The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


Roald Hoffmann, former Cornell professor, Nobel Prize winner and an Ithaca local, visited campus April 25 in Muller chapel to tell his story of surviving the Holocaust.

Hillel invites Holocaust survivor to share personal story

By Dominick Petrucci, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
Roald Hoffmann, age 85, was invited to Ithaca College on April 25 by Hillel at Ithaca College to tell his life story. 
Days of Learning should occur on regular basis

Days of Learning should occur on regular basis

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan November 16, 2022
Ithaca College has now hosted two Days of Learning during 2022 in response to swastikas found on campus. 
From left, junior Alexa Rahman, first-year student Taya Thompson and senior Shosh Cohen discussed the prejudices they have independently faced in their lives and on campus, each noting the ignorance of others and the importance of educating people about racism. 

Ithaca College holds Day of Learning to address antisemitism

By Emma Kersting, Joshua Pantano, Noa Ran-Ressler, and Vivian Rose November 16, 2022
The event, called “Addressing Antisemitism: Fighting Hate for Good,” took place in response to three swastikas that were found Nov. 4 in the college’s James J. Whalen Center for Music.
The event began with an introduction from Yasin Ahmed, director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

College community gathers to discuss acts of hate on campus

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2022
About 40 members of the Ithaca College community gathered to discuss recent acts of antisemitism on campus at a campus-wide gathering Nov. 7 in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center.
The Ithacan stands against antisemitism and all forms of hate on our campus and beyond. The Ithacan strives to be a place where all members of the campus community can share their thoughts and opinions and welcomes people to submit commentaries or open letters expressing their views on this issue. 

From the Editors: The Ithacan stands against antisemitism

By The Ithacan November 8, 2022
Eight swastikas in 2022. Even one is too many, but eight swastikas have been found on Ithaca College’s campus since the beginning of the calendar year. This behavior is unacceptable and cannot be tole
In an Oct. 12 email to the campus community, Cornish said a student reported a swastika etched into the metal inside the Baker Walkway elevator in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Second swastika found on campus in one week

By Caitlin Holtzman, Editor in Chief October 12, 2022
In an Oct. 12 email to the campus community, Cornish said a student reported a swastika etched into the metal inside the Baker Walkway elevator in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.
The college also announced that Jeff White ’98 visual effects supervisor and creative director for the Vancouver studio of Industrial Light and Magic, and Amy Goodman, founder of Democracy Now!, will receive honorary Doctor of Letters degrees. Senior Leticia Guibunda will be the student speaker.

IC announces speakers for the 2022 Commencement ceremony

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor April 4, 2022
IC has announced that Sheila Katz ’05, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, will give the main address at the 2022 Commencement ceremony.
In Spring 2019, members of the Ithaca College Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) pose with their certificates after participating in JLF’s experiential learning program about Judaism.

Students discuss themes in Judaism through fellowship

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer March 10, 2022
Beginning Feb.17, members of Ithaca College’s Jewish community have been gathering through the Jewish Learning Fellowship.
IC Hillel, the Center for IDEAS and the college’s senior leadership collaborated to hold the “IC Day of Learning: Grappling with Antisemitism”  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Feb. 28 in Emerson Suites.

Day of learning held in response to antisemitism on campus

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
In between classes Feb. 28 the campus community engaged in an open dialogue about antisemitism in response to symbols of hate found on campus.  
Following the discovery of the first swastika in Baker Walkway, Interim President La Jerne Cornish sent an email to the campus community condemning the symbol Feb 4. After the second swastika was found in Whalen, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management sent out an alert Feb. 8 to the campus community.

Two swastikas found drawn in Ithaca College campus buildings

By Elijah de Castro and Lorien Tyne February 9, 2022
Since Feb. 3, two separate swastikas have been found drawn on the IC campus. Both are under investigation –– one as a potential vandalism hate crime.
Lauren Goldberg, interim director of Religious and Spiritual Life and executive director of Hillel at Ithaca College, was one recipient of Hillel International’s Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence Award in 2021. 

Q&A: Executive Director of Hillel at IC wins excellence award

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer January 31, 2022
Hillel International selects recipients for the award who exemplify an outstanding commitment to Hillel on their college campus community.
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