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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Across Ithaca College, there are limited course offerings because of major curricular revisions and faculty cuts made in the 2020–21 academic year.

Course offerings drop but faculty workload rises

By Aubren Villasenor, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Across Ithaca College, there are limited course offerings because of major curricular revisions and faculty cuts made in the 2020–21 academic year.
Waitlist, which has replaced the capacity override request system, will aim to provide a more transparent class registration process.

Waitlist feature replaces capacity override system in class registration

By Maggie McAden, Assistant News Editor August 27, 2018
Ithaca College rolled out a new class registration feature, Waitlist, July 23 which aims to provide a more transparent process during class registration.
Editorial: Crash during registration could have been avoided

Editorial: Crash during registration could have been avoided

November 16, 2017
Having more time tickets — having more than two a day or having more days of registration — is the best solution, given the current system.
Michael Fox, an implementation consultant with Strata Information Group, gave a presentation about how the new Degree Works software will work at Ithaca College.

Ithaca College to implement new degree evaluation program

By Ben Kaplan, Staff Writer April 17, 2017
Over the next few months, Ithaca College will be replacing and upgrading its degree evaluation system in HomerConnect with Degree Works software.
As Fall 2016 course registration approaches next week, associate professor Michael Smith urges students to pursue humanities courses beyond what the Integrative Core Curriculum requires.

Commentary: Humanities are essential to student success

By Michael Smith April 13, 2016
For most of the history of higher education, the humanities were the foundation of a college degree, not a marginal element squeezed in—or worse, “gotten out of the way,” to use the all too common parlance about ICC courses on campus.
Ronald Trunzo, associate director of the Office of Residential Life and associate director of the Office of Judicial Affairs, said roommate conflicts are a common occurrence.

Ithaca College students change roommates to avoid conflict

By Natasha Curran, Contributing Writer February 24, 2016
Standing in the cold for four hours was not how now-senior Nolan Elias planned his night to end one day in late October 2013. After being asked to leave his dorm, he spent his night wandering campus trying to find a place to sleep.
Ithaca College has announced its new open-housing policy — a housing option that enables students to select roommates regardless of their sex or gender. Freshmen Anna Gardner and Joe Simpson plan on utilizing the open-housing policy in the fall.

Ithaca College allows students of different sex to be roommates

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer February 23, 2016
Ithaca College recently announced its new open-housing policy, allowing students to select roommates regardless of sex or gender.

Editorial: HomerConnect 2.0 needs improvement

April 15, 2015

The latest update to HomerConnect is called “HomerConnect 2.0,” which implies that this is a major update with significant improvements. In the software industry, version numbers typically follow a...

A preview of the HomerConnect update, which Steve Desmond, an enterprise applications developer at the college, said still might change before it is released on April 10.

Ithaca College to release HomerConnect 2.0

By Max Denning, Online News Editor April 6, 2015
Ithaca College will be releasing “HomerConnect 2.0” later this week, an update to the Ithaca College student and faculty database, which students also use to register for classes.

College Briefing: Jan. 29

January 28, 2015
Students can request testing services online, Row-a-thon to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, and more
Freshman Aaron Zufall shows off “Less Terrible HomerConnect,” a Google Chrome extension he created that aims to make HomerConnect easier to navigate. Zufall decided to improve HomerConnect after his first time using it.

Ithaca College student creates easier-to-navigate HomerConnect

By Katie Baldwin, Contributing Writer October 22, 2014
Afer using HomerConnect for the first time, freshman Aaron Zufall decided to create a Google Chrome extension that would make the website easier to use.
Sophomore Liza Foley stands nearby as her mother, Janese Guiliano, makes her bed on Aug. 25.

Colleges encourage increased parental involvement

By Taylor Zambrano, Assistant News Editor September 3, 2014
What some may refer to as “helicopter parenting,” others might simply call “caring,” but the trend is the new norm, and colleges are following suit.
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