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From left, sophomore Noah Richardson and seniors Morgan Kingsley and Ro Scanlon-Black, are three of 16 authors of the diversity curriculum.

Students propose curriculum to improve diversity education

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2023
Ithaca College students created a proposal to restructure the current diversity credit requirement of the Integrated Core Curriculum to provide a more effective diversity education.
Chris McNamara, clinical associate professor and clinical director in the Department of Physical Therapy and chair of the Faculty Council, speaks at a Faculty Council meeting Jan. 21.

ICC revisions to be complete by December 2020

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer January 22, 2020
David Gondek, associate professor in the Ithaca College Department of Biology, presented revisions to the ICC to the Faculty Council.
From left, Christina Moylan and Susan Witherup, co-chairs of the Integrative Core Curriculum Program Review Committee. Now that the review committee has finalized its report on the ICC, the college will begin to consider implementing some of the recommended changes to the program.

Review committee finalizes report on ICC

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor April 15, 2019
Ithaca College announced April 11 that the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Program Review Committee has finalized its report on the ICC.
From left Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president in the Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons at the Association of American Colleges, and Universities and David Hubert, associate provost for learning advancement at Salt Lake Community College. The two served as external evaluators of the ICC.

External evaluators come to campus to review ICC

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2019
Despite the student body’s criticisms of the Integrative Core Curriculum, no students showed up to the two open sessions with external evaluators.
From left, juniors Magdalena Kwasnica, Julia Muller, and Hannah Mahany, write about why the ICC is impactful to students and how students can better change the program for the future.

Commentary: Student input is vital to the ICC Program Review

By Hannah Mahany, Julia Muller, and Magdalena Kwasnica November 27, 2018
As students, it is important to know that you have power and the ability to make changes to your academic experience.
Editorial: Proposed ICC plan changes would benefit the college

Editorial: Proposed ICC plan changes would benefit the college

April 19, 2018
There have been instances of students not being able to study abroad as planned due to issues with getting into ICC classes, the proposal states.
Sophomore Kimberly Caceci, above, signs out “identity” in American Sign Language. Caceci writes that the Integrated Core Curriculum does not focus enough on people with disabilities, especially the Deaf Community.

Commentary: ASL should count toward ICC Diversity credits

By Kimberly Caceci April 11, 2018
To live up to the goals Ithaca College has, I recommend the college stop all the talk about how diverse we are and take some action.
From left, Rebecca Evans, campus sustainability coordinator in the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability; Susan Swensen Witherup, professor in the Department of Biology; junior Laura Waxman, an intern in the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability; senior Mara Erb, former Student Government Council sustainability coordinator; and junior Marisa Lansing, an Eco-Rep, speak in the panel discussion about sustainability on April 10.

Panel discusses solutions for campus sustainability issues

By Krissy Waite, Staff Writer April 11, 2018
The panel discussion focused on identifying problems with student involvement in sustainability and talking about possible solutions.
From left, Kathryn Morris, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University, and Mario Herane, vice president for development at Universidad Mayor, spoke with staff on Feb. 27.

Campus community gives feedback for reaccreditation

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer February 28, 2018
The Middle States review team visited the college to assess if the college can get reaccredited. Reaccreditation happens every 10 years.
The diversity course is one of the requirements of the colleges Integrated Core Curriculum, which was implemented as part of the strategic vision of the IC 20/20.

Commentary: “What does diversity have to do with me?”

By Cal Goodin, Clare Nowalk, Rose Munsey-Kano, and Zoë Green April 26, 2017
In the following letter, we address issues with the current ICC diversity credit and outline our suggestions for its revitalization.
The diversity course is one of the requirements of the colleges Integrated Core Curriculum, which was implemented as part of the strategic vision of the IC 20/20.

Commentary: ICC diversity requirement needs revision

Although well-intentioned, this line of thinking is far from perfect — in fact, we found multiple issues with the “diversity” perspective of the ICC.
Professor Timothy Johnsons course on Hamilton: An American Musical integrates history, politics and math into a discussion about the musical sensation.

Q&A: IC professor starts a revolution with ‘Hamilton’ course

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life & Culture Editor February 21, 2017
"'Hamilton' is this huge phenomenon that extends beyond the average consumer of theater in New York, and it’s reaching kids.
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