, equity and inclusion among other topics with the SGC at its meeting Nov. 28.

President Cornish and SGC discuss diversity and campus concerns

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer November 30, 2022
The Ithaca College Student Governance Council spoke with President La Jerne Cornish at its Nov. 28 meeting about diversity, equity and inclusion.
Senior Cyerra Adams provides insight as a Black woman on campus. She argues that Ithaca College must be supportive and transparent to the Black student community.

Ithaca College hides behind a thin veil of equity

By Cyerra Adams September 14, 2022
My sexuality was becoming the forefront of what people wanted to know about me, and I was being forced to think about it more and more, even though I didn’t want to.
Editorial: Delays in initiatives harm diversity improvements

Editorial: Delays in initiatives harm diversity improvements

February 15, 2017
The time spent waiting for these initiatives raises the question of how dedicated the administration is to improving the campus climate for its students.
Editorial: Rochon remains out of touch with community issues

Editorial: Rochon remains out of touch with community issues

January 25, 2017
Despite the multitude of issues plaguing the college, Rochon has given the impression that he remains oblivious to the current campus climate.
Ithaca College is beginning to implement diversity training for all alumni volunteers, including members of the Board of Trustees and Alumni Association Board of Directors, the first of which to take place over alumni weekend. Carrie Brown, executive director of alumni relations, selected Craig B. Clayton, a consultant and speaker, to lead the sessions.

Diversity training implemented for IC alumni volunteers

By Lily Donoghue, Contributing Writer October 4, 2016
Ithaca College is beginning to encourage alumni volunteers to complete diversity and inclusion training, beginning with sessions during alumni weekend
Although the Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circles were created last fall in response to student criticism that diversity and inclusion was not prioritized at the college, students rarely show up to the meetings. As shown above, mainly faculty and staff participate in the discussions.

Diversity discussion circles lack student participation at IC

By Rachel Kreidburg, Contributing writer September 19, 2016
Faculty and staff are looking for ways to ramp up student interest in the college’s weekly diversity and inclusion discussion groups. These groups were created in response to student protests last fall to address complaints about the administration’s lack of emphasis on diversity and inclusion. However, students do not seem to be attending the discussion groups.
Key leaders of diversity and inclusion initiatives at Ithaca College spoke to about 50 members of the campus community during a panel and Q&A session Sept. 13 in Textor 102, focusing their discussion on increasing community engagement with diversity initiatives at the college.

Leaders of diversity initiatives at Ithaca College host panel

By Nicole Pimental, Contributing Writer September 14, 2016
Just four questions were asked during the Q&A portion of a diversity and inclusion panel held Sept. 13. Among them was an anonymously submitted question about how the administration would continue to prioritize these initiatives amid high administrative turnover.
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.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the campus community at a March 2015 town hall meeting about announced staff cuts. Following the All-College Meeting Aug. 19, Rochon said there will be no additional cuts this year.

IC administration lists priorities at All-College Meeting

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 23, 2016
The Ithaca College administration took a different approach to the biannual All-College Meeting on Aug. 18. Instead of the traditional meeting structure consisting of updates on the budget, enrollment data or upcoming initiatives, President Tom Rochon focused on two “commitments” to the campus community — diversity and inclusion, and shared governance.
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.

Sean Eversley Bradwell named Director of Programs and Outreach

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor July 19, 2016
Sean Eversley Bradwell, former assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, has been hired for the newly created position of Director of Programs and Outreach within the Division of Educational Affairs at Ithaca College.
Editorial: Initial IC Office platform lacks diversity issues

Editorial: Initial IC Office platform lacks diversity issues

April 27, 2016
It initially misses a key point that this community cares about: its stance on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
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