The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Exploratory Program offers the Business Pathways; the Humanities, Art and Social Sciences Pathways; the Park (Communications) Pathways; the Pre-health Professions Program and the Science, Math and Computing Pathways. 

Exploratory Program requires new students to pick concentrations

By Maddy Vogel, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023
Incoming students who join the Exploratory Program will have to choose a school concentration so they can explore programs within a known interest.
Approximately 30 participants attended the event, including three professors in the Department of Mathematics, four career panelists, seven Ithaca College student volunteers majoring in math, and high school and middle school students, mainly from local schools.

Women in Math Day encourages young girls to pursue math

By Jillian Bleier, Staff Writer February 9, 2022
Women in Math Day was held Feb. 5 virtually through Zoom in an effort to encourage young girls interested in STEM fields to pursue math.
Why did you choose Ithaca College?

Why did you choose Ithaca College?

By Emily Guderian September 9, 2021
I knew I would go to the college, declaring seemed to be the scariest thing I could do. I found my home in academics, in friends and my go-to places. 
The additional recommendations include: Create a streamlined undergraduate application process, increase flexibility of the curriculum, make the faculty workload more equitable, revise and implement the course schedule, establish centralized management of graduate programs and reevaluate course caps. 

APP to include new admission process for Park school

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The APPIC is also recommending the creation of more flexibility for curricula and admissions at Ithaca College as a part of the APP.
Luke Broadwater 02 received the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with The Baltimore Sun this past March.

Q&A: Former wrestler receives Pulitzer Prize among other awards

By Connor Glunt, Assistant Sports Editor September 6, 2020
Former wrestler Luke Broadwater '02 received several accolades for his reporting with The Baltimore Sun covering the former mayor of Baltimore’s financial connections to the UMMS.
Senior Caroline Anson, Exploratory Program intern, explains her own experience finding her major and the ways the program can help other students as well.

Commentary: Exploratory Program puts student interest first

By Caroline Anson February 5, 2020
Even if you did not directly interact with the program, take on its core value with you — there is so much out there waiting for you to explore.
La Jerne Cornish, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and Hayley Harris, vice president for human resources and planning, made the announcement to the campus community Nov. 14. According to the email, the moves address the goals of advancing the Campus Master Plan in the college’s five-year strategic plan.

College selects co-chairs for strategic plan working groups

By Sam Haut, Senior Writer October 30, 2019
The college announced Oct. 23 the co-chairs for the nine working groups outlined in the college’s five-year strategic plan.
Maria DiFrancesco, professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will become the director of the Exploratory Program starting January 2020. She will be taking over the position from Elizabeth Bleicher, interim chair of the Department of Education and current director of the Exploratory Program.

Q&A: Exploratory Program director discusses program goals

By Emily Hung, Contributing Writer October 1, 2019
Maria DiFrancesco, professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be director of the Exploratory Program starting January 2020.
Student assistant coach Chris Williams, right, stands on the sidelines next to a player during practice Sept. 24. Williams played for the football team from 2012–14.

Student takes on roles as assistant football coach for Bombers

By Andrew Sullivan, Staff Writer September 30, 2015
Chris Williams transitioned from player to assistant coach on the football team, while still enrolled at the college.
From left, Freshman Samantha Rhodes discusses the chemistry major with junior Jensey Mathew and Vince DeTuri, associate professor and chair of the chemistry department.

Representatives display departments at Majors and Minors Fair

By Sage Daugherty, Online News Editor November 7, 2013
The Majors and Minors Fair was held 4 p.m. Nov. 6 in Emerson Suites.

New survey looks to gauge undecided undergrads

By Kevin McCall October 21, 2011
With a majority of undergraduate students starting out undecided on the major they want to pursue, institutions of higher education are always tweaking their exploratory programs to help students decide their career paths early on. But in addition to aptitude tests, which are usually administered to high school students as part of standardized testing measures,…
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