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Cantor Abbe Lyons, Jewish chaplain at Muller Chapel, recently wrote an editorial debunking myths about homelessness and calling for compassion regarding homeless people.

Q&A: Cantor debunks myths about homelessness

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor October 23, 2018
Cantor Abbe Lyons, Jewish chaplain at Muller Chapel, recently wrote a commentary debunking several myths about homelessness and called for people to think compassionately about it.
Marlon Peterson, an African-American activist, gives the keynote presentation at the Ithaca College MLK Week 2018. Peterson shares his personal experiences with incarceration.

MLK Week 2018 keynote speaker discusses human rights

By Madison Moore, Staff Writer January 24, 2018
Marlon Peterson, an African-American activist, speaks about youth development, violence prevention, criminal justice and equality at MLK Week 2018.
From left, then sophomore Tsering Yangkey, junior Ngawang Chime, Ithaca College freshman Tenzin Chonden and sophomore Tashi Choezom display a Tibetan flag during International week. They each served on Unity Tibets e-board Spring 2017.

New club raises awareness of human rights issues in Tibet

By Silas White, Assistant Life & Culture Editor August 30, 2017
“There is self-immolation happening in Tibet, and a lot of people don’t know about it,”
Members of the Class of 2016 take pictures on the academic quad as they wait for the procession to begin.

Ithaca College celebrates Class of 2016 graduation

By Kayla Dwyer, Editor in Chief May 22, 2016
Clouds and light rain had little bearing on Ithaca College’s 121st Commencement celebration in honor of the Class of 2016 on May 22.
Holocaust survivor Fred Heyman, spoke to a group of approximately 100 students and faculty of the college before a screening of “Be an Upstander,” which tells Heyman’s story.

Holocaust survivor shares his story with Ithaca College

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
Heyman said he tells his story because he believes stories of tragedy and human rights violations are not often told. He cited recognition last month by the U.S. to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide after 100 years, as a step in the right direction, but occurring too late.

Crazy thing is happening in China, and I don’t even know what it is…

By Jeremy Li March 3, 2014

A horrendous act of crime was committed in Kunming, a city in Southwestern China.  On March 1st, a group of men and women have their faces covered, ran into Kunming railway station and stabbed people...

Uganda celebrates “World Day of Social Justice” by signing anti-gay bill

By Jeremy Li March 1, 2014

Since 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nation has proclaimed 20 February as “World Day of Social Justice.” This is a day member states of the UN are invited to devote the day to promoting awareness...

Why Feminism?

By Rebecca Billings February 27, 2013
One of the many questions I’m constantly asked as people seek to understand (or maybe break down) my feminist ideals is “Why ‘feminism’? Why not ‘egalitarianism’? Or ‘humanism’?” This question, though initially intriguing, overlooks the very essential concept at the center of feminist thought: that the female—the feminine, the woman—is constantly and inarguable devalued within…
Maureen Kelly, vice president for education and training at Planned Parenthood, leads a discussion about education and feminism during at the event hosted by the Women’s Studies program Oct. 8.

Speaker sheds light on sexual rights

By Sara Webb, Staff Writer October 10, 2012
Maureen Kelly, vice president for education and training at Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, kicked off the Women's Studies event series with her presentation on human rights and sexual rights.
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