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The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


‘On the Same Page’ – Top Stories of Week 10

November 6, 2023
Co-host seniors Emma Kersting and Clare Shanahan dive into the latest stories in news, sports and life and culture at The Ithacan. This week, Kersting and Shanahan spoke with first-year reporter Kaeleigh Banda and sophomore Assistant Sports Editor Billy Wood.
From left, co-presidents sophomore Jasmine Williams, junior Achille Vann Rica and sophomore Sydney Wilson, secretary of Black Artists United, meet in the library to discuss the club.

New theater clubs push diversity into the spotlight

By Jess Williams, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022
Two new theater organizations, Black Artists United and Harmony Theatre Collective, are focusing on creating people of color-exclusive spaces for artists at Ithaca College.
Editorial: Transgender athletes face added barriers to acceptance

Editorial: Transgender athletes face added barriers to acceptance

October 23, 2019
We must remember that, at the center of these controversies, there are people who are going through a complicated, emotional time in their lives.
From left, Dave Lissy ’87, Ithaca College Board of Trustees Chairman, and Vice Chairman James Nolan ’77 at an open forum February 15, 2019.

Board of trustees hosts forum with college community

By Mary Rand, Staff Writer February 18, 2019
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees held an open forum Feb. 15 to discuss their winter session and to take questions from the college community.
The Office of the Provost at Ithaca College announced March 19 that the provost is currently seeking applications for three new positions.

College holds second forum in PRW on racist social media video

By Rachel Heller, Staff Writer December 13, 2018
About a dozen Ithaca College students attended a follow-up open forum Dec. 12 in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center to discuss a racial incident.
Students exit the community gathering held on Dec. 12 to discuss a viral video of a student using a racial slur. Sophomore Briana Williams writes that the forum was ineffective in addressing racial issues on campus.

Campus community discusses racist video posted by student

By John Turner, Contributing Writer December 12, 2018
Approximately 200 students, faculty and staff members of the Ithaca College community came together at an open forum to discuss a racist video that surfaced on social media early last week.
Terri Stewart, director of Public Safety, walks into Emerson Suites before a meeting with RAs Sept. 2, 2015. Public Safety is beginning to implement initiatives that were spurred by this protest and allegations of racial aggression by Public Safety officers.

IC Public Safety begins to implement diversity initiatives

By Jack Sears, Contributing Writer September 21, 2016
The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety is heading into the implementation phase of some key initiatives promised last year, spurred by student protests regarding the racial climate on campus.
Junior Tate Johnson addressed the crowd of an anti-racism rally held Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock at Ithaca College, during which attendees voiced their criticisms of President Tom Rochon. Rochon was called upon to speak at the event.

Success with addressing campus racial issues varies nationwide

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
During the Fall 2015 semester, colleges and universities across the country were rocked by student protests addressing racial tensions on campuses. Ithaca College was also affected by these issues, and it is among many other institutions that are now trying to heal their communities while also facing losses in enrollment and retention.
Roger Richardson, associate provost for diversity, inclusion and engagement, was announced by President Tom Rochon on Nov. 10 as the interim chief diversity officer. According to a recent announcement, it is unclear whether a permanent person will be hired for the position.

Ithaca College clarifies progress and holdups on diversity plan

By Elena Piech and Faith Meckley March 23, 2016
In a recent announcement, the college laid out parts of the diversity action plan that are on track — such as developing a Fall 2016 campus-climate survey — and parts of the plan that are falling behind — such as developing a community review board for the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
Faculty Council convened Jan. 19 and heard a presentation from Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, on an idea for a new administrative position.

New Ithaca College associate provost position discussed

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2016
Faculty Council members discussed a potential new administrative position and having a workshop to educate the council on diversity and inclusion.
From left, Jason Freitag, associate professor of history, and Alexander Moon, assistant professor of politics, were appointed to Faculty Councils diversity and inclusion task force.

Ithaca College Faculty Council creates diversity task force

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer November 11, 2015
The Faculty Council created a diversity and inclusion task force to organize information and formulate a plan to combat problems of racial tensions on campus.

Editorial: Micro-aggressions definition must be clarified

December 3, 2014

“Micro-aggressions” are often subtle, derogatory remarks — both intentional and unintentional — that target minority or underrepresented groups. Because many students, faculty and staff members...

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