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Faculty members in all five schools have adjusted their courses to include these topics and found ways to integrate current events into their curricula, like holding open discussions and debates, as well as assigning news articles for students to read. 

Professors alter course curricula to address current events

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
On top of adjusting to teaching remotely, faculty members have been updating their course curricula to address events that are impacting students.
Ithaca community members celebrate U.S. President-elect Joe Bidens projected win Nov. 7 in Ithaca. Biden’s projected win came at the end of an extremely close race. With a projected win in Pennsylvania, Biden exceeded the needed 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

Ithaca community has mixed reactions to Biden’s projected win

By Alexis Manore, Ashley Stalnecker, and Mikayla Rovenolt November 10, 2020
A sense of relief and exhilaration filled the air Nov. 7 on The Commons in Ithaca, an hour after President-elect Joe Biden secured the projected win.
Steven Skopik, professor and interim chair in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, teaches a class over Zoom. Skopik said that he has more confidence to teach online classes in the fall semester than he had in the spring because he had the summer to assess what did and did not work in the virtual classes he taught.

IC faculty feel prepared for online Fall 2020 instruction

By Jordan Broking, Staff Writer September 18, 2020
Last spring, classes made a quick switch to remote instruction. The college created a reopening plan for fall that involved starting classes remotely.
The virtual open-conversation session was led by David Lissy ’87, chair of the board of trustees, and James Nolan ’77, vice chair of the board of trustees. About 55 people attended the event.

Board of Trustees grants professors emeritus and tenure

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor February 19, 2020
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to retired faculty members and promoted faculty members to tenure at its February meeting.
Letter to the Editor: Adding to workload could reduce payroll

Letter to the Editor: Adding to workload could reduce payroll

By Carole West February 19, 2019
“The college professor is the last leisure class in America.” Why not reduce your payroll by requiring each professor to add  one course to their workload?
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