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‘On the Same Page’ – The Arts Edition

April 15, 2024
Host senior Emma Kersting interviews members of The Ithacan's editorial board to get a behind-the-scenes look at The Arts Edition.
Anne Hogan, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, will be leaving at the end of the academic year and taking up the role of Dean of the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University in Southern California.

Inaugural dean of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance announces departure from IC

By Prakriti Panwar, News Editor April 8, 2024
Anne Hogan, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, announced her departure from Ithaca College in an email sent to the campus community on April 8. Hogan was the first dean of the unified School of MTD.

The newly-created Dillingham Spotlight Program presents it’s first show

By Sarah Cochi, Makai Yllanes, and Emma Brown March 28, 2024

The Dillingham Spotlight Program is a newly created student-run theater production program in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Ithaca College. The program presented its first play, In-Complete,...

13th Annual Wheels for Women Cabaret

By Agustina Dozo, Ivana Cvetanoska, and Augustine Daudu February 22, 2024

The 13th Annual Wheels for Women Cabaret took place on Feb. 17, as performers raised money through song and dance to provide support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Kerala, India.

Senior Emma Commisso writes about how MTD students can make the field of opera even more exciting through collaboration.

Commentary: Opera is an exciting art form for all performers

By Emma Commisso January 24, 2024
Opera challenges its performers to constantly connect to the music and discover what each measure means to their character. Performers of many different skill sets are up for this challenge and could revitalize the opera industry. 
Editorial: DEI education should not be the responsibility of BIPOC students, faculty

Editorial: DEI education should not be the responsibility of BIPOC students, faculty

By The Ithacan November 16, 2023
The School of Music, Theater, and Dance at Ithaca College must implement programs and resources to support students of color and educate them on racism in the world of music, theater and dance.
Experiences of BIPOC students in performing arts reveal patterns of discrimination at Ithaca College

Experiences of BIPOC students in performing arts reveal patterns of discrimination at Ithaca College

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor November 15, 2023
In Spring 2023, Ithaca College senior Seessa Kauffman left Sigma Alpha Iota’s Epsilon chapter — the college’s professional music fraternity — after he said he experienced racism, lack of inclusivity and dismissive behavior from his peers in the fraternity. In August, Kauffman put together a petition to hold the fraternity accountable for their racist actions and received over 400 signatures.
Senior SK Aptacy writes about the historically discriminatory background of fraternities and sororities and how this has manifested at Ithaca College.

Commentary: Greek life must be more clearly regulated by the college

By SK Aptacy November 1, 2023
“You joined a frat? You know frats and sororities are historically classist, elitist and racist, right? Like inherently so.” Those were my older sister’s first words to me when I told her I joined a music fraternity on campus last spring, Sigma Alpha Iota, Chapter Epsilon.
The summary was shared Feb. 1, 2023, with music faculty and staff, and participants remained unnamed. In the summary, faculty and staff without tenure and faculty and staff of color expressed feeling silenced and ignored by senior faculty.

Cultural review in former School of Music exposes tension among employees

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2023
A summer 2021 cultural review done in the then-School of Music identified three main sources of tension: tenure, the school’s environment, and race and gender.
“[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.
The national labor shortage and the “Great Resignation” have impacted colleges and universities across the country throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and created low levels of faculty, staff and administrative retention. 

IC adjusts to high staff, faculty and administrative turnover

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 21, 2022
Ithaca College continues to be affected by staffing shortages as the college rebuilds its leadership departments and deals with staff, faculty and administrative turnover.
First-year student Nicole Sutera is running for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance senator on the platform of building community and collaboration after the School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts merged to create the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in July. 

SGC election candidates present campaign platforms for Fall 2022

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2022
The Ithaca College Student Governance Council held its platform presentations Sept. 13 for candidates running in the Fall 2022 election. The campaign period for the SGC candidates began Sept. 9.
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