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THE ITHACAN

From left to right, Abby Juda and Alessandra Healy having oatmeal at the Women’s Mentoring Network event.

Women’s Mentoring Network fosters connections among colleagues through an oatmeal bar

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer February 14, 2024
The Ithaca College’s Women’s Mentoring Network hosted an oatmeal bar on Feb. 9 for members of the network and female faculty to meet and talk to each other at the start of this semester. Cozied up against a side wall was a table decked out with a breakfast buffet with oatmeal, a variety of toppings, fruit salad and beverages.  A few dozen people attended the event and the small party created a casual environment which was quite welcoming for conversation. Faculty at the event had a variety of backgrounds; everyone from professors to librarians attended and discussed what their work experience was like over breakfast. 
Naeem Inayatullah, professor in the Department of Politics, analyzes the atmosphere at the college after the administration’s reduction of full-time equivalent faculty during COVID-19.

Commentary: Healing the future consists of reckoning

By Naeem Inayatullah April 25, 2023
Few set out to harm others for harm's sake; damage is frequently done in the name of goodness.
The Feb. 7 Faculty Council meeting discussed including trust issues between Ithaca College faculty and administration, shared governance responsibilities and a controversial Title IX report.

Faculty Council discusses long-standing issues and Title IX report

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
The Feb. 7 Faculty Council meeting discussed including trust issues between Ithaca College faculty and administration, shared governance responsibilities and a controversial Title IX report.
Jennifer Spitzer, associate professor in the Department of Literatures in English, will release her first book in February called, “Secret Sharers: The Intimate Rivalries of Modernism and Psychoanalysis.”

Q&A: Faculty member shares her first book-writing experience

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer February 7, 2023
The Ithacan spoke with Jennifer Spitzer, associate professor in the Department of Literatures in English, to discuss the process and experience of writing her book “Secret Sharers.”
Elizabeth Bleicher, dean for Student Success and Retention, gave a presentation on the newly formed Center for Student Success and Retention. The center aims to root out the barriers to student success and increase the college’s third semester retention rate, which for 2022–23 was 83%.

Faculty Council discusses substantial changes at the college

By Elijah de Castro, Senior Writer October 19, 2022
A mixture of positive and negative emotions were expressed at the Oct. 11 Faculty Council meeting where several substantial changes were discussed.
James Rada, professor and chair for the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College, announced Sept. 20 that he will leave the college after the 2022–23 academic year. Rada began working as an associate professor in the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College in Fall 2011

Longtime journalism professor to leave IC after Spring 2023

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer September 28, 2022
James Rada, professor and chair for the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College, announced Sept. 20 that he will leave the college after the 2022–23 academic year.
Sophomore Mya Stengel explains her experience with class registration and how difficult the process is. She talks about how the college makes it difficult for students to get into the classes they need to graduate.

Commentary: The nightmare before course registration

By Mya Stengel November 17, 2021
If you are in the Roy H. Park School of Communications you are working alongside over three hundred other students trying to get into the same classes
From left to right, Ithaca College professors Hugh Egan, Claire Gleitman and Tom Swenson are among the 11 faculty members discussing the value of tenure.

Commentary: Why tenure is an institutional value

March 16, 2021
As we watch our community reeling from the current cuts, we should be invested in unambiguously defending tenure as a cherished institutional value.
Pictured from left to right is Julie Dorsey, Deborah Rifkin and Jean Hardwick. They oppose the Faculty Council issuing a vote of no confidence following faculty cuts.

Commentary: Going on a path forward following faculty cuts

By Deborah Rifkin, Jean Hardwick, and Julie Dorsey March 10, 2021
It would be strategic for us to work on healing these traumas and learning how to offer each other compassion, even within stark disagreement.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

Testimonials: Alumni express concerns about faculty cuts

By Ithaca College alumni February 8, 2021
Some Ithaca College alumni are voicing their opposition to the implementation of the APP process and the resulting faculty and program cuts.
Editorial: Stonewalling and Arrogance Counter to Our Values

Editorial: Stonewalling and Arrogance Counter to Our Values

December 18, 2020
If students are Ithaca College’s “why,” then why are those same students being ignored and talked down to?
In a letter to the college made public July 31, Ithaca College Theatre Arts Black, Indigenous and People of Color (ICTA BIPOC) listed 10 demands with the goal of ending racist and discriminatory acts in the department.

Theater class reacts to racially charged incident

By Falyn Stempler, Senior Writer December 11, 2019
An interim lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts will no longer be teaching her course after students reported a racially charged incident.
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