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THE ITHACAN

Students who are nominated for the award must show leadership skills and significant accomplishments, in addition to having participated in campus life in numerous ways during their time at the college.

Ithaca College announces Campus Life Award recipients

By The Ithacan April 12, 2023
Ithaca College awarded 10 seniors with the 2022–23 Campus Life Award for their continuous service to the campus community.
From left, Hannah Ahmed, Bonnie Prunty, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life and Austin Ruffino discussed campus transportation at the Oct. 31 SGC meeting. Prunty announced to the senate that the substation road, which runs from Boothroyd Hall to Terrace Dining Hall, will be permanently closed off beginning Spring 2023.

SGC discusses a future road closure and transportation on campus

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
At the Ithaca College Student Governance Council (SGC) meeting Oct. 31, the senate and executive board met with Bonnie Prunty, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life. 
Around 100 members of the campus community attended the gathering in Emerson Suites, where President La Jerne Cornish spoke about how the 2022–23 academic year has been progressing so far.  Cornish thanked the campus community for their work during the first half of the fall semester.

President’s Cabinet members give updates at State of the College

By Syd Pierre, News Editor October 19, 2022
Ithaca College President La Jerne Cornish and members of the President’s Cabinet gave updates to the campus community about enrollment, finances and student life at the State of the College gathering.
The national labor shortage and the “Great Resignation” have impacted colleges and universities across the country throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and created low levels of faculty, staff and administrative retention. 

IC adjusts to high staff, faculty and administrative turnover

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 21, 2022
Ithaca College continues to be affected by staffing shortages as the college rebuilds its leadership departments and deals with staff, faculty and administrative turnover.
In a May 3 email to the college community, President La Jerne Cornish announced that Ferro, who has worked at the college since 2017, will become the Chief of Education at College Track, an organization that works to aid students in confronting systemic barriers as they work to complete bachelors degrees. College Track is currently led by former President Shirley M. Collado, who recently left the college Jan. 10, 2022. 

Vice president of Student Affairs to step down June 24

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer May 4, 2022
Rosanna Ferro, vice president for student affairs and campus life, is stepping down from her position and leaving Ithaca College June 24, 2022.
In an email to current juniors, Dean of Students Bonnie Prunty and Rosanna Ferro, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, announced the launch of the Senior and Graduate Housing Community, which will be located in Eastman Hall. Seniors and graduate students can live in the community for either one semester or both during the 2022–23 academic year.

New housing option available to seniors and graduate students

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor November 17, 2021
Ithaca College seniors and graduate students will have the opportunity to live on campus at a reduced-cost beginning in the 2022–23 academic year.
In an Intercom post, the college announced that Curry’s hiring concluded a nationwide search that began in June 2021. Curry will assume the role Oct. 19.

College appoints new director of career services

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2021
Ithaca College has appointed Dave Curry as the new director of career services within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life on Sept. 14. 
From left, senior soccer player Devon Morris, sophomore football player Donte Garcia, sophomore runner Katelyn Hutchison and junior rower Mikayla Henry participate in the Voices of Experience panel Jan. 21 in the Emerson Suites.

Student-athlete panel discusses race identity in athletics

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor January 22, 2020
A panel of student-athletes spoke about racial identity during the Voices of Experience event Jan. 21 in the Emerson Suites.
Doreen Hettich-Atkins, director of strategic planning and administration in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, is one of the volunteers at The Pantry, Ithaca College’s on-campus food pantry.

Volunteers keep on-campus food pantry stocked

By Ashley Stalnecker, Assistant News Editor September 4, 2019
The college has completely relied on volunteers to stock and manage The Pantry since it first opened Feb. 21. The Pantry is an on-campus food pantry.
Ithaca College is gathering feedback from the campus community and conducting a design study to revamp the Campus Center to cater more toward the needs of students. Some members of the campus community think that the building lacks productive spaces, is difficult to navigate and does not serve as a sufficient hub for students at the college.

Campus Center plans for redesign due to lacking space and amenities

By Maia Noah, Staff Writer February 14, 2019
Although the Campus Center was intended to be a place for all students to gather, many do not feel like there is a central hub on campus.
In an email to current juniors, Dean of Students Bonnie Prunty and Rosanna Ferro, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, announced the launch of the Senior and Graduate Housing Community, which will be located in Eastman Hall. Seniors and graduate students can live in the community for either one semester or both during the 2022–23 academic year.

Student Affairs creates higher ed certificate program

By Erika Liberati, Staff Writer February 11, 2019
The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life is sponsoring a new program for students who are interested in pursuing careers in student affairs.
Students exit the community gathering held on Dec. 12 to discuss a viral video of a student using a racial slur. Sophomore Briana Williams writes that the forum was ineffective in addressing racial issues on campus.

Campus community discusses racist video posted by student

By John Turner, Contributing Writer December 12, 2018
Approximately 200 students, faculty and staff members of the Ithaca College community came together at an open forum to discuss a racist video that surfaced on social media early last week.
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