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Editorial: What’s next for higher ed?

By The Ithacan May 1, 2013
The landmarks of the past academic year have centered on Ithaca College’s search for a future. This future is expected to blend the depth and academic rigor of classic in-the-classroom learning with the real-world applications of a more modern education. Internet-based academia is changing the structure of higher education. Massive open online courses give anyone…

Editorial: Use new media responsibly

By The Ithacan April 24, 2013
When a tragedy on American soil sparks a widespread sense of nationalism, the mainstream media finds itself in a powder keg holding a match. This was the case for major news organizations during the Boston bombings and the subsequent manhunt. The reporting from Boston shed light on the many opportunities for failure in America’s current…

Editorial: Students must fight for peace

By The Ithacan April 17, 2013
More soldiers on active duty committed suicide than were killed by enemies in combat last year, according to a figure released by the Department of Defense. Despite these alarming numbers — 177 active duty soldiers killed themselves, while 176 were killed by others in 2012 — many Americans turn a blind eye to the nation’s…

Editorial: This time for Africa

By The Ithacan April 10, 2013
Africa Week, a student-sponsored week of speakers, films and open discussion on stereotypes of Africa and Africans, attempted to break down the mainstream narrative of war and poverty that defines Africa in the eyes of many Americans. The ideas that came out of Africa Week were a welcome and important break from the typical Western…

Editorial: New measure of achievement

By The Ithacan March 27, 2013
romoting undergraduate research in all majors should be a valued component of the college’s curriculum. Students should be encouraged to work closely with a member of the faculty or fellow group of students to delve more deeply into academic topics of interest.

Editorial: The new land of opportunity

By The Ithacan March 20, 2013
As the IC 20/20 vision plan comes into focus, Ithaca College is setting its sights on the next frontier for American college students: China.

Editorial: Can we bank on higher ed?

By The Ithacan February 28, 2013
Until Americans prioritize equality in education, we will continue to fall short. Our society will be strongest when our brightest, hardest-working students are able to get a quality education without having to sacrifice their dreams or goals for fear that they will be unable to repay student loans after graduation.

Editorial: All comments are welcome

By The Ithacan February 20, 2013
President Tom Rochon’s recent attempts to gather input from the students, faculty and staff may mark a new era in open governance and balance at the college.

Editorial: Play it safe

By The Ithacan February 13, 2013
Students who play contact sports, like rugby and hockey at the club level, are still athletes for the college, and it is the college’s responsibility to ensure they have the care they need.

Editorial: Support the arts in education

By The Ithacan February 7, 2013
While STEM education is critical to building the next generation of American scientists, engineers and mathematicians, leaving arts education behind means sacrificing cultural awareness and shortchanging our education system.

Editorial: The front line of civil rights

By The Ithacan January 30, 2013
Last week, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, with the support of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, announced the Pentagon would lift the ban restricting women from combat positions.

Editorial: Stay focused on the faculty

By The Ithacan December 13, 2012
The administration is taking positive steps toward open communication but must make challenges at home a priority before creating new off-campus programming.
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