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Sophomore Trevor Griffiths writes about how changes to the music history curriculum are necessary to promoting inclusivity at IC and in the world of music.

Commentary: Diversity is essential to an effective music history curriculum

By Trevor Griffiths March 27, 2024
I am writing in response to the recent commentary discussing changes to the music history curriculum in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. It appears to be the consensus of many students that the curriculum is beginning to stray too far from the “Western musical canon,” however, I come to offer a different perspective.

‘On the Same Page’ – Top Stories of Week 10

November 6, 2023
Co-host seniors Emma Kersting and Clare Shanahan dive into the latest stories in news, sports and life and culture at The Ithacan. This week, Kersting and Shanahan spoke with first-year reporter Kaeleigh Banda and sophomore Assistant Sports Editor Billy Wood.
All of the candidates for the executive committee ran unopposed. Michael Trotti, professor in the Department of History, said the executive committee has been primarily composed of faculty from the School of Humanities and Sciences and proposed that the council wait until its August 2023 meeting to see if members from the other schools would nominate themselves for the positions.

Faculty Council elects executive committee, reviews proposals

By Kai Lincke and Prakriti Panwar May 3, 2023
In its May 2 meeting, the Ithaca College Faculty Council elected members for its 2023–24 executive committee and listened to student proposals.
Mame Ndiaye, assistant director in the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, is also the founder of a diversity recruitment and student success company.

Q&A: New student program leader talks orientation and diversity

By Himadri Seth, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023
Mame Ndiaye, assistant director in the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, discussed plans for the Fall 2023 orientation and diversity recruitment.
The Ithaca College National Association of Black Accountants and Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting, finance and business honor society, invited Paquita Davis-Friday, interim dean of the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY Baruch College and professor in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, to speak at their meeting. 

Expert discusses workplace diversity, equity and inclusion

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2023
Davis-Friday discussed diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace with accounting, finance and business students.
Eden Strachan ’21, author and founder of Black Girls Don’t Get Love, poses with her book, “Black Girls Don’t Get Love.” Strachan hopes to empower Black girls.

Alum works to empower Black girls with media campaign

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor March 22, 2023
Proms, roses, tiaras, sugar, spice and everything nice. What started from a class at Ithaca College has evolved into a multimedia organization with a central message: Black girls deserve love too.
RaKim Lash, former assistant director for Multicultural Affairs at the college, hosted the We Are Black Cosplay talk Feb. 23 to promote inclusion in pop culture communities.

Former faculty emphasizes inclusion in pop culture

By Mila Ventura Rodriguez, Contributing Writer March 1, 2023
RaKim 'RahK' Lash, former assistant director for Multicultural Affairs at Ithaca College, recounted his experiences building community for Black cosplayers in pop culture spaces.
From left, sophomore Noah Richardson and seniors Morgan Kingsley and Ro Scanlon-Black, are three of 16 authors of the diversity curriculum.

Students propose curriculum to improve diversity education

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2023
Ithaca College students created a proposal to restructure the current diversity credit requirement of the Integrated Core Curriculum to provide a more effective diversity education.
The Ithacan Diversity Report 2022–23

The Ithacan Diversity Report 2022–23

By Zhannz Gomez, Community Outreach Manager December 8, 2022
This year, The Ithacan is revisiting last year’s diversity report. The new diversity report was formulated by the current community outreach manager.
From left, juniors Mikolaj Konieczny and Wesley Czubryt-Ogino use a telescope to look into the sky. The revitalized astronomy club is aiming to bring more students from all academic backgrounds.

Club encourages students to reach for the stars

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor November 2, 2022
The astronomy club’s goal this fall semester is to diversify its members by making astronomy more accessible for non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors.
Hannah Reynolds ’10 released her second novel Eight Nights of Flirting on Oct. 25. Reynolds is a Jewish author who seeks to diversify the holiday romance genre with Jewish voices.

Q&A: Author brings diverse voice to holiday romance genre

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor November 2, 2022
Hannah Reynolds ’10 released her new novel, “Eight Nights of Flirting,” a Hanukkah romantic comedy Oct. 25 to diversify the holiday romance genre.
From left, co-presidents sophomore Jasmine Williams, junior Achille Vann Rica and sophomore Sydney Wilson, secretary of Black Artists United, meet in the library to discuss the club.

New theater clubs push diversity into the spotlight

By Jess Williams, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022
Two new theater organizations, Black Artists United and Harmony Theatre Collective, are focusing on creating people of color-exclusive spaces for artists at Ithaca College.
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