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THE ITHACAN

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THE ITHACAN

From left, David Lissy ’87, chair of the Board of Trustees, and James Nolan ’77, vice president of the board, meet with the campus community in Fall 2022. The Board of Trustees recently reconvened for its Spring 2023 meetings earlier in May.

Board of Trustees meets to approve FY24 budget and promotions

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor May 29, 2023
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees held its spring meetings May 18–20 where members approved a $204.3 million operating expense budget for fiscal year 2023–24 and welcomed five new trustees. 
IC President La Jerne Cornish updated the campus community on the search for vice president for enrollment and student success on June 12 via email and Intercom and said she would give more updates closer to the beginning of Fall 2023.

Emily Rockett appointed Secretary to the Board of Trustees

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor March 1, 2023
President La Jerne Cornish announced General Counsel Emily Rockett will be the new Secretary to the Board of Trustees Feb. 28.
Letter to the Editor: Former president Collado received no salary increase

Letter to the Editor: Former president Collado received no salary increase

By David H. Lissy, Chair of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees May 23, 2022
Former President Shirley M. Collado ... did not receive any salary increase from fiscal year 2018–19 to fiscal year 2019–20.
IC Open the Books and IC Alumni Against Austerity are organizations that formed in opposition to the Academic Program Prioritization process. Collectively they voice concerns about current leadership at the college enabling and rewarding people who abuse their positions of power.

Commentary: Abuses of power cannot be rewarded

It is time for Ithaca College leadership to stop enabling and rewarding people who abuse their positions of power.
Senior Alexis Manore, editor in chief for The Ithacan, discusses the impacts of Ithaca Colleges failure to hold abusers accountable. This pattern invalidates survivors and normalizes violence within the campus community.

Commentary: IC does not hold abusers accountable

By Alexis Manore May 8, 2022
As a survivor of both sexual harassment and sexual assault, it has been extremely disheartening to see how the college has supported and enabled abusers and offered minimal support to survivors. 
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado’s monthly base compensation increased by $1,039 to $41,174 per month during the 2019–20 fiscal year.

After saying her salary would freeze, President Collado’s compensation rose

By Alexis Manore and Elijah de Castro May 5, 2022
Despite claiming multiple times that she froze her salary during the 2019–20 academic year, former Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado’s monthly base compensation increased by $1,039 to $41,17
In a May 3 email to the college community, President La Jerne Cornish announced that Ferro, who has worked at the college since 2017, will become the Chief of Education at College Track, an organization that works to aid students in confronting systemic barriers as they work to complete bachelors degrees. College Track is currently led by former President Shirley M. Collado, who recently left the college Jan. 10, 2022. 

Vice president of Student Affairs to step down June 24

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer May 4, 2022
Rosanna Ferro, vice president for student affairs and campus life, is stepping down from her position and leaving Ithaca College June 24, 2022.
Editorial: Luvelle Brown must step down from positions of power

Editorial: Luvelle Brown must step down from positions of power

By The Ithacan April 7, 2022
Keeping corrupted leaders in positions of power is injurious and puts the whole campus community at risk by normalizing abuse.
Since December 2020, current and former leadership at Ithaca College has been aware of credible abuse allegations leveled against trustee Luvelle Brown.

Trustee Luvelle Brown remains in power despite abuse allegations

By Alyshia Korba, Senior Writer April 7, 2022
Luvelle Brown, member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, is facing pressure to step down after allegations of abuse.
Members of Faculty Council were able to share their concerns and questions about the changes made to their dental plan that was enacted this year, elected the executive committee and held an executive session for about an hour at its final meeting of the semester. Both the 2021–22 and 2022–23 faculty council members were present for the meeting. 

IC Faculty Council discusses structure of shared governance

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 6, 2022
In recent years, the concept of shared governance has been an important part of discussions about how the college’s administration conducts business with the faculty.
From left, David Lissy 87, chair of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees; La Jerne Terry Cornish, Ithaca College President; and Jim Nolan ’77, vice chair of the board of trustees congratulate Cornish being appointed president.

IC welcomes La Jerne Cornish as the college’s 10th president

By Alexis Manore, Editor in Chief March 8, 2022
At a March 6 reception, La Jerne Cornish was congratulated as Ithaca College's 10th president after a long search process.
After a record 3.35% tuition increase for the 2022–23 school year, Ithaca College has become one of the most expensive liberal arts colleges in the state.

As tuition continues to rise, IC students go deeper into debt

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor February 23, 2022
Despite 92% of Ithaca College students getting financial aid, the cost of attendance continues to push students further and further into debt.
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