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IC junior creates high school curriculum to promote critical thinking

IC junior creates high school curriculum to promote critical thinking

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor September 4, 2016
Ithaca College junior Drew Stierhoff collaborated with his faculty mentor, Ellie Fulmer, assistant professor of the Department of Education, over the summer to create a structured, analytical teacher’s guide for how to teach social studies to junior-level high school students.
Senior Alyssa Rodriguez spent the summer evaluating the manic pixie dream girl, a trope often found in modern media when a quirky woman advances the plot for male characters.

Summer scholar analyzes ‘manic pixie dream girl’ in pop culture

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor September 1, 2016
Quirky, obnoxious and unique. These traits create the “manic pixie dream girl” trope that Ithaca College senior Alyssa Rodriguez explored this summer in collaboration with Katharine Kittredge, professor in the Department of English. Rodriguez’s project is funded by her Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award, an annual IC award that provides students with financial support for scholarly projects.
On Dec. 11, 2015, student and faculty at Ithaca College voiced their criticisms toward President Tom Rochon during a rally. The turbulent campus climate from the Fall 2015 semester motivated junior Michele Hau to research ties between dialogue, rhetoric and racism.

Student addresses racism and rhetoric in scholar program

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor August 21, 2016
With guidance from her faculty mentor, Robert Sullivan, associate professor of communication studies, Hau analyzed documents from colleges in the United States as evidence for her argument, which connects political theory to the reality of discussing racism on campus.
Visting distinguished writer Victor LaValle leads a writing workshop Nov. 23 in the Campus Center. The Guggenheim Fellow read excerpts from his most recent novel, The Devil in Silver, later that day in the Klingenstein Lounge.

Author Victor LaValle reads latest novel at Ithaca College

By Steven Pirani, Assistant Life & Culture Editor November 12, 2014
Guggenheim Fellow and renowned author Victor LaValle visited the college as part of its Distinguished Writer's Series.
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