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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Ithacas abortion sanctuary law prohibits city resources to aid out-of-state investigations seeking to bring criminal charges against people performing or receiving an abortion and individuals are encouraged to sue Ithaca if the law is not upheld. 

City of Ithaca protects abortion access with sanctuary law

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Ithaca became a sanctuary city for abortions July 6 after the Common Council voted unanimously to make the ordinance brought forth by Alderperson Robert Cantelmo into city law. 
Laura Lewis, acting Mayor of Ithaca, delivers a proclamation recognizing the power structures that leave groups vulnerable to sexual violence and the need in the Ithaca community to support survivors, especially those from marginalized groups.

Students march at Take Back the Night after two years online

By Clare Shanahan and Olivia Stanzl May 4, 2022
April 29 Ithaca College students marched to The Commons for the 43rd annual Take Back the Night event in Ithaca after two years of online observation.
Zillah Eisenstein, professor emerita in the Department of Politics at Ithaca College, was one of the speakers at the rally and talked about the importance of not only keeping abortions legal, but also making them accessible. 

Ithaca community members rally for reproductive rights

By Alyshia Korba, Senior Writer October 6, 2021
Community members from Cornell University, Ithaca College and the greater Ithaca area rallied for reproductive rights Oct. 2.  
Good Girls Dont Tell, is a documentary that tells the stories of non-reporting sexual assault survivors. It is directed by Jen Huemmer, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication.

Professor directs documentary for sexual assault awareness

By Maddy Martin, Life & Culture editor April 21, 2021
"Good Girls Don't Tell," is a documentary that tells the stories of non-reporting sexual assault survivors directed by Jen Huemmer, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication.
Senior Tatiana Jorio, center, writes that the Department of Educations recent proposed changes to Title IX do not bode well for prosecuting sexual assaults and for the treatment of survivors in the future.

Commentary: Proposed changes to Title IX cause concern

By Tatiana Jorio February 13, 2019
The regulations, proposed by The Department of Education, would make colleges across the country less safe, and leave survivors of sexual assault feeling more isolated.
IC Planned Parenthood Generation Action is a student organization on campus working to advocate for Planned Parenthood and to get the student body more politically involved.

Student club advocates for Planned Parenthood amid controversy

By Jenna Mortenson, Staff Writer October 18, 2015
Debate over Planned Parenthood was renewed in recent months with the release of videos that allegedly showed leaders of the organization negotiating the sale of aborted fetal tissue. Supporters of Planned Parenthood argued that the videos were fraudulent and manipulated, while others called for the government to defund Planned Parenthood over the reports. Junior Christina Tudor, president of IC Planned Parenthood Generation Action, said this is not the first time a group has released videos intended to cause controversy about the organization, and IC Generation Action works to raise awareness around the issue.
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