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First-year student Hannah Wagner, tested positive in her dorm Aug. 25. After she tested positive again at Boothroyd Hall the next morning, she was instructed to return to her dorm, pack a bag and wait to be notified when an isolation room became available.

Spike in COVID-19 cases at college impacts isolation spaces

By Kai Lincke, Contributing Writer September 7, 2022
At the peak of the spike Aug. 25, the college’s online COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard reported 55 student cases, which exceeded Boothroyd Hall’s 40 isolation rooms.
From left, Rich Recchia and Teresa Vadakin distributed free COVID-19 rapid tests to the Ithaca community Feb. 18 at the Tompkins County Public Library.

Students struggle to receive personalized COVID-19 testing

By Elijah de Castro and Wren Perchlik February 24, 2022
After the U.S. government began offering COVID-19 tests to households across the U.S., IC senior Victoria Lipper ordered tests which have not arrived.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in September, Ithaca College sophomore Emily Barkin was sent into student isolation housing at Emerson Hall for 10 days.

Students frustrated with quarantine conditions at college

By Kayla Hammond, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021
Similar to the 2020–21 academic year, the college has implemented quarantine procedures for students who test positive for COVID-19.
Cornell University Police received a call of bombs being placed in Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall at 2:12 p.m.

BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Emerson Hall

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor January 31, 2019
A sexual assault was reported in Emerson Hall Jan. 27.
As Tompkins County experiences the worst drought since monitoring began in 2000, Ithaca College is increasing its efforts to conserve water, both through the Office of Facilities and The Office of Residential Life. One of the measures facilities has taken is  a 50 percent reduction of the height of the Dillingham Fountain.

Severe drought persists in Ithaca as students return to campus

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer August 31, 2016
With over 25,000 students returning to the Ithaca area, Ithaca College is in the process of assessing long- and short-term water conservation efforts in the midst of the worst drought in Tompkins County since 1999. Despite recent rain, the drought is still in effect.
Tiffani Ziemann, Title IX Coordinator, receives complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination at Ithaca College. The office of Title IX will receive an increase in funding for the 2016–17 academic year, the first time it will have a dedicated budget.

Options for reporting sexual assault at Ithaca College vary

By Jessica Ferreira, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
The report of two rapes, which took place between August and October 2015 and appeared in the Feb. 4 Public Safety Log, has brought increased attention to Ithaca College’s policies for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Ithaca College has announced its new open-housing policy — a housing option that enables students to select roommates regardless of their sex or gender. Freshmen Anna Gardner and Joe Simpson plan on utilizing the open-housing policy in the fall.

Ithaca College allows students of different sex to be roommates

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer February 23, 2016
Ithaca College recently announced its new open-housing policy, allowing students to select roommates regardless of sex or gender.
The 9,000 panel solar array is currently under construction at Seneca, New York, about 40 miles away from campus, pictured above.

Solar panels to meet 10 percent of Ithaca College’s energy needs

By Faith Meckley and Sophie Johnson February 22, 2016
A solar electric project including 9,000 solar panels that will cover 10 percent of Ithaca College’s energy needs is currently under construction.

Public Safety Log: April 13-19

April 30, 2015

April 13  Criminal Mischief Location: D-Lot  Summary: Caller reported an unknown person damaged a concrete pillar. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury. Harassment Location:...

Public Safety Log: April 6–12

April 22, 2015

April 6 Making Graffiti LOCATION: Gannett Center SUMMARY: Caller reported third hand information that unknown person wrote graffiti. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock. Medical...

Public Safety Log: March 30—April 5

April 15, 2015

March 30 Criminal Mischief LOCATION: Emerson Hall SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged four exit signs. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore. Fire Alarm LOCATION:...

Public Safety Log Feb. 20—March 1

March 18, 2015

February 20 Conduct Code Violation   LOCATION: Tallcott Hall SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person judicially referred for drug policy violation. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds. Larceny LOCATION:...

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