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Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards explains hate crime investigation process

Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards explains hate crime investigation process

By Ryan Johnson, Assistant News Editor March 6, 2024
From 2022 to 2024, there were nine hate crimes reported on campus at Ithaca College. As of March 6, the only case where further action has been taken was regarding an incident report on Jan. 19. 
Editorial: College must continue work to create a safe environment for all students

Editorial: College must continue work to create a safe environment for all students

By The Ithacan January 30, 2024
According to Ithaca College’s hate crime log, there were five reported hate crimes in 2022 as compared to one in 2021, marking an increase in violence on campus. All of these instances were acts of destruction of property. In 2023, there were two hate crimes committed on campus. While this decrease signifies a move towards a safer campus climate, it is imperative that the college continues to take preventive measures to reduce hate crimes on campus.
Cornell University junior Patrick Dai was arrested Oct. 31 for posting threats of violence against the Jewish community at Cornell, including a shooting threat directed at 104West!, the kosher and multicultural dining hall next to the Center for Jewish Living.

Ithaca community grieves as Israel-Palestine violence continues and bias incidents increase

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor November 14, 2023
Since the Israel-Hamas war began Oct. 7 — the fifth war in the Israel-Arab and Israel-Palestine conflict — antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism have seen dramatic increases around the world. The shooting threat directed at Cornell’s Jewish community is one incident where communities have been targeted.
According to a Public Safety Alert sent via email to the college community Nov. 4, the three swastikas are being investigated as vandalism of property and possible hate crimes. 

UPDATE: Three more swastikas found in Whalen Center

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor November 4, 2022
Three swastikas were reported in the James J. Whalen Center for Music on Nov. 4, raising the number of swastikas found on the Ithaca College campus in 2022 to eight.
From left, Hannah Ahmed, Bonnie Prunty, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life and Austin Ruffino discussed campus transportation at the Oct. 31 SGC meeting. Prunty announced to the senate that the substation road, which runs from Boothroyd Hall to Terrace Dining Hall, will be permanently closed off beginning Spring 2023.

SGC discusses a future road closure and transportation on campus

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
At the Ithaca College Student Governance Council (SGC) meeting Oct. 31, the senate and executive board met with Bonnie Prunty, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life. 
The SGC expressed its dissatisfaction with the college’s response to anti-Asian violence during its March 22 meeting. Senior Agnes Scotti, Class of 2021 senator, said she does not feel that a statement is enough to address the issue of racism.

Students mourn victims of mass shooting targeting Asian people

By Alyshia Korba and Syd Pierre March 25, 2021
The Ithaca College community is mourning the victims of an Atlanta shooting targeting Asian women while expressing disappointment with the college's response.
For the last year and a half, senior Clare Nowalk, a sociology major, has researched the relationship between sociology and sex trafficking.

Commentary: Do not dissociate when tragedy strikes

By Clare Nowalk November 7, 2018
While it is easier said than done, I think it is important that we don’t just add this to the list of tragedies or allow ourselves to disassociate.
Members of the Ithaca College and local community attended a vigil in Muller Chapel Oct. 28 held to honor the victims and survivors of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Oct. 27. Eleven members of the Jewish community were murdered at the scene.

Hillel hosts vigil to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer October 30, 2018
The vigil was held in honor of the victims and survivors of a shooting that occurred in a Pittsburgh synagogue — the Tree of Life Synagogue — early in the morning Oct. 27. This was the deadliest anti-
The Blue Crew, an organization on campus created to increase sports game attendance, tweeted the above in response to an Ithacan article.

Commentary: College athletes are not a marginalized group

By Aria Pinto May 3, 2018
To be upset about a column tarnishing your sports team is valid and justifiable. To compare the criticism faced with hate crimes toward marginalized groups is ignorant.
Editorial: Impact response system benefits the community

Editorial: Impact response system benefits the community

April 25, 2018
The Bias Impact Response System is the best step in the right direction to make students feel safer on campus and to improve community relations.

Media ignores rise in hate groups

By Isabella Grullón Paz March 1, 2017
Many people do not realize that groups like these are spread out throughout the country, tackle various subjects and can even exist near liberal towns.
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