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IC Drone Squadron has first Fly Day

March 25, 2021

IC Drone Squadron is a club for drone enthusiasts on campus. At their first Fly Day, participants learn about drones and witness them flying firsthand.

From left, freshman Ani McMannon and Nick Matacchieri fly a DJI Spark drone outside of Eastman Hall on Jan. 28.

New drone policy addresses privacy and safety concerns

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer February 5, 2020
Ithaca College will have a new policy that requires everyone who flies a drone on campus to have a license and an approved flight plan. 
Associate professor, Catherine Taylor, attempts to shed light on often ignored and misrepresented issues through a blend of narrative styles.

Professor’s nonfiction novel challenges narrative tradition

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life & Culture Editor January 31, 2017
Catherine Taylor's latest nonfiction book, “You, Me, and the Violence,” an in-depth examination of drones, will be released in the fall of 2017.
Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, associate dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, is in charge of the working group that drafted a policy regarding the use of drones on Ithaca College’s campus at its first meeting on Nov. 14.

IC prepares to create drone policy for on-campus use

By Max Denning, Staff Writer November 19, 2014
The college is preparing to draft a policy regarding the use of unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, on campus.
From left: Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor of politics at Ithaca College, and Jens David Ohlin, professor of law at Cornell University, host a discussion session at Ithaca College on Sept. 17.

Collegiate professors host discussion on U.S. Drone Policy

By Joe Byeon, Contributing Writer September 20, 2014
With President Barack Obama’s announcement to use drone air strikes against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, drone use continues to be one of the most controversial topics in modern technology.
Ithaca College needs to create drone policy

Ithaca College needs to create drone policy

September 17, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, are being used as educational tools after years of military use. Although the Federal Aviation Administration does not regulate drones under 55 pounds...

The Ithacans newly purchased drone flies above the Carp Wood field to capture an aerial view.

Ithaca College considers drone use in academic setting

By Max Denning, Contributing Writer September 10, 2014
Four glossy, white, plastic rotor blades propel its 40-ounce frame, complete with a camera capable of shooting video or taking still photographs up to 100 meters in the air. It can cost as little as $200, but using one for commercial purposes can result in a $10,000 fine.
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