Beginning this fall, all incoming honors students at Ithaca College are enrolled in the new honors minor in interdisciplinary studies.
Ithaca College’s “IC 20/20” strategic plan will wrap up in Spring 2017, allowing the next president of the college to implement their own larger vision for the college.
The college cannot let the Honors Program dwindle, as it would be yet another administrative failure during President Tom Rochon’s tenure at the college.
“She understands not only the value of service to community members,” he said, “but Anna also understands how service is integral to a student’s learning process.”
News Editor Sophia Tulp and Assistant News Editor Grace Elletson spoke with Linda Petrosino, who assumed the role as interim provost once before in 2014, to discuss her role, initiatives that will be continued this year and an idea of the leadership strategy for the college.
It is incredibly disheartening that despite consistent voicing of “No Confidence” across constituencies, Tom Rochon’s leadership continues to be destructive towards the education of students, as well as the treatment of faculty and staff.
Faculty and staff presented a letter to the Board of Trustees at its May 19 reception, asking the board to conduct a performance review of provost Benjamin Rifkin.
Two Ithaca College administrators have announced they will be stepping down from their positions, claiming a lack of administrative support from the college.
Many Ithaca College honors students are having difficulty completing the honors program since it underwent structural changes in Fall 2013. Students say the new requirements are too complicated, numerous and restrictive.