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Sarah Germonprez, lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Business Law, talks about the effects of the United States Supreme Court case Citizens United on politics.

Commentary: Citizens United gives the wealthy unrestricted power

By Sarah Germonprez March 1, 2023
Ever heard of the U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission?
President Trump signed an executive order March 21 mandating that federal agencies to not provide funding for colleges and universities that fail to uphold their students free speech rights. Officials at Ithaca College say they do not believe it will have a significant impact on campus.

Trump’s free speech order will have minimal impact on campus

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2019
Officials at Ithaca College believe President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on free speech will have a minimal impact on campus.
Paul Keane 68 reflects on his time at Ithaca College and the importance of institutions pursuing the truth in light of The Ithacans reporting on President Shirley M. Collados sexual abuse charge.

Commentary: Colleges should prioritize honesty and transparency

By Paul Keane January 22, 2019
The mission of the Academy — even a former party school — is the pursuit of truth.
National Recap: CNN sues Trump administration

National Recap: CNN sues Trump administration

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor November 14, 2018
CNN filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and several of his aides Nov. 13, seeking the immediate restoration of the press credentials of White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
Members of the Ithaca College community attended an event held by the Division of College Relations and Advancement on Oct. 23 in Clark Lounge. The event was held in honor of LGBTQ history month.

Community discusses inclusivity at LGBTQ event

By Elizabeth Henning, Staff Writer October 24, 2018
This Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle was organized by the Division of College Relations and Advancement, and the theme was chosen to recognize LGBTQ history month, which is celebrated in Oct
Michael Leary, assistant director for the Office of Judicial Affairs, said the colleges policies regarding hate speech align with the precedent set by the Supreme Court that all speech is protected unless it creates a clear and present danger.

Ithaca College community weighs in on hate speech policy

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer October 10, 2018
After the IC Republicans posted a statement to its Facebook page politicizing the death of Mollie Tibbetts, questions have been raised about hate speech policies at the the college.
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado and the tri-council group created a working group to review free speech policies at Ithaca College.

Working group proposed to review free speech policies at IC

By Ben Kaplan, Staff Writer December 13, 2017
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado and the tri-council group created a working group to review free speech policies at Ithaca College.
Mary Beth Tinker, an advocate for youth rights and the freedom of speech, spoke to the Ithaca College community about her past experiences regarding the freedom of speech.

Free speech activist discusses importance of First Amendment

By Brontë Cook, Contributing Writer September 20, 2017
When she was 13.Mary Beth Tinker and fellow classmates in Des Moines, Iowa, were suspended for wearing black armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam War.
Attorney Frank LoMonte advocates for the rights of student journalists at the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Commentary: Student journalists face legal chokeholds

By Frank LoMonte March 30, 2016
College journalism has never been more sophisticated, more needed — and more imperiled.

Teachers must have a choice

By Kyle Stewart, Columnist January 28, 2016
In the age of money dominating politics, public sector unions have drifted away from their core mission: to represent teachers.
The sit-in on Broadway around the Bull

First Amendment Rights Don’t Come First

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer October 3, 2014 the excitement from Flood Wall Street died down, I saw that day much differently. I now see how tightly the police controlled us, and, subsequently, how watered-down our first amendment right to peaceably assemble was.

Guest Commentary: Court ruling drowns out free political speech

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa April 9, 2014
Last week, in the case McCutcheon v. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5–4 to strike down limits on the total amount of money individuals can donate to candidates and political committees.
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