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Editor-in-Chief Syd Pierre, Managing Editor Malik Clement and News Editor Prakriti Panwar sat down to talk with President La Jerne Cornish about the current campus climate, including free speech and diversity at the college.

Q&A: President La Jerne Cornish discusses campus climate, free speech, and diversity, equity and inclusion

By Syd Pierre, Malik Clement, and Prakriti Panwar May 1, 2024
Nearing the end of the 2023–24 academic year, The Ithacan sat down to talk with La Jerne Cornish, the 10th president of Ithaca College. Cornish is in her second year of the role, after previously serving as interim president for the 2021–22 academic year. She has also served as provost, executive vice president and senior vice president of academic affairs since she arrived at the college in 2018. 
Students gathered around Free Speech Rock outside of Phillips Hall to listen to faculty members stories, reflections and concerns with the institutionalized discrimination on Ithaca Colleges campus.

IC Rise Up works with faculty members in solidarity walkout

March 31, 2023

IC Rise Up held a first walkout March 8, where students of color were encouraged to share their stories and frustrations with their experiences on Ithaca College's campus. On March 29, a second walkout...

Ithaca College President La Jerne Cornish is now a quarter of the way through her first academic year as president.

Q&A: IC President La Jerne Cornish discusses values and administrative changes

By Caitlin Holtzman and Syd Pierre October 26, 2022
Editor-in-Chief Caitlin Holtzman and news editor Syd Pierre sat down with President La Jerne Cornish to discuss her goals as president and changes made in the college’s administration.
“[At Ithaca College, the] president, provost, general council, chief of staff, vice president for student affairs and campus life, vice president for marketing and enrollment strategy, vice president of human resources, athletic director, and four of five deans are women,” President La Jerne Cornish said at the Women in Leadership Panel on Sept. 27. 

Panelists discuss the importance of women in leadership roles

By Vivian Rose, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022
Ithaca College hosted a Women in Leadership Panel Sept. 27, coordinated by Julie Dorsey, chair and professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy.
Ithaca College President La Jerne Cornish took office in March 2022 after serving as interim president since August 2021. Prior to becoming president, she served as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.

Community collaborates to prepare for Presidential Inauguration

By Lucia Coutermarsh, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022
The Presidential Inauguration ceremony of Ithaca College’s 10th President, La Jerne Cornish, will be held Oct. 1 along with multiple events and showcases.
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. 

Faculty Council discusses Fall 2022 plans and confers degrees

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2022
The Faculty Council discussed changes for the 2022–23 academic year, conferred degrees and spoke with President La Jerne Cornish at its May 3 meeting.
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